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  • Recycler admits failing to disclose air violations

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Rosemount aluminum recycling operation faces more than $1 million in fines, civil penalties and required plant upgrades for violating clean air laws and trying to conceal it. Spectro Alloys Corporation pleaded …

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    08 Jun 12
  • American Crystal, union reps try to restart talks

    MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) – American Crystal Sugar and union representatives meet Friday in attempt to restart contract talks in a dispute that has locked out workers and dragged on for 10 months. It’s the fourth …

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    08 Jun 12
  • Minn. Gov. Dayton leads trade mission to China

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Gov. Mark Dayton departs Friday on a trade mission to China, one of Minnesota’s biggest export markets. The first-term governor is leading a 50-member delegation on a trip that includes …

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    08 Jun 12
  • Fiancee: Vet gave show errant photo by ‘mistake’

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The fiancée of an “America’s Got Talent” contestant scrutinized for claims he was injured in Afghanistan says he made a “mistake” when he gave the show a photograph of a soldier instead …

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    08 Jun 12
  • Minn. Take-A-Kid Fishing weekend opens Friday

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota’s annual Take-A-Kid Fishing weekend opens Friday – the weekend when adults can fish without a license while accompanying a child younger than 16. The Department of Natural Resources says …

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    08 Jun 12
  • 2012 Minn. State Fair poster unveiled

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The 2012 Minnesota State Fair’s commemorative poster features a red rooster as its centerpiece. Fair officials unveiled the poster Wednesday.  Artist Joe Heffron’s work in colored pencil features a rooster surrounded …

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    07 Jun 12
  • Man who went snorkeling found dead in Minn. lake

    WALKER, Minn. (AP) – Authorities have recovered the body of a 55-year-old Walker man who apparently drowned while snorkeling in a northern Minnesota lake. Cass County sheriff’s officials got a call around 9 p.m. Tuesday …

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    07 Jun 12
  • Minn. felon pleads guilty to weapons charge

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota man with suspected ties to white supremacist groups has pleaded guilty to a weapons charge. Thirty-one-year-old Samuel J. Johnson of Austin, Minnesota pleaded guilty Wednesday to being a …

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    07 Jun 12