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  • Officials ID missing boater on Lake Pepin

    BAY CITY, Wis. (AP) – The Pierce County sheriff’s office has released the name of the man missing after he fell from a boat into Lake Pepin. The man is identified as 38-year-old Troy Goehrs …

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    13 Jun 12
  • Voluntary use hurts Minn. drug monitor program

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Supporters of Minnesota’s two-year-old prescription drug monitoring program say it’s helped detect patients who might be addicted to pain medication, but they worry that not enough doctors are using the …

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    13 Jun 12
  • Pawlenty joins board of frac sand company

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has joined the board of directors of Smart Sand, a Pennsylvania company building a large silica sand plant in Wisconsin. Smart Sand’s 1,100-acre plant is …

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    13 Jun 12
  • Leaders hope new stadium will be boon to jobless

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings’ new stadium is expected to bring construction jobs to parts of Minneapolis hit hardest by poverty and unemployment. Civic leaders who backed the stadium tell Minnesota Public Radio   …

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    13 Jun 12
  • 5 arrested following standoff in Rochester

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) – Authorities say five men are in custody after a standoff in Rochester. Police were called to a robbery at a hotel about 5 p.m. Monday. Five men believed to have been …

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    12 Jun 12
  • Girl pulled from Cedar Lake in Minneapolis dies

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A teenage girl has died after being pulled from Cedar Lake in Minneapolis. The Hennepin County sheriff’s office said Monday it has learned the 16-year-old girl has died. The girl, from Minneapolis, …

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    12 Jun 12
  • FEC sues ex-Sen. Craig over use of campaign cash

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Former U.S. Sen. Larry Craig is being sued by federal election regulators who say he misused some $217,000 in campaign funds for his legal defense after a 2007 Minnesota airport bathroom …

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    12 Jun 12
  • Minn.’s May tax collections put state $148M ahead

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The state of Minnesota is $148 million ahead of its revenue projections for the year after last month’s tax collections beat expectations. Management and Budget Commissioner James Schowalter said Monday …

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    12 Jun 12