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  • Rain in May creates washed out Minnesota trails

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is warning hikers and mountain bikers that heavy rain during the month of May has washed out some trails. Boaters are also being warned that the …

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    04 Jun 12
  • Heavy rain, mudslide slows Twin Cities commute

    NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota transportation officials are anticipating additional road closures Thursday as heavy thunderstorms redevelop in parts of the state. Standing water closed sections of some highways and interstates in the Twin …

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    24 May 12
  • High winds trash cars at Minn. dealership

    NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) – A burst of strong winds has damaged dozens of vehicles at a south-central Minnesota car dealership. Winds and heavy rain ripped through Kohls-Weelborg Chevrolet in New Ulm around 4:30 p.m. …

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    24 May 12
  • Settlement reached in 2009 train crash

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) – Union Pacific Railroad and the family of a man killed in a Blue Earth County train crash have reached a legal settlement. Attorneys say Union Pacific has agreed to pay $650,000 …

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    24 May 12
  • CAIR-MN asks FBI to investigate racist graffiti

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) – Muslim civil rights leaders are asking the FBI to investigate racist graffiti spray-painted on the driveway of a Somali-American family in Rochester. A swastika, the letters “KKK” and the word “stink” …

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    24 May 12
  • 14-year-old Texan wins National Geographic Bee

    BRETT ZONGKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – A first-time national geography bee contender from Texas has won the annual competition in Washington. Fourteen-year-old Rahul Nagvekar, of Missouri City, Texas, won National Geographic Bee on Thursday. …

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    24 May 12
  • Minn. truck driver convicted in fatal bee crash

    HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota truck driver has been convicted in a crash that killed two drivers and an unborn child and released thousand Dakota County Judge Karen Asphaug found 38-year-old Jason Styrbicky of …

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    24 May 12
  • Firefighters douse hot spots from forest fire

    ELY, Minn. (AP) – Firefighters worked Friday to douse the hot spots left from a forest fire that came dangerously close to the popular tourist town of Ely in northeastern Minnesota. St. Louis County Sheriff’s …

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    18 May 12