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  • Gov. Dayton urges voters to reject voter ID

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s ready to do whatever he can to urge voters to reject the proposed voter ID constitutional amendment that will appear on the ballot in …

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    09 Apr 12
  • Minnesota woman celebrating 106th birthday

    SARTELL, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota woman is celebrating a big number. Esther Sharrow, of Sartell, is the guest of honor at the local senior center where family and friends will gather to help her …

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    05 Apr 12
  • Vikings stadium bill presses on in Minn. House

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings stadium plan is still in play. The House Rules Committee on Thursday granted the bill special clearance to keep moving through the committee process, a necessary step …

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    05 Apr 12
  • Dayton vetoes GOP bill on Minn. school IOUs

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a Republican-crafted bill that would have repaid state IOUs to Minnesota public schools more quickly. Dayton said on Thursday that the method of payment …

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    05 Apr 12
  • Minn. student found dead at Taylor University dorm

    UPLAND, Ind. (AP) – Taylor University officials say a 21-year-old student from Minnesota has died in an apparent accident on the northeastern Indiana campus. School spokesman Jim Garringer said Josh Larkin was found dead in …

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    05 Apr 12
  • Insurer must provide benefits after gender change

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A federal judge has ruled a health insurer improperly denied benefits to a spouse who had undergone a sex change operation. U.S. District Judge Michael Davis the health plan administrator for a …

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    05 Apr 12
  • Honey production drops in Minn. and Wis. in 2011

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Honeybees in Wisconsin and Minnesota have had an off-year. Wisconsin produced 3.6 million pounds of honey in 2011. That’s down 12 percent from the 4.1 million pounds it produced the previous …

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    05 Apr 12
  • Twins to unveil Kent Hrbek statue on April 14

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Twins will add Kent Hrbek to their collection of bronzed former players outside Target Field with a pregame ceremony next weekend. The Twins announced Wednesday they’ll unveil the Hrbek statue …

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    05 Apr 12