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  • Union says it will resume talks with sugar company

    GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – A union official says locked-out American Crystal Sugar Co. workers will resume talks with the company on June 8. John Riskey tells the Grand Forks Herald that the union hopes …

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    03 May 12
  • Mail workers hold drill, prep for possible attack

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota postal carrier says she’s looking forward to taking part in an exercise this weekend to test whether postal workers can deliver thousands of doses of medicine in an …

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    03 May 12
  • Deliberations resume in Senser hit-and-run case

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Jurors have begun a third day of deliberations in the fatal hit-and-run trial of Amy Senser, the wife of ex-Minnesota Viking Joe Senser. The jury went back to work Thursday morning after …

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    03 May 12
  • Medtronic laying off 220 workers

    FRIDLEY, Minn. (AP) – Medtronic Inc. is restructuring its cardiac rhythm disease management division and is laying off about 220 workers. The largest division in the Fridley medical technology company has struggled with slumping sales. …

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    03 May 12
  • Crime alert canceled in possible abduction case

    FARIBAULT, Minn. (AP) – Authorities say a mother and her three young children whose disappearance triggered a state crime alert have been found safe. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension issued an alert Wednesday afternoon …

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    03 May 12
  • Minn. Legislature looks for finish line to session

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota House and Senate are convening again with the fate of the 2012 session still up in the air. Lawmakers return to the Capitol Thursday after taking the previous …

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    03 May 12
  • U of M earns top grade for organic agriculture

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The University of Minnesota has earned a top grade for its organic agriculture programs. Minnesota is one of only six land-grant universities across the country with a perfect score in …

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    03 May 12
  • Hinckley man accused in kidnap plot

    PINE CITY, Minn. (AP) – A Hinckley man is accused of trying to hire a hit man to kidnap his ex-girlfriend and either kill her or hold her as a sex slave. Forty-five-year-old Jesse Ericson …

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    02 May 12