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  • Cops: Twins pitcher Pavano was target of extortion

    By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A Connecticut police search warrant affidavit says a high school classmate of Minnesota Twins pitcher Carl Pavano threatened to reveal an alleged homosexual relationship they had …

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    29 Mar 12
  • Couple arrested, woman accused of throwing puppies

    FRIDLEY, Minn. (AP) – Police in Anoka County say a man was arrested for punching his girlfriend, who retaliated by throwing 1-week-old puppies at him. Both are in the Anoka County Jail. The 25-year-old boyfriend …

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    29 Mar 12
  • Another water park linked to cryptosporidium

    BAXTER, Minn. (AP) – Another water park in Minnesota has been linked to the intestinal disease cryptosporidiosis. Minnesota Department of Health officials say a case of the water-borne disease has been connected to the Lodge …

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    29 Mar 12
  • Man who died in Red River at Fargo identified

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Authorities have identified a Minnesota man who died after jumping in the Red River while allegedly fleeing police in Fargo. The body of 23-year-old Steven Franek of Moorhead, Minn., was pulled …

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    29 Mar 12
  • Bill would put Facebook off-limits to employers

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota lawmakers are joining a sudden move to block employers from asking applicants for their passwords to social networking sites. The Associated Press reported earlier this month that some public …

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    27 Mar 12
  • Wersal to take case to US Supreme Court – again

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Minnesota lawyer who’s long fought against limits on judicial campaigning says he’ll ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review a federal appeals court decision that reinstates Minnesota’s restrictions. Greg Wersal says …

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    27 Mar 12
  • Minnesota to allow limited moose hunt this fall

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Despite the sharp decline in the state’s moose population, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has decided to allow a moose hunting season this fall. The DNR says it expects …

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    27 Mar 12
  • Police: Man brutally assaulted, killed over drugs

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Prosecutors say bloody footprints found at the scene of a brutal slaying in St. Paul link three people to the crime. The Ramsey County medical examiner says Andrew Braun’s death …

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    27 Mar 12