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  • Willmar cops use Facebook to nab suspected thieves

    WILLMAR, Minn. (AP) – Willmar police used Facebook to help identify and arrest two suspects in recent thefts. The West Central Tribune reports the tactic was so successful that police are considering using the social …

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    20 Feb 12
  • Neighbors help rescue family from Minn. fire

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A St. Paul family is OK after neighbors helped rescue them from a suspected arson at their duplex. Authorities say a woman living downstairs went outside to investigate a noise …

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    09 Feb 12
  • ‘Man in Black’ pleads not guilty to bank robberies

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Minneapolis man who authorities say is responsible for a string of bank robberies in Minnesota has pleaded not guilty to 13 counts of armed bank robbery. Forty-nine-year-old Mark Wetsch entered his …

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    09 Feb 12
  • The Vikings in Duluth? State senator makes offer

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Duluth Vikings? That’s the vision of a Duluth state senator who says his city would be ideal for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium. Actually, Sen. Roger Reinert (RHINE’-ert) says …

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    09 Feb 12
  • Education waiver gives Minnesota flexibility

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota school officials say the waiver President Barack Obama is giving them from the strict requirements of the No Child Left Behind education law will give them the flexibility and resources they …

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    09 Feb 12
  • Dayton: Minnesota Security Hospital needs upgrades

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Gov. Mark Dayton says the Minnesota Security Hospital that houses patients who are mentally ill or dangerous isin need of upgrades to keep residents and staff safe. Dayton and Human Services Commissioner …

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    09 Feb 12
  • Charges: Man stabbed father 2 dozen times

    CROOKSTON, Minn. (AP) – A 27-year-old man is accused of stabbing his father two dozen times in the head and neck while killing him in a Crookston apartment. Jacob Abel was charged Tuesday with first- …

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    07 Feb 12
  • Police: Resident started fire at assisted-living

    NORTHFIELD, Minn. (AP) – Police say a 46-year-old resident has admitted to starting a fire that prompted the evacuation of an assisted-living facility in Northfield. Northfield Deputy Police Chief Chuck Walerius says Sunday’s fire at …

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    07 Feb 12