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  • 2 accused of using diaper in disciplining girl

    FRIDLEY, Minn. (AP) — Police say a Fridley mother and her boyfriend shaved the head of the woman’s 12-year-old daughter and made her run up and down the street in a diaper because she wasn’t …

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    09 May 12
  • Vikings dilemma: How much is too much for stadium

    BRIAN BAKST, Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — For more than a decade the Minnesota Vikings have been pushing to break out of the Metrodome and into a shiny new home. Finally on the …

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    09 May 12
  • Game day at Minn. Capitol for Vikings stadium

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Hard hats and footballs are mingling at the state Capitol as construction workers and Minnesota Vikings fans chant “Build it!” ahead of a critical vote on a proposed $1 billion …

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    07 May 12
  • 2 killed in house fire caused by lightning

    BLUE EARTH, Minn. (AP) – Investigators believe a lightning strike ignited a house fire in Blue Earth that killed two people. The Faribault County Sheriff’s Department says 39-year-old Rudy Carmona and 47-year-old Fidel Bello died …

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    07 May 12
  • Postal inspectors crack down on synthetic drugs

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – U.S. postal inspectors are cracking down on synthetic drug shipments in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Both states recently passed laws that ban certain chemicals found in synthetic marijuana and stimulants. …

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    07 May 12
  • Power line ignites cars, gas line

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A fallen power line ignited an intense fire on the street of a Minneapolis neighborhood. CenterPoint Energy says lightning struck a high voltage power line early Sunday which fell onto some cars …

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    07 May 12
  • Trooper fires shots after his squad is rammed

    VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) – Authorities say a Minnesota State Patrol trooper fired several shots at a driver who repeatedly rammed his squad car. The suspect is in the St. Louis County Jail and is facing …

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    07 May 12
  • US hikers who were held in Iran marry in Calif.

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Two Americans who were detained and accused of spying after hiking near the Iraq-Iran border three years ago have been married in Northern California. San Francisco attorney and family friend Ben …

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    07 May 12