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  • Tattoo rule eased, more blood donors expected

    ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Red Cross expects hundreds more blood donors each year now because a tattoo waiting period has been lifted. People with tattoos used to have to wait 12 months …

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    20 Apr 12
  • Drivers switch, both charged with DWI

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – A driver and a passenger accused of switching seats before they were pulled over near Duluth are both charged with drunken driving. A Minnesota State Patrol trooper says a vehicle recently …

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    20 Apr 12
  • Survey: Higher fuel prices slowing rural growth

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Higher fuel prices may be applying brakes to the economy in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states. A monthly survey index of rural bankers dropped to 57.1 in April …

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    20 Apr 12
  • Final action near on Minn. stadium beer sales

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A University of Minnesota spokesman says school leaders support a legislative proposal that could bring beer sales to the on-campus football stadium. But public relations director Chuck Tombarge says it …

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    20 Apr 12
  • Report says STDs reach new high in 2011

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A new report from state health officials says the number of sexually transmitted diseases has climbed to a new record in Minnesota. The Department of Health says there were 19,547 …

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    19 Apr 12
  • Eagles count key for proposed wind farm

    RED WING, Minn. (AP) – The number of eagles inhabiting a proposed wind farm in Goodhue County may be crucial to the project’s future. Developer Goodhue Wind says a survey of the 12,000-acre site near …

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    19 Apr 12
  • Suspect arrested in park stabbing

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) – Police in Rochester have a suspect in custody after a man was stabbed repeatedly in a downtown park. Officers were called to Central Park about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police say the …

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    19 Apr 12
  • Deputies, officers looking for distracted drivers

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Sheriff’s deputies and police officers across Minnesota are making an extra effort Thursday to crack down on distracted drivers. The statewide campaign is part of distracted driving awareness day. Authorities …

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    19 Apr 12