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  • Appeals court hears ex-nurse's aiding suicide case

    By AMY FORLITI Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The attorney for an ex-nurse who encouraged two depressed people to commit suicide told a Minnesota appellate court that the man’s conviction should be overturned …

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    18 Apr 12
  • Petters says he’s innocent in 1st prison interview

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Minnesota businessman convicted of engineering a $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme now lives in a two-person prison cell, awakened at 6 a.m. each day by clanging door locks. Tom Petters, who led …

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    18 Apr 12
  • Dayton signs bill upping penalty for adult abuse

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill that will make it a felony to intentionally abuse or neglect vulnerable adults. The bill Dayton signed Wednesday had bipartisan support from lawmakers. …

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    18 Apr 12
  • Bicyclist struck and killed in East Bethel

    EAST BETHEL, Minn. (AP) – A bicyclist has been struck and killed in Anoka County. The sheriff’s department says the 42-year-old man was crossing a boulevard in East Bethel when he was hit by a …

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    18 Apr 12
  • NE Minn hospital mixes up newborns

    VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) – A hospital in northeastern Minnesota says it has changed its policies after mixing up two newborns. A nurse at Virginia Regional Medical Center recently brought a newborn to a mother to …

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    18 Apr 12
  • Former Mankato bank employee pleads to embezzling

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) – A bank officer has pleaded guilty to embezzling from her employer in Mankato. Sixty-five-year-old Carolyn Faye Hampel, of Jackson, entered the plea to embezzlement by a bank officer during a hearing …

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    18 Apr 12
  • MN man accused of misspending ND father’s money

    GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – A Minnesota man has pleaded not guilty to misspending more than $45,000 belonging to his father, who lives in a North Dakota nursing home. Court documents show that 47-year-old Leo …

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    18 Apr 12
  • New law allows Minn. prosecutors to carry guns

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota prosecutors have new authority to arm themselves on duty. Gov. Mark Dayton on Monday signed a bill allowing county attorneys and assistant county attorneys to carry firearms on duty …

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    09 Apr 12