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  • Minn. State Fair opens new horse, livestock arena

    FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota State Fair is several months away, but it’s celebrating a new attraction already. The Fair is opening the new AgStar Arena, a 27,000-square-foot horse and livestock judging facility. …

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    27 Apr 12
  • Minn. House votes for new teacher layoff rules

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Despite opposition from Gov. Mark Dayton, the Minnesota House has voted to let schools lay off teachers based on their performance in the classroom and look beyond seniority in job-protection …

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    27 Apr 12
  • Daughter, friend: Amy Senser was lost crash night

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Amy Senser’s 14-year-old daughter and her former best friend say Senser was lost the night of a fatal hit-and-run in Minneapolis. Hannah Senser took the stand Thursday at her mother’s criminal vehicular …

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    27 Apr 12
  • Driver cited for using mannequin in fast lane

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A woman who put a mannequin in the backseat of her car then used the fast lane on Interstate 35W is now facing two traffic citations. The Minnesota State Patrol says they …

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    27 Apr 12
  • Ex-Viking testifies about wife’s independence

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Former Minnesota Viking Joe Senser testified Thursday that he wasn’t surprised when his wife failed to pick up their daughters and friends from a concert the night she’s accused of striking and …

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    26 Apr 12
  • Bicyclist struck and killed identified

    MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) – A prayer service was planned Thursday evening for a high school senior killed while riding his bike in Minnetonka. Seventeen-year-old Andrew Dudley was struck after leaving a parking lot Wednesday night. …

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    26 Apr 12
  • New law has school districts reworking lunch menu

    WILLMAR, Minn. (AP) – Local school districts are revising their school lunch menus to comply with a new federal law that takes effect in July. Willmar district administrators don’t expect changes in their school lunch …

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    26 Apr 12
  • Little Falls man can’t be charged again

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Criminal sexual conduct charges won’t be refiled against a Little Falls man. The state Supreme Court says protections against double jeopardy prevent Stearns County prosecutors from recharging 33-year-old Michael Sahr. …

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    26 Apr 12