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  • 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
  • Con artists use sheriff, senator in scam

    AUSTIN, Minn. (AP) – The sheriff of Mower County is the latest public figure used by con artists who stole money from an elderly Austin woman. Authorities say someone claiming to Sheriff Terese Amazi told …

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    26 Apr 12
  • Panel grills Minn. commissioner over Medicaid

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A congressional panel had sharp questions for a top official in Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration about Minnesota’s Medicaid program. Minnesota Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson testified Wednesday before the U.S. …

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    26 Apr 12
  • Minn. nurse sentenced for stealing painkiller

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A St. Paul nurse has been sentenced to four years probation for stealing a painkiller from patients at an assisted living facility where he once worked. Thirty-six-year-old Travis Bourbonnais was sentenced Wednesday …

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    26 Apr 12
  • State protected by contract with new parks vendor

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The company that won the contract for a new reservation system for Minnesota’s state parks made big promises for vastly improved functionality at a lower price than the state sought. But when …

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    20 Apr 12
  • North Dakota bridles at neighbor’s Capitol insult

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s governor has bitten back at a Minnesota lawmaker who compared his state’s Depression-era Capitol building to an insurance office, calling the critic ignorant of classic architecture. The Capitol in …

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    20 Apr 12
  • Douglas Co. deputies investigate suspicious death

    ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (AP) – Douglas County sheriff’s deputies are looking for an acquaintance of a woman found dead in her Alexandria home. Authorities say 38-year-old Sharon Christina Love died of unnatural or suspicious causes. Her …

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    20 Apr 12