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  • 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
  • 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