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  • ‘Jabby’ leaves rehab center, gets closer to home

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Minnesota high school hockey player is closer to getting back home after being paralyzed on the ice last December. Jack Jablonski was released Wednesday after nearly three months at Sister Kenny …

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    19 Apr 12
  • Vikings stadium supporters consider options

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Supporters of building a new Vikings stadium are looking for ways to keep the project afloat at the Capitol after its defeat in a House committee. A possible backup plan …

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    19 Apr 12
  • 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