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  • Minn. recoups millions from HMOs over public care

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota stands to receive more than $35 million from four health plans that voluntarily agreed to cap profits from care provided to people in public programs. The federal government is …

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    03 Apr 12
  • SPCO to try new $5 a month ticket plan

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra will try something new this fall to build its audience – monthly memberships that allow patrons to attend as many concerts as they wish. The …

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    03 Apr 12
  • Firefighter pleads guilty to drug charges

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Minneapolis firefighter has pleaded guilty to drug charges in federal court. Thirty-four-year-old Brandon Granger admitted to selling and distributing cocaine for a two-year period beginning in October 2009. After a court …

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    03 Apr 12
  • Minn. Legislature OKs permit efficiency bill

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Legislature has sent Gov. Mark Dayton a measure aimed at speeding up the environmental permitting process for businesses. The bill passed Thursday with bipartisan support. It was approved …

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    29 Mar 12
  • Cops: Twins pitcher Pavano was target of extortion

    By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A Connecticut police search warrant affidavit says a high school classmate of Minnesota Twins pitcher Carl Pavano threatened to reveal an alleged homosexual relationship they had …

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    29 Mar 12
  • Couple arrested, woman accused of throwing puppies

    FRIDLEY, Minn. (AP) – Police in Anoka County say a man was arrested for punching his girlfriend, who retaliated by throwing 1-week-old puppies at him. Both are in the Anoka County Jail. The 25-year-old boyfriend …

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    29 Mar 12
  • Another water park linked to cryptosporidium

    BAXTER, Minn. (AP) – Another water park in Minnesota has been linked to the intestinal disease cryptosporidiosis. Minnesota Department of Health officials say a case of the water-borne disease has been connected to the Lodge …

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    29 Mar 12
  • Man who died in Red River at Fargo identified

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Authorities have identified a Minnesota man who died after jumping in the Red River while allegedly fleeing police in Fargo. The body of 23-year-old Steven Franek of Moorhead, Minn., was pulled …

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    29 Mar 12