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  • Charges: Man stabbed father 2 dozen times

    CROOKSTON, Minn. (AP) – A 27-year-old man is accused of stabbing his father two dozen times in the head and neck while killing him in a Crookston apartment. Jacob Abel was charged Tuesday with first- …

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    07 Feb 12
  • Police: Resident started fire at assisted-living

    NORTHFIELD, Minn. (AP) – Police say a 46-year-old resident has admitted to starting a fire that prompted the evacuation of an assisted-living facility in Northfield. Northfield Deputy Police Chief Chuck Walerius says Sunday’s fire at …

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    07 Feb 12
  • Sheriff IDs Walker man stabbed to death

    LONGVILLE, Minn. (AP) – Authorities have released the name of a Walker man who was stabbed to death over the weekend. Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch identifies the victim as 31-year-old James Raymond Elmberg. Deputies …

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    07 Feb 12
  • Man pleads guilty in Minn. Somali terror case

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Somali-American man has admitted he raised money to help send people from Minnesota to Somalia to fight with al-Shabab. Twenty-seven-year-old Ahmed Hussein Mahamud pleaded guilty Monday to one count of conspiracy …

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    07 Feb 12
  • Road Salt Symposium seeks pollution solutions

    CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) – Amid a mild winter that’s sparing Minnesota the need to spread as much road salt as it often does, experts and officials will be gathering in Chaska to learn about ways …

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    02 Feb 12
  • Thin ice cancels Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby

    MAPLE LAKE, Minn. (AP) – Thin ice has forced the cancellation of a popular Minnesota ice-fishing contest. The Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby was supposed to be held this weekend. But organizers canceled this year’s …

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    02 Feb 12
  • Stolen wheelchair hockey trailer found in Minn.

    MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (AP) – Police have found an equipment trailer for wheelchair hockey players that was stolen last week in Shakopee. Authorities say the trailer was recovered in Maple Grove, and the man suspected …

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    02 Feb 12
  • Minn. Senate committee discusses voter ID

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A Senate committee is taking up a proposed constitutional amendment that would require voters to show photo IDs. Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed voter ID legislation last May, so Senate Republicans …

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    02 Feb 12