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  • Man escapes from custody in Beltrami County

    BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) – Authorities in northern Minnesota are searching for a man who escaped from custody, then led authorities on a high speed chase through the Red Lake Indian Reservation. The Beltrami County Sheriff’s …

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    22 Feb 12
  • Duluth hockey fans warned after racist chants

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – Students who own season tickets to Minnesota-Duluth’s men’s hockey games are being warned to shape up after reports of racist chants during recent games against the North Dakota Fighting Sioux. Athletic …

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    22 Feb 12
  • 1 killed, 3 injured in Blue Earth home invasion

    BLUE EARTH, Minn. (AP) – A 38-year-old man is dead and three people are seriously injured after a masked man attacked them in a southern Minnesota home. Officials say a masked man entered the home …

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    20 Feb 12
  • 2 convicted of Minn. elderly abuse serve 42 days

    ALBERT LEA, Minn. (AP) – Two women convicted of abusing residents at an Albert Lea nursing home have been released after serving 42 days of their 180-day jail sentences. Brianna Broitzman and Ashton Larson were …

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    20 Feb 12
  • Minn. courthouse shooting prompts upgrades

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A courthouse shooting in northern Minnesota that left two men injured has prompted other courthouses in the state to beef up their security. Anoka County is spending $50,000 to install bulletproof glass …

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    20 Feb 12
  • Willmar cops use Facebook to nab suspected thieves

    WILLMAR, Minn. (AP) – Willmar police used Facebook to help identify and arrest two suspects in recent thefts. The West Central Tribune reports the tactic was so successful that police are considering using the social …

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    20 Feb 12
  • Neighbors help rescue family from Minn. fire

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A St. Paul family is OK after neighbors helped rescue them from a suspected arson at their duplex. Authorities say a woman living downstairs went outside to investigate a noise …

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    09 Feb 12
  • ‘Man in Black’ pleads not guilty to bank robberies

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Minneapolis man who authorities say is responsible for a string of bank robberies in Minnesota has pleaded not guilty to 13 counts of armed bank robbery. Forty-nine-year-old Mark Wetsch entered his …

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    09 Feb 12