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  • Charges: Man used hammer in Blue Earth attack

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Officials say a home invasion in Blue Earth was carried out by an apparently jealous husband who used a hammer to assault his wife, another man, and his wife’s two teenage daughters. …

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    22 Feb 12
  • Army vet Hegseth seeks GOP US Senate nod

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A U.S. Army veteran who served in Afghanistan and Iraq says he wants to be the Republican opponent to Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Pete Hegseth tells the Star Tribune …

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    22 Feb 12
  • 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