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  • Minnesota courts to go paperless

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A new initiative will move Minnesota courts from paper files to the electronic age. The Minnesota Judicial Council is requiring all courts to eventually go paperless. In Olmsted County District Court administrator …

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    23 Jan 12
  • Dog missing since fatal Xmas Eve crash is found

    WILLMAR, Minn. (AP) – A dog that had been missing since a fatal Christmas Eve accident near Willmar has been found alive and well. The West Central Tribune reports the 3-year-old Schnauzer, named Lord, was …

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    23 Jan 12
  • Minnesota cities, schools push for local power

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Local government officials are asking the Legislature to give them the flexibility to consolidate and streamline public services without state approval. The push comes after a series of forums in …

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    23 Jan 12
  • Man’s body found outside Duluth retirement home

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – The body of a 95-year-old man has been found outside a Duluth retirement home after a night of subzero temperatures. A Duluth police spokesman says Clifford David Lindberg lived with his …

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    19 Jan 12
  • Minn. couple not among ID’d cruise victims

    The children of a Minnesota couple missing since last week’s cruise ship disaster in Italy said Wednesday their parents are not among those passengers whose bodies were recently recovered.

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    19 Jan 12
  • Vikings stadium vote ‘jeopardized’

    Gov. Mark Dayton says a legislative vote on a Minnesota Vikings stadium package is jeopardized by lingering concerns about sites and how to pay for it.

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    19 Jan 12
  • Firefighters rescue motorist from Zumbro River

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) – Firefighters have rescued a woman whose car slid off U.S. 52 and rolled into the Zumbro River in southeastern Minnesota. The Post-Bulletin ¬†reports the driver of the car, 54-year-old Deborah Perry …

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    18 Jan 12
  • U regents to see if Sviggum’s new job is conflict

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The University of Minnesota Board of Regents plans to review whether Regent Steve Sviggum’s new job with the Senate Republican caucus poses a conflict of interest. Regents Chair Linda Cohen …

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    18 Jan 12