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  • MPR to stage farewell for ‘Midday’ host Eichten

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Public Radio’s farewell to retiring “Midday” host Gary Eichten is sold out. But fans still have a chance to hear the recorded show on radio. Eichten will be honored …

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    18 Jan 12
  • Missing MN woman returns safely to SD truck stop

    HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) – Authorities are investigating abduction claims by a Minnesota woman who went missing from a western South Dakota truck stop and then returned a day later. Fifty-eight-year-old Constance Beyer of Hancock, …

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    17 Jan 12
  • Snowmobiler dies in Wisconsin, 6-year-old hurt

    SHELL LAKE, Wis. (AP) – A 24-year-old snowmobiler died when he ran into a barbed-wire fence and trees in northwestern Wisconsin’s Washburn County. The Star Tribune reports Ryan Anderson of Sarona died Sunday in an …

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    17 Jan 12
  • Republican Caucus names Sviggum executive assistant

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Senate Republican Caucus has named former Minnesota House Speaker Steve Sviggum as its executive assistant and communications director. Senate Majority Leader David Senjem announced Sviggum’s appointment on Monday. Senjem …

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    17 Jan 12
  • American Crystal calls union offer ‘stunt’

    MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) – American Crystal Sugar Co. has rejected a proposal to end the cooperative’s lengthy lockout of its union employees. The company posted a statement Monday calling the union’s proposal a “publicity stunt” …

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    17 Jan 12
  • FBI: Intruder may have robbed banks in Minn., ND

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) – The FBI says a home intruder and armed carjack suspect likely robbed three banks in the Twin Cities area and Fargo, N.D. The 43-year-old man was taken into custody over the …

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    10 Jan 12
  • Home care provider sentenced for Medicaid fraud

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The owner of a Brooklyn Park home health care agency has been sentenced to two years in prison for defrauding the Medicaid program of more than $650,000. Fifty-two-year-old John Momoh admitted submitting …

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    10 Jan 12
  • Winona Co. imposes sand mining moratorium

    WINONA, Minn. (AP) – Winona County commissioners have imposed a three-month moratorium on sand mining. The vote Tuesday was close. Board members voted 3-2 to follow a recommendation from the county Planning Department on the …

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    10 Jan 12