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  • MPCA offers truckers loans to help fuel costs

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – With diesel fuel prices climbing to $4 per gallon, Minnesota is offering long-haul truckers low-interest loans to help them save money, stay cool this summer and reduce pollution on overnight …

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    27 Mar 12
  • Minn. police investigating possible infant death

    CRYSTAL, Minn. (AP) – Police are searching a home in Crystalafter getting a report of a possible suspicious death of an infant years ago. Crystal Police Chief John Banick says two people who live at …

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    29 Feb 12
  • Nearly 2 dozen rail cars derail in SW Minnesota

    BREWSTER, Minn. (AP) – Crews are cleaning up after 23 cars of a Union Pacific freight train derailed near Brewster in southwestern Minnesota. Union Pacific says the cars were part of a 118-car train traveling from St. Paul …

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    29 Feb 12
  • Jury convicts 2 in $50M bank fraud conspiracy

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Two people have been convicted for their roles in a $50 million bank fraud conspiracy that spanned several states. A federal jury found 43-year-old Julian Okeayaninneh, of Colton, Calif., and 35-year-old Olugbenga …

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    29 Feb 12
  • 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