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  • Vote expected this week on Stearns Co. trail

    ALBANY, Minn. (AP) – Stearns County officials have talked for a decade about building a recreational trail along an abandoned railroad corridor. The county board could finally vote this week on giving the project a …

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    30 Jan 12
  • Group against marriage amendment raised $1.2 M

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A group against a proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage has raised $1.2 million. The group Minnesotans United for All Families raised the money last year from more than 5,100 people. The …

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    30 Jan 12
  • 3 projects with Minn. ties get Sundance awards

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Three projects with Minnesota connections received awards at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. “The Surrogate” earned an audience award as best U.S. drama as well as a special jury prize for ensemble …

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    30 Jan 12
  • Police: Pest control worker interrupts assault

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A pest control worker is credited with interrupting a violent domestic assault in St. Paul and summoning police. A criminal complaint says the worker knocked on a door Tuesday afternoon …

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    27 Jan 12
  • Minneapolis council wants Vikings referendum

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings may finally be warming to a new football stadium at the Metrodome site, but the Minneapolis City Council is not sold. The Star Tribune reports that a …

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    27 Jan 12
  • Flood risks are very low on Minnesota, Mississippi

    CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) – The National Weather Service says the risk of spring flooding is very low on the Minnesota, Mississippi and St. Croix (croy) Rivers in Minnesota and on the Chippewa River in western …

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    27 Jan 12
  • Dayton to deliver evening State of State in Feb.

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Gov. Mark Dayton will deliver his second State of the State address on the evening of Feb. 15 in the Minnesota House chamber. Recent practice by governors, including Dayton himself …

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    27 Jan 12
  • Man’s body pulled from Mississippi River

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Ramsey County medical examiner’s office is working to identify the person whose body was found in the Mississippi River in St. Paul. Police say someone spotted the body Wednesday …

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    26 Jan 12