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  • Dayton: Minnesota Security Hospital needs upgrades

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Gov. Mark Dayton says the Minnesota Security Hospital that houses patients who are mentally ill or dangerous isin need of upgrades to keep residents and staff safe. Dayton and Human Services Commissioner …

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    09 Feb 12
  • Charges: Man stabbed father 2 dozen times

    CROOKSTON, Minn. (AP) – A 27-year-old man is accused of stabbing his father two dozen times in the head and neck while killing him in a Crookston apartment. Jacob Abel was charged Tuesday with first- …

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    07 Feb 12
  • Police: Resident started fire at assisted-living

    NORTHFIELD, Minn. (AP) – Police say a 46-year-old resident has admitted to starting a fire that prompted the evacuation of an assisted-living facility in Northfield. Northfield Deputy Police Chief Chuck Walerius says Sunday’s fire at …

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    07 Feb 12
  • Sheriff IDs Walker man stabbed to death

    LONGVILLE, Minn. (AP) – Authorities have released the name of a Walker man who was stabbed to death over the weekend. Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch identifies the victim as 31-year-old James Raymond Elmberg. Deputies …

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    07 Feb 12
  • Man pleads guilty in Minn. Somali terror case

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Somali-American man has admitted he raised money to help send people from Minnesota to Somalia to fight with al-Shabab. Twenty-seven-year-old Ahmed Hussein Mahamud pleaded guilty Monday to one count of conspiracy …

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    07 Feb 12
  • Road Salt Symposium seeks pollution solutions

    CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) – Amid a mild winter that’s sparing Minnesota the need to spread as much road salt as it often does, experts and officials will be gathering in Chaska to learn about ways …

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    02 Feb 12
  • Thin ice cancels Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby

    MAPLE LAKE, Minn. (AP) – Thin ice has forced the cancellation of a popular Minnesota ice-fishing contest. The Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby was supposed to be held this weekend. But organizers canceled this year’s …

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    02 Feb 12
  • Stolen wheelchair hockey trailer found in Minn.

    MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (AP) – Police have found an equipment trailer for wheelchair hockey players that was stolen last week in Shakopee. Authorities say the trailer was recovered in Maple Grove, and the man suspected …

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    02 Feb 12