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  • 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
  • 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