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  • Minnesota Senate defeats Sunday booze sales bid

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Stock up on beer, wine and liquor on Saturday. The Minnesota Senate soundly defeated a repeal of the state’s law barring liquor stores from being open on Sundays. The chamber …

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    08 May 14
  • Minnesota Senate passes medical pot legislation

      ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota state Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would legalize marijuana for medical purposes. The measure is more ambitious than Gov. Mark Dayton and law-enforcement officials have said …

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    08 May 14
  • Taxpayers should know of rebates by June 27

      ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota taxpayers should know by late June if they qualify for income tax breaks approved by the 2014 Legislature. State revenue officials are plowing through 260,000 income tax returns …

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    08 May 14
  • Longtime Minnesota congressman Oberstar dies at 79

      MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former U.S. Representative Jim Oberstar, who served northeastern Minnesota for 36 years, has died. He was 79. A statement released by his family says Oberstar died Saturday morning in his sleep. …

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    05 May 14
  • Kevin Casserly of Anoka

      WINONA, Minn. (AP) — A group of men on their way to the Kentucky Derby for a bachelor party made a gruesome discovery after they pulled their rented RV over in Winona: a body …

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    05 May 14
  • 1 Dead, 1 Injured in Chanhassen Crash

      One person is dead after a two-vehicle crash in Chanhassen Thursday afternoon. According to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, an eastbound vehicle on Flying Cloud Drive hit a guard rail at Stoughton Avenue, and …

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    02 May 14
  • Minnesota man convicted of 1st-, 2nd-degree murder

      LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota homeowner who shot and killed two teenagers during a break-in has been convicted of premeditated murder. Byron Smith had claimed he was simply defending himself during the …

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    30 Apr 14
  • Lawmakers move to preserve online voter signup

      ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill preserving an online voter registration system overseen by Minnesota’s secretary of state. State lawmakers quickly approved the bill and sent it to …

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    30 Apr 14