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  • Minn. case not first of body sent out with laundry

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota hospital’s mistaken handling of a stillborn baby is rare, but not unprecedented. The latest case happened at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, where officials on Wednesday apologized after …

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    18 Apr 13
  • Prosecutors: Assault rifle seller had no license

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Minnesota man who did not have a license to buy and sell firearms is accused of purchasing dozens of assault rifles at local stores, then illegally reselling them online at a …

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    18 Apr 13
  • Minn. asks FEMA to assess winter storm damage

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assess damage from heavy snow and freezing rain in the southwest part of the state. Minnesota’s top emergency official, Kris Eide, …

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    18 Apr 13
  • Senate OKs higher ed bill to tackle tuition rates

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Senate has passed its higher education budget, a $2.8 billion package that aims to hold down tuition and make public universities and colleges more accountable to the state. The …

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    18 Apr 13
  • Minn. Senate wants wholesale gas tax for roads

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Senate Democrats are proposing a new sales tax on gas at the wholesale level as a way to raise money for road and bridge projects. Senator Scott Dibble is …

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    18 Apr 13
  • Ex-senators lead deposition list in Brodkorb case

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The first wave of depositions has been set in lawsuit by a former Minnesota legislative staff member fired after his affair with the then-Senate majority leader. Attorneys for ex-staffer Michael …

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    18 Apr 13
  • Minn. lawmakers order audit of ag groups

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota lawmakers are brushing off an effort by agricultural groups to avoid a legislative audit. Lawmakers on the board that sets the auditor’s agenda say they heard from agricultural commodity …

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    18 Apr 13
  • Jury: Wis. dad responsible in killing 3 daughters

    HUDSON, Wis. (AP) – Jurors in western Wisconsin say a father had a mental defect but is still responsible for killing his three young daughters last July.   Aaron Schaffhausen pleaded guilty last month to …

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    17 Apr 13