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  • 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
  • Prosecution: Truth served in Schaffhausen case

    HUDSON, Wis. (AP) – A prosecutor says the jury that convicted a Wisconsin man of killing his three daughters got it right.   Gary Freyberg says the jury found “the truth of the case” when …

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    17 Apr 13
  • Pay raises for Minn. lawmakers barely clear Senate

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Pay raises for Minnesota lawmakers have the green light from the state Senate after a narrow 34-32 vote.   But the plan to boost salaries of the governor, the Legislature, …

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    17 Apr 13
  • Secrecy surrounds Minn. subsidies for biotech firm

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – An Illinois company is the pharmaceutical firm in line for a batch of Minnesota subsidies and tax breaks.   The Legislature is advancing the incentives as a way to encourage …

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    17 Apr 13
  • House lawmakers weigh electronic pulltab options

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota House members are considering ways to make electronic pull-tab games a more reliable source of funds for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium.   The House Commerce Committee met Tuesday …

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    17 Apr 13
  • Minn. adopts new social studies standards

    ROSEVILLE, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota is moving ahead with new standards for teaching social studies.   State Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius and Gov. Mark Dayton have approved the standards. That clears the way for the …

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    17 Apr 13
  • US Bank to open Somali money transfer account

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – U.S. Bank has agreed to open an account that will allow Somalis living in Minnesota to send money to relatives in Somalia.   The Minneapolis-based bank confirmed Tuesday it has agreed to …

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    17 Apr 13
  • Minn. lawmaker finishes Boston before explosion

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Minnesota lawmaker had trouble getting word out that he was OK after finishing the Boston Marathon, site of a deadly explosion. Democratic state Sen. Scott Dibble of Minneapolis says he finished …

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    16 Apr 13