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  • 1st tow of season breaks through Lake Pepin ice

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The shipping season has opened much later than normal on the Upper Mississippi River, due to thick ice on Lake Pepin. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the first …

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    10 Apr 13
  • Boost for early education in Minn. House budget

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota schools would receive state funding for all-day kindergarten and an extra $200 per pupil on average in House Democrats’ plans for education spending. Top lawmakers outlined those priorities in …

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    10 Apr 13
  • Woman pleads guilty in death of Augsburg student

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A St. Paul woman says she was celebrating her pregnancy by mixing wine with a painkiller when she sped through downtown Minneapolis and struck and killed a college student. Teisha Randle has …

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    09 Apr 13
  • Minn. airport worker charged with stealing guns

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A former Minneapolis airport employee is accused of stealing weapons and hundreds of other items from passengers’ checked luggage. Authorities say 23-year-old David Vang of St. Paul is facing several charges, including …

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    09 Apr 13
  • Caribou Coffee to close 80 stores nationwide

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Caribou Coffee lovers may need to look a bit further for their caffeine fix. The Minneapolis company said Monday that it is closing 80 under performing stores and converting another 88 stores …

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    09 Apr 13
  • DFLer eyes pro sports gear tax for Vikings stadium

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A leading House Democrat has introduced a bill to add the state sales tax to team jerseys and other pro sports memorabilia to help cover the state’s share of the …

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    09 Apr 13
  • Higher education budgets target tuition costs

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Legislature is focusing nearly $3 billion in higher education funding on keeping college costs as low as possible. The House and Senate budget bills unveiled Monday would send more …

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    09 Apr 13
  • Minnesota farmers getting off to slow start

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Minnesota farmers are getting off to a slow start because of the persistent winter. It its first weekly crops and weather report of the …

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    09 Apr 13