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  • Franken bets on ‘DREAM Act’ in immigration bill

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Sen. Al Franken anticipates the federal immigration overhaul will contain the so-called DREAM Act that’s geared toward speeding citizenship for young illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as …

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    03 Apr 13
  • 2 children drowned, mother’s death a suicide

    ZIMMERMAN, Minn. (AP) – A medical examiner’s report has revealed more about the deaths of a mother and her two young children in eastern Minnesota. Sherburne County sheriff’s officials say autopsies determined the deaths of …

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    02 Apr 13
  • Counselors help students deal with siblings’ death

    ZIMMERMAN, Minn. (AP) – Counselors will be available at an elementary school in eastern Minnesota where students will deal with the loss of two classmates. Students at Zimmerman Elementary School return from spring break Tuesday. …

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    02 Apr 13
  • Judge to appoint receiver for Minn. officer’s fund

    COLD SPRING, Minn. (AP) – A Stearns County judge will appoint a receiver to determine how much money has been donated to the family of a slain police officer, and how the money should be …

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    02 Apr 13
  • Last Place on Earth owner, son face drug charges

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – The owner of a downtown Duluth head shop and his son have been charged with selling controlled substances. Jim Carlson is the owner of the Last Place on Earth. He and …

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    02 Apr 13
  • Locked-out Crystal workers to vote on contract

    HILLSBORO, N.D. (AP) – Workers who have been locked out at their jobs at American Crystal Sugar for more than a year will hold a fifth vote on the company’s last contract offer this month. …

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    02 Apr 13
  • After break, Minn. lawmakers face long to-do list

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – For Minnesota lawmakers, spring break is over and the required end of the 2013 legislative session is not far around the corner. The Legislature returns Tuesday with about seven weeks …

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    02 Apr 13
  • 3 bodies found in Minn. home; no suspects sought

    ZIMMERMAN, Minn. (AP) – Authorities in Sherburne County say three people have been found dead in a home in Zimmerman. Sheriff Joel Brott says the bodies were discovered Sunday about 10 a.m. by a family …

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    01 Apr 13