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  • St. Cloud residents want park to be smoke-free

    ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) – St. Cloud State University has been tobacco-free for almost a year, but the decision has had unpleasant consequences for a nearby historical site. Smokers have recently begun converging on Barden …

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    01 Apr 13
  • Duluth native to be in Korean display about war

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – A memorial museum opening next month in South Korea will include the story of a Duluth native who was among the first Americans to die in the Korean War. U.S. Army …

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    01 Apr 13
  • Amid turbulent session, Dayton looks to reelection

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Even as Governor Mark Dayton pushes priorities and copes with setbacks in the legislative session, his reelection bid is looming fast. Dayton says he’s definitely running for reelection. That would …

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    01 Apr 13
  • Minn. shooting victim: expand background checks

    MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) – The only wounded survivor of a mass shooting at a Minneapolis workplace and Mayor R.T. Rybak are calling on Rep. Erik Paulsen to help pass a bill requiring background checks on …

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    29 Mar 13
  • Minn. proposes to double water fees for top users

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota officials are proposing to essentially double the wholesale price of water for the state’s largest users as it seeks to get grip on growing demand for groundwater.   The …

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    29 Mar 13
  • CP lowers estimate of oil spill in western Minn.

    PARKERS PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) – Canadian Pacific has lowered its estimate of how much crude oil spilled during a derailment in western Minnesota.   The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says the railroad now says less …

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    29 Mar 13
  • Ex-Sen. Craig loses bid to dismiss FEC lawsuit

    WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal judge is refusing to dismiss a Federal Election Commission lawsuit accusing former Sen. Larry Craig of misusing $217,000 in campaign funds for his legal defense after his arrest in a …

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    29 Mar 13
  • Goat to debut on Target Field menu

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Goat will be on the menu at Target Field when the Minnesota Twins open the 2013 season, and it’s not the kind of goat that blows a game.   The new food …

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    29 Mar 13