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  • Train cars derail in Minnesota, spill crude oil

    PARKERS PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) – Crews have controlled a crude oil spill after a Canadian Pacific train derailed in Minnesota. The Otter Tail Sheriff’s Department says the 94-car train was headed south near Parkers Prairie …

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    28 Mar 13
  • Prairie Island plant getting extra inspections

    RED WING, Minn. (AP) – The Prairie Island nuclear power plant near Red Wing is getting extra inspections from the federal government, after a delay in repairing a radiation detector. A radiation detector in Prairie …

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    28 Mar 13
  • Lake Pepin ice getting thicker instead of melting

    WINONA, Minn. (AP) – Spring is already a week old but there is still no sign of the first towboat of the season in the Winona area. As of Wednesday, the nearest tow was the …

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    28 Mar 13
  • ND man might change plea in Wis. daughters’ deaths

    HUDSON, Wis. (AP) – The defense says a North Dakota man accused of killing his three daughters in Wisconsin might admit to the crimes but maintain an insanity claim. Defense attorney John Kucinski tells the …

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    27 Mar 13
  • Study: Health overhaul to raise Minn. claims costs

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A new study says medical claim costs for Minnesotans with individual health insurance policies won’t jump as much as the projected national average. The study by the Society of Actuaries projects that …

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    27 Mar 13
  • Police suspect husband killed wife, brother-in-law

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – St. Paul police suspect a 31-year-old man killed his wife and 18-year-old brother-in-law, but authorities still don’t know how the husband died. The Ramsey County medical examiner’s office ruled that …

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    27 Mar 13
  • Right-to-die group member charged in Minn. dies

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A member of a right-to-die group facing assisted-suicide charges in Minnesota has died after a long battle with prostate cancer. An attorney for Final Exit Network says Jerry Dincin died Tuesday morning …

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    27 Mar 13
  • Hormel CEO makes donation for military families

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The head of Austin-based Hormel Foods has donated $50,000 and food for Easter meals for families of veterans at military hospitals. Hormel CEO Jeffrey Ettinger visited the Minneapolis Fisher House on Tuesday …

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    27 Mar 13