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  • Man accused of stealing excavator, driving drunk

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – A man accused of stealing a construction excavator and taking it on a drunken joyride in Duluth is facing criminal charges. Authorities say 27-year-old Dustin Lunde was arrested March 9 when …

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    21 Mar 14
  • 80 percent of Metrodome to be recycled

      MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority says most of the Metrodome will be recycled as the Vikings’ former home is demolished. Authority Chair Michele Kelm-Helgen said Wednesday that plans call for more …

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    20 Mar 14
  • Minn. panel keeps Sunday alcohol bills alive

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A state senator pushing to undo Minnesota’s restrictions on Sunday liquor store sales has claimed an incremental victory while acknowledging he probably won’t get his full wish this year. Democratic …

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    20 Mar 14
  • Mall of America kicks off expansion

      BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) – The Mall of America has launched a $325 million expansion that will add another 50 to 75 retailers to the mega mall. Mall officials kicked off the project Tuesday. The …

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    19 Mar 14
  • A Toyota sign is pictured outside a Toyo

      MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A federal judge is allowing a Minnesota man to proceed with some of his claims stemming from the fatal crash of a Toyota in 2006. U.S. District Judge Ann Montgomery ruled …

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    19 Mar 14
  • Last gasp of winter Spring is calling

    CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) – Residents in parts of eastern Minnesota are dealing with 10 inches of new snow as the winter season officially comes to an end. Seasoned Minnesotans know that just because the first …

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    19 Mar 14
  • Solution to Minn. synthetic-drug plague

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Duluth Democratic Rep. Erik Simonson says a bill written with bipartisan support could be the answer to the synthetic-drug problem that’s plagued Minnesota for years. Police and politicians complain that …

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    18 Mar 14
  • 2 more indictments in fish poaching case dismissed

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A judge has dismissed indictments against two defendants accused of poaching walleye and other fish from the Leech Lake and Red Lake reservations. U.S. District Judge Richard Kyle dismissed indictments against Thomas …

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    18 Mar 14