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  • Brooklyn Park officer accused of excessive force

    BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (AP) – A drunken driving suspect who suffered head injuries in a police station holding room has filed a federal lawsuit against the Brooklyn Park officer who arrested him. Amos Togbeson Jr. …

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    14 Mar 13
  • Pipe bomb found in foreclosed home

    BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) – A Brainerd man is facing felony charges after a pipe bomb was discovered in a foreclosed home during a search of the residence. A utility company asked authorities to check the …

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    14 Mar 13
  • Former Senate aide pleads guilty to DUI

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Former Minnesota Senate aide Michael Brodkorb has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor drunken driving in a January interstate crash that left him seriously injured. Brodkorb was sentenced to 1 year of probation Wednesday …

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    14 Mar 13
  • Dayton confronts Minn. businesses over taxes

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Gov. Mark Dayton has told Minnesota business leaders to expect his revised budget plan to call for $1.8 billion in new state taxes, largely by raising rates on the highest …

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    14 Mar 13
  • Minn. gay marriage bill survives GOP move to block

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The bill to allow gay weddings in Minnesota has survived several moves by Senate Republicans to block it.   Majority Democrats defeated Republicans motions on Wednesday to stall the bill’s …

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    14 Mar 13
  • Minn. text hotline: a “lifeline” in teens’ pockets

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota lawmakers are moving to set up a statewide text message suicide prevention program.   The House Health and Human Services Committee on Wednesday passed a bill that would take …

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    14 Mar 13
  • Developer to bring back Duluth theater marquee

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – A developer plans to bring back a distinctive six-story tower that once fronted Duluth’s NorShor Theatre.   Developer George Sherman of Minneapolis-based Sherman Associates confirmed the plan to rebuild the marquee …

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    14 Mar 13
  • Police: Duluth man, 27, was stabbed to death

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – Duluth police say a suspicious death over the weekend has been ruled a homicide.   Police identify the victim as 27-year-old Bryan Starnes of Duluth.   Officers were called to a …

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    12 Mar 13