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  • Ex-KSTP-TV reporter acknowledges joke was mistake

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A fired reporter for a Twin Cities TV station acknowledges his attempt at a joke was irresponsible. Mark Saxenmeyer wanted to do story about a gay Minneapolis couple who attended …

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    05 Apr 13
  • Sexual abuse charges against teacher dropped

    FARIBAULT, Minn. (AP) – Attorneys say charges have been dropped against a former Faribault prep school teacher accused of sexually abusing a student in 1980. Rice County prosecutors say too much time has passed since …

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    05 Apr 13
  • Leaders of Minn. black churches gather at Capitol

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A group of Minnesota’s black faith leaders and members of their congregations held a state Capitol rally on the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. About …

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    05 Apr 13
  • Minn. Dems vow nursing home bump despite strains

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota House Democrats are hoping to ease uncertainty created by a call to cut $150 million from state health and social service budgets by vowing increased payments to nursing homes …

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    05 Apr 13
  • Improving gun background checks could be costly

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Lawmakers’ plans to improve Minnesota’s existing background check system for gun sales will come at a cost. The Senate Judiciary Committee is trying to determine how much it will cost …

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    05 Apr 13
  • U of M offers to take over Fairview Health

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The University of Minnesota has proposed that it take over Fairview Health Services, the system that operates the university’s teaching hospital, a move that could pre-empt a merger between Fairview and Sanford …

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    05 Apr 13
  • Another arrest for synthetic drug store owner

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – A business owner accused of selling illegal synthetic drugs is back in jail after reopening his Duluth store following a police raid. Jim Carlson, owner of Last Place on Earth, was …

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    04 Apr 13
  • Appeals court hears arguments in wolf hunt suit

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Lawyers for opponents of Minnesota’s wolf hunt argue the state didn’t adequately consider public concerns before the first managed hunt was established. The state Court of Appeals is hearing arguments …

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    04 Apr 13