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  • Storm blamed for more than 700 accidents across MN

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The spring snowstorm is being blamed for more than 700 accidents across Minnesota. The State Patrol said it responded to 296 crashes plus 440 vehicles that either spun out or …

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    12 Apr 13
  • Dayton declares emergency after Minn. storm

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Governor Mark Dayton has declared a state of emergency after an April snowstorm struck southern Minnesota. Dayton signed an emergency executive order Thursday. The order exempts trucks and drivers transporting …

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    12 Apr 13
  • Minn. dad charged after wandering son, 2, found

    HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) – A father from Hastings has been charged after his 2-year-old son was found wandering on a busy street holding two bottles of hard lemonade. Forty-two-year-old Robert Rassett is charged with child …

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    10 Apr 13
  • American Eagle pilot charged in alcohol incident

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – An American Eagle pilot has been charged with three gross misdemeanors after authorities say he failed a blood-alcohol test as he prepared to fly out of the Minneapolis airport in January. Forty-eight-year-old …

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    10 Apr 13
  • SPCO, locked-out musicians reach tentative deal

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and its musicians have reached a tentative deal that would end a 6-month lockout. Musicians and SPCO management announced the proposed contract agreement Tuesday night. …

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    10 Apr 13
  • Sauk Rapids mayor pleads guilty to DWI, gets jail

    FOLEY, Minn. (AP) – Sauk Rapids Mayor Brad Gunderson has pleaded guilty to a DWI charge after a drunken driving arrest in February. Gunderson pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of third-degree driving while under …

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    10 Apr 13
  • 1st tow of season breaks through Lake Pepin ice

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The shipping season has opened much later than normal on the Upper Mississippi River, due to thick ice on Lake Pepin. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the first …

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    10 Apr 13
  • Boost for early education in Minn. House budget

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota schools would receive state funding for all-day kindergarten and an extra $200 per pupil on average in House Democrats’ plans for education spending. Top lawmakers outlined those priorities in …

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    10 Apr 13