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  • 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 are holding a state Capitol rally on the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. …

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    04 Apr 13
  • Some sausages from Belgrade Meat Center recalled

    BELGRADE, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is alerting consumers to avoid consuming smoked pork and beef pepper sticks produced by Belgrade Meat Center after routine sampling discovered Listeria contamination. There have been …

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    04 Apr 13
  • Former Kline challenger announces he’ll run again

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A former state lawmaker who lost his 2012 attempt to unseat U.S. Representative John Kline is making another run for Congress. Democrat Mike Obermueller announced Wednesday that he would once …

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    04 Apr 13
  • Senator: Stop silica mining around water wells

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The senator pushing for tougher regulations on silica sand mining says the state needs to take extra steps to protect drinking water from the booming industry. Senator Matt Schmit is …

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    04 Apr 13
  • Prosecutor: Wis. dad killed girls to hurt ex-wife

    HUDSON, Wis. (AP) – A prosecutor says a Wisconsin man on trial for killing his three young daughters in July was driven by revenge against his ex-wife. Gary Freyberg, Wisconsin’s assistant attorney general, told jurors …

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    03 Apr 13
  • Columbus death investigated as murder

    COLUMBUS, Minn. (AP) – Anoka County sheriff’s officials say they’re investigating the death of a man found in Columbus as a murder. Deputies say the body of a 50-year-old man was found next to his …

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    03 Apr 13
  • Scheme lands former Minn. man in federal pen

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal judge has sentenced a former Minnesota man to 6 1/2 years in prison without parole for bilking investors out more than $2 million. Sixty-seven-year-old Garry Milosevich, formerly of Duluth, …

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    03 Apr 13
  • Key lawmakers want greater local bent to Mayo plan

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The expansion of the Mayo Clinic, a fixture in the life of Minnesota, is causing a lot of debate over money in the state Legislature. Some key lawmakers are signaling …

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    03 Apr 13