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  • Drought-stricken farmers buy up Minnesota hay

    COKATO, Minn. (AP) – As a record drought parches the nation’s midsection, ranchers are turning to Minnesota for hay to feed their cattle. Harlan Anderson, who grows 800 acres of hay near Cokato, tells KARE-TV …

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    24 Jul 12
  • $4 million children’s museum planned for Mankato

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) – The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota is planning to build a permanent site in Mankato. Since the museum organized in 2006, it’s had three temporary sites. Executive director Peter Olson says …

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    24 Jul 12
  • 12-year-old rescued from Lake Superior break wall

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – A 12-year-old girl clinging to a break wall in Lake Superior was rescued after she and two friends went for a swim in 4-foot waves. Strong northeast winds and the risk …

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    19 Jul 12
  • Minn. marriage amendment foes winning money race

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Opponents of Minnesota’s proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage may be winning the money race but supporters say they’re confident voters will approve it anyway. Minnesotans United for All Families, …

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    19 Jul 12
  • Employment strong in Minn. iron mining industry

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota’s mining industry has rebounded in the last year, generating its highest employment and wages in more than a decade. Figures from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development show …

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    19 Jul 12
  • St. Paul crime lab suspends drug tests

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – St. Paul’s police chief has suspended drug testing at the department’s crime lab following reports of shoddy procedures. The lab has lost its biggest customers, including the Minnesota State Patrol …

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    19 Jul 12
  • Dayton sorry for comparing NFL players to war vets

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s sorry he compared NFL players in trouble with the law to returning war veterans. The first-term Democrat apologized Thursday in a statement that said …

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    19 Jul 12
  • Rochester man pleads guilty to stabbing toddler

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) – A Rochester man has been sentenced to 27 years in prison after pleading guilty to stabbing a 2-year-old boy. Twenty-three-year-old Antonio Roebuck pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted murder for repeatedly stabbing …

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    17 Jul 12