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  • Gov. Dayton becomes first-time grandfather

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Governor Mark Dayton is a grandfather for the first time.   The governor announced on his Facebook page Thursday that his son Eric and daughter-in-law Cory are parents of a …

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    29 Mar 13
  • Minn. man gets 25 years in teen gang rape

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A St. Paul man convicted of planning the gang rape of a teenage girl has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. Twenty-five-year-old Mang Yang was among nine men and …

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    28 Mar 13
  • No charges against St. Paul cops in fatal shooting

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A grand jury has decided against charging two St. Paul police officers in the fatal shooting of a drug suspect in October. The Ramsey County attorney’s office says the grand …

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    28 Mar 13
  • Minn.’s largest synagogue vandalized with graffiti

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota’s largest synagogue has been vandalized with graffiti during Passover. Purple spray-painted letters were left on all sides of Temple Israel in the Minneapolis Uptown neighborhood. Graffiti also was left on the …

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    28 Mar 13
  • Train cars derail in Minnesota, spill crude oil

    PARKERS PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) – Crews have controlled a crude oil spill after a Canadian Pacific train derailed in Minnesota. The Otter Tail Sheriff’s Department says the 94-car train was headed south near Parkers Prairie …

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    28 Mar 13
  • Prairie Island plant getting extra inspections

    RED WING, Minn. (AP) – The Prairie Island nuclear power plant near Red Wing is getting extra inspections from the federal government, after a delay in repairing a radiation detector. A radiation detector in Prairie …

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    28 Mar 13
  • Lake Pepin ice getting thicker instead of melting

    WINONA, Minn. (AP) – Spring is already a week old but there is still no sign of the first towboat of the season in the Winona area. As of Wednesday, the nearest tow was the …

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    28 Mar 13
  • ND man might change plea in Wis. daughters’ deaths

    HUDSON, Wis. (AP) – The defense says a North Dakota man accused of killing his three daughters in Wisconsin might admit to the crimes but maintain an insanity claim. Defense attorney John Kucinski tells the …

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    27 Mar 13