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  • Minn. gay marriage bill survives GOP move to block

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The bill to allow gay weddings in Minnesota has survived several moves by Senate Republicans to block it.   Majority Democrats defeated Republicans motions on Wednesday to stall the bill’s …

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    14 Mar 13
  • Minn. text hotline: a “lifeline” in teens’ pockets

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota lawmakers are moving to set up a statewide text message suicide prevention program.   The House Health and Human Services Committee on Wednesday passed a bill that would take …

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    14 Mar 13
  • Developer to bring back Duluth theater marquee

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – A developer plans to bring back a distinctive six-story tower that once fronted Duluth’s NorShor Theatre.   Developer George Sherman of Minneapolis-based Sherman Associates confirmed the plan to rebuild the marquee …

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    14 Mar 13
  • Police: Duluth man, 27, was stabbed to death

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – Duluth police say a suspicious death over the weekend has been ruled a homicide.   Police identify the victim as 27-year-old Bryan Starnes of Duluth.   Officers were called to a …

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    12 Mar 13
  • Facebook photo threat leads to charges

    HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) – A Minneapolis man is accused of posting a nude photo of a 15-year-old girl on Facebook.    Dakota County prosecutors say 18-year-old Deuvontay Charles threatened to post numerous naked photos of …

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    12 Mar 13
  • Minn. committees to vote on gay marriage bill

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – In passionate back-and-forth testimony, the debate over same-sex marriage is playing out in a Minnesota Legislature moving toward the first votes on a bill to legalize it.   Supporters and …

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    12 Mar 13
  • Groups seek more funds to avert domestic violence

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women is seeking more money to prevent domestic violence.   Liz Richards, the coalition’s executive director, tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press the group is …

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    12 Mar 13
  • Panel endorses proposed raises for Minn. officials

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A decision about pay raises for top Minnesota officials, including state lawmakers, now rests with the Legislature.   The appointed Compensation Council voted Monday night for a package of proposed …

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    12 Mar 13