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  • DFLers tout budget plans during legislative break

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Spring break starts today for Minnesota’s House and Senate. The state Legislature typically takes the week off leading up to Easter Sunday. It’s a chance for lawmakers to spend time …

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    25 Mar 13
  • Brawl in Beltrami County leaves 1 dead, 2 hurt

    TEN LAKES TOWNSHIP, Minn. (AP) – Sheriff’s officials in northern Minnesota say a large brawl fueled by alcohol has left one man dead and two other people with serious injuries. Beltrami County deputies and Leech …

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    22 Mar 13
  • Mpls to turn out lights for ‘Earth Hour’ Saturday

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Some Minnesota cities will turn off the lights Saturday for “Earth Hour.” The City of Minneapolis will turn off all non-essential electricity in major municipal buildings from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. In …

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    22 Mar 13
  • Dayton’s snowbird tax causes some heartburn

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Gov. Mark Dayton’s plan for an income tax on snowbirds is generating heat from people who say it could wind up driving out long-term visitors. Only people who live in …

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    22 Mar 13
  • Lawmaker seeks to preserve MN-ND hockey rivalry

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota lawmaker wants to make sure the Minnesota-North Dakota men’s college hockey rivalry continues after the Gophers leave the WCHA. Representative Ryan Winkler, a Democrat from Golden Valley, introduced …

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    22 Mar 13
  • Nolan: More time needed to meet air standards

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – U.S. Representative Rick Nolan says Minnesota taconite producers need more time to meet certain air quality standards. Nolan says he’s telling the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency the companies need up …

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    22 Mar 13
  • Minn. Dems accuse GOP lawmaker of violating law

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota’s Democratic Party wants an administrative judge to rule that a veteran Republican lawmaker broke the law with letters to newspapers saying four freshmen Democrats had voted for billions in …

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    22 Mar 13
  • House panel passes background checks at gun shows

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A House panel has passed a bill that would require background checks for firearm sales at gun shows, but that measure may still get trimmed down before becoming Minnesota law. …

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    22 Mar 13