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  • Study: Health overhaul to raise Minn. claims costs

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A new study says medical claim costs for Minnesotans with individual health insurance policies won’t jump as much as the projected national average. The study by the Society of Actuaries projects that …

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    27 Mar 13
  • Police suspect husband killed wife, brother-in-law

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – St. Paul police suspect a 31-year-old man killed his wife and 18-year-old brother-in-law, but authorities still don’t know how the husband died. The Ramsey County medical examiner’s office ruled that …

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    27 Mar 13
  • Right-to-die group member charged in Minn. dies

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A member of a right-to-die group facing assisted-suicide charges in Minnesota has died after a long battle with prostate cancer. An attorney for Final Exit Network says Jerry Dincin died Tuesday morning …

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    27 Mar 13
  • Hormel CEO makes donation for military families

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The head of Austin-based Hormel Foods has donated $50,000 and food for Easter meals for families of veterans at military hospitals. Hormel CEO Jeffrey Ettinger visited the Minneapolis Fisher House on Tuesday …

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    27 Mar 13
  • Dayton appoints Lillehaug to Minn. Supreme Court

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed former U.S. Attorney David Lillehaug to the Minnesota Supreme Court. Dayton announced his pick Tuesday. Lillehaug, of Minneapolis, has been working as a private attorney …

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    27 Mar 13
  • Minn. food company to lay off half of workforce

    AUSTIN, Minn. (AP) – Austin Packaging Co. plans to eliminate its frozen pizza manufacturing business, laying off about 125 employees. Frozen pizza accounts for about half of APC’s business. The layoffs take effect April 5. …

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    27 Mar 13
  • Corrections officer pleads guilty to charges

    GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) – A former corrections officer from Tower accused of having sex with a female inmate has pleaded guilty to some charges. The Itasca County prosecutor’s office says 56-year-old James Allen Bongaarts …

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    26 Mar 13
  • Police investigating deaths of 3 in apartment

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – St. Paul police have released the names of a couple and the wife’s brother found dead in an apartment. Investigators on Monday identified the victims as 31-year-old Chue Lor, his …

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    26 Mar 13