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  • Dayton wants tax hike on wealthy for schools

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Gov. Mark Dayton is asking Minnesota’s wealthiest citizens to pay more than a billion dollars in new income taxes in order to boost state funding for schools and colleges by …

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    15 Mar 13
  • Some investors pull out of frack sand project

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Some investors have pulled out of a major frack sand project proposed for Winona County of southeastern Minnesota after losing a critical vote. Rick Frick is one of two remaining principals in …

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    15 Mar 13
  • Bills reach 1st cut line in Minn. Legislature

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Deadline day has arrived in the Minnesota Legislature.   Lawmakers have been cramming in committee hearings all week to hear as many proposals as possible. Bills that don’t receive a …

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    15 Mar 13
  • Brooklyn Park officer accused of excessive force

    BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (AP) – A drunken driving suspect who suffered head injuries in a police station holding room has filed a federal lawsuit against the Brooklyn Park officer who arrested him. Amos Togbeson Jr. …

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    14 Mar 13
  • Pipe bomb found in foreclosed home

    BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) – A Brainerd man is facing felony charges after a pipe bomb was discovered in a foreclosed home during a search of the residence. A utility company asked authorities to check the …

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    14 Mar 13
  • Former Senate aide pleads guilty to DUI

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Former Minnesota Senate aide Michael Brodkorb has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor drunken driving in a January interstate crash that left him seriously injured. Brodkorb was sentenced to 1 year of probation Wednesday …

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    14 Mar 13
  • Dayton confronts Minn. businesses over taxes

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Gov. Mark Dayton has told Minnesota business leaders to expect his revised budget plan to call for $1.8 billion in new state taxes, largely by raising rates on the highest …

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    14 Mar 13
  • 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