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  • Fort Snelling buildings to become veterans housing

    FORT SNELLING, Minn. (AP) – After decades of neglect, five old buildings at Fort Snelling will be renovated into apartments for homeless veterans and their families. The buildings saw service from the Spanish-American War to …

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    18 Mar 13
  • Teen charged in Army vet’s stabbing death in Minn.

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – A 17-year-old Duluth boy is charged with killing a U.S. Army veteran who suffered more than 50 wounds to his head, face, neck and back. A juvenile delinquency petition filed Thursday …

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    15 Mar 13
  • Minn. health care exchange heads for final votes

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota House is preparing for what could be its final vote on a bill creating an health insurance exchange, but the debate could steer into abortion politics. A House-Senate …

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    15 Mar 13
  • Minn. flu death toll rises to 176

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota’s death toll from influenza this season has climbed to 176. The Minnesota Department of Health said Thursday seven more influenza-related deaths were confirmed last week. Minnesota Public Radio News …

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    15 Mar 13
  • 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