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  • 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
  • Gay marriage supporters hold vigil in Minneapolis

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Dozens of supporters of same-sex unions gathered in front of the federal courthouse in Minneapolis as the U.S. Supreme Court prepared to consider two landmark cases involving gay marriage. Organizer Jacob Reitan …

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    26 Mar 13
  • IRS investigates prison tax refund scheme

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Internal Revenue Service says it’s investigating a large-scale tax refund scheme run from a Minnesota prison.    A search warrant application says the case likely involves hundreds of fraudulent tax returns …

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    26 Mar 13
  • Diabetes rate in Minnesota doubles in 20 years

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Health officials say the diabetes rate has doubled in Minnesota in the past 20 years and that there are tens of thousands of people who have the disease, but don’t …

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    26 Mar 13
  • Dayton: I didn’t know source of e-pull-tab estimate

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Gov. Mark Dayton says Minnesota’s Gambling Control Board should have disclosed from the beginning that gambling companies helped estimate the amount of tax revenue that would be raised by new …

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    26 Mar 13
  • AV’s Jones, DeLaSalle’s Travis share AP award

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – This time, Tyus Jones has to share the honor. The Apple Valley junior point guard was named Monday the co-winner of the Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year award for high …

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    26 Mar 13