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  • Western Minn. man arrested in large drug bust

    DILWORTH, Minn. (AP) – Police have arrested a western Minnesota man and seized drugs that authorities say could be worth more than a quarter-million dollars.   Moorhead police say authorities seized 32 pounds of marijuana …

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    07 Mar 13
  • ATF head in Upper Midwest takes targeted approach

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The new head of a U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives division covering four states in the Upper Midwest is taking a targeted approach to fighting gun violence. …

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    07 Mar 13
  • Minn. OKs Iron Range mining lease for Magnetation

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A board made up of Minnesota’s top elected state officials has approved a mining lease for a company to recover iron ore concentrate on state and county land near Coleraine. …

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    07 Mar 13
  • Study finds homelessness still rising in Minnesota

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A new study by Wilder Research finds homelessness continues to rise in Minnesota but not as dramatically as during the economic crash.   The study, conducted every three years, finds …

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    07 Mar 13
  • Special education costs vex Minn. school districts

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota’s legislative auditor says fast-rising special education costs are hampering the ability of school districts to reach other education goals, such as reducing class sizes.   An audit published Wednesday …

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    07 Mar 13
  • Minn. teen charged in girlfriend’s stabbing death

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors want to try a 17-year-old Maplewood boy as an adult in the stabbing death of his 16-year-old girlfriend. The suspect was charged Tuesday in juvenile court with two counts …

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    06 Mar 13
  • About 50 tips, but Minn. woman still missing

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — St. Paul police have received about 50 leads from a tip line set up to help find a missing Minnesota woman, but have not found her yet. Police believe 30-year-old …

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    06 Mar 13
  • Cause of fatal Minn. motel fire undetermined

    ST. CHARLES, Minn. (AP) — Investigators have been unable to determine what caused a St. Charles motel fire that killed a South Dakota man in December. The State Fire Marshal’s office has classified the cause …

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    06 Mar 13