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  • Better Minn. economic outlook eases budget stress

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s budget pressures have eased dramatically. But the political divide remains over how to shore up the state’s finances. Budget officials Thursday slashed an earlier deficit projection by more than …

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    04 Mar 13
  • Minn. officials urge cut in Xcel rate request

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota officials are urging regulators to slash Xcel Energy’s proposed rate increase for electric customers in the state. Officials say Xcel’s proposed 10.7 percent increase is creating “rate shock” among …

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    04 Mar 13
  • Harlem Shake’ prompts suspensions, citations

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The latest flash mob dance craze has prompted suspensions and even police citations at Twin Cities area high schools. The “Harlem Shake” is an Internet phenomenon with thousands of You Tube postings …

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    04 Mar 13
  • House panel forwards school anti-bullying bill

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A bill at the Capitol to strengthen state laws against bullying in schools has passed its first committee hurdle. The House Education Policy Committee approved the bill Thursday night. The …

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    01 Mar 13
  • Deadline for filing claim in Cobell settlement

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The deadline for filing a claim to receive part of a $3.4 billion settlement over American Indian land royalties has arrived. In Minnesota, the settlement of the class-action lawsuit will …

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    01 Mar 13
  • Job vacancies increase in last quarter

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State labor leaders say they’re encouraged by an increase in the number of job vacancies in Minnesota. Department of Employment and Economic Development figures show the number of job opportunities …

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    01 Mar 13
  • Minn. lawmakers to get earful on Dayton tax plans

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers are hearing from the public on Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposals to overhaul the state’s tax code. The House Taxes Committee holds a Friday afternoon hearing at the Capitol …

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    01 Mar 13
  • Duluth suing over loss of casino revenue

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – Duluth is suing the National Indian Gaming Commission over the city’s loss of revenue sharing payments from the Fond-du-Luth Casino. The city is asking the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., …

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    28 Feb 13