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  • Air pollution advisory issued for southern Minn.

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Pollution Control Agency has issued an air pollution health advisory for the southern two-thirds of Minnesota including the Twin Cities area. The advisory is effective from Friday through midday …

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    08 Mar 13
  • Minnesota Deer Classic opens Friday in Blaine

    BLAINE, Minn. (AP) – The 31st Minnesota Deer Classic opens Friday and at its new home at the National Sports Center in Blaine.   The National Sports Center bought the show last fall after a …

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    07 Mar 13
  • 2 suspects sought in Moorhead shooting

    MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) – Police are looking for two suspects after a man was shot and wounded in Moorhead.   Officers were called to a home in south Moorhead around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday on a …

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    07 Mar 13
  • 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