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  • Sex offender program under scrutiny

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A state task force head says a federal court considering a lawsuit challenging the Minnesota Sex Offender Program expects the state to address continuing concerns about its constitutionality. In an interview with …

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    05 Mar 13
  • Man snatches $2,500 puppy from Minn. pet store

    SHAKOPEE, Minn. (AP) — A puppy-snatching in Shakopee was caught on video surveillance. The pet store owner says a man carried the $2,500 male puppy like “a football” and fled with his getaway driver Monday. …

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    05 Mar 13
  • CAIR-MN calls on Waite Park to reject training

    WAITE PARK, Minn. (AP) — A Muslim rights group is calling on police in Waite Park to reject a training program about Somalis. The program “Understanding the People of Somalia” will be held Tuesday. According …

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    05 Mar 13
  • Minn.’s aging population poses budget challenges

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota is headed toward a significant milestone in which more of its residents are senior citizens than school-aged. State Demographer Susan Brower told a panel of top legislators on Monday …

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    05 Mar 13
  • Minn. budget chief faces backlash on Vikings bill

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s budget chief says he will likely wait until summer before deciding whether to activate so-called blink-on revenue options for the new Vikings football stadium. Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner …

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    05 Mar 13
  • Minn. House passes health exchange proposal

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota House has passed a bill establishing Minnesota’s health insurance exchange, with its sponsor calling it the most substantial changes to state healthcare policy in 50 years. The House …

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    05 Mar 13
  • Teen killed, passenger injured in crash with bus

    ADAMS, Minn. (AP) — A 16-year-old girl has died of injuries suffered when her car collided with a school bus in southern Minnesota. A passenger in the car was severely injured in the crash Wednesday …

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    04 Mar 13
  • Body found after cabin fire in NE Minnesota

    SAWYER, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Minnesota are investigating after a body was found in the ruins of a cabin fire. The Carlton County sheriff’s office says the fire was reported around 6 a.m. …

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    04 Mar 13