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  • Uncapped sewage line blamed for Freeborn explosion

    FREEBORN, Minn. (AP) – Fire officials say an uncapped sewage line was the cause of an explosion that injured a man last week near the southern Minnesota town of Freeborn. Fire Chief Steve Seipp (SIPE) …

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    13 Jun 12
  • Mother accused of leaving children in hot car

    BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) – A 21-year-old woman is facing criminal charges in Beltrami County after her four children were left in a sweltering car in a Target parking lot. A criminal complaint says Bianca Hazelrigg …

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    13 Jun 12
  • Officials ID missing boater on Lake Pepin

    BAY CITY, Wis. (AP) – The Pierce County sheriff’s office has released the name of the man missing after he fell from a boat into Lake Pepin. The man is identified as 38-year-old Troy Goehrs …

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    13 Jun 12
  • Voluntary use hurts Minn. drug monitor program

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Supporters of Minnesota’s two-year-old prescription drug monitoring program say it’s helped detect patients who might be addicted to pain medication, but they worry that not enough doctors are using the …

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    13 Jun 12
  • Pawlenty joins board of frac sand company

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has joined the board of directors of Smart Sand, a Pennsylvania company building a large silica sand plant in Wisconsin. Smart Sand’s 1,100-acre plant is …

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    13 Jun 12
  • Leaders hope new stadium will be boon to jobless

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings’ new stadium is expected to bring construction jobs to parts of Minneapolis hit hardest by poverty and unemployment. Civic leaders who backed the stadium tell Minnesota Public Radio   …

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    13 Jun 12
  • 5 arrested following standoff in Rochester

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) – Authorities say five men are in custody after a standoff in Rochester. Police were called to a robbery at a hotel about 5 p.m. Monday. Five men believed to have been …

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    12 Jun 12
  • Girl pulled from Cedar Lake in Minneapolis dies

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A teenage girl has died after being pulled from Cedar Lake in Minneapolis. The Hennepin County sheriff’s office said Monday it has learned the 16-year-old girl has died. The girl, from Minneapolis, …

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    12 Jun 12