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  • Midwest business conditions index falls in June

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A nine-state Midwest and Plains economic survey index fell for the second straight month in June. A survey report released Monday for the Mid-America Business Conditions Index says it dropped to …

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    02 Jul 12
  • SUV driver killed after crashing into house

    BLAINE, Minn. (AP) – The driver of an SUV was killed early Friday after crashing his vehicle into a house in Blaine. Police say they got a call shortly before 3 a.m. about a suspicious …

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    29 Jun 12
  • Charges in 2000 fatal stabbing in St. Louis County

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – A man accused of sexually assaulting and fatally stabbing a woman in St. Louis County 12 years ago has been formally charged. A criminal complaint says 41-year-old Joseph Couture assaulted and …

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    29 Jun 12
  • Mud, sand from floods spreading into Lake Superior

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – Sand, mud and gravel from last week’s torrential rains in northeastern Minnesota are spreading into western Lake Superior. The lake’s chocolate brown tint is visible in satellite photos from space. Boaters …

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    29 Jun 12
  • Motorists drive tanks at Minnesota action park

    KASOTA, Minn. (AP) – Motorists stuck in traffic may sometimes wish they were driving a tank. A business in southern Minnesota offers them a chance to see what it is like. Drive-a-Tank, near the town …

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    29 Jun 12
  • Minnesota exports reach 1st quarter record

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota’s exports reached a first-quarter record of $4.9 billion, but growth has been slowed by economies in Asia and a European debt crisis. The Department of Employment and Economic Development …

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    29 Jun 12
  • Apparent drowning victim celebrating graduation

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Family members say the young man who apparently drowned in Lake Minnetonka was celebrating his high school graduation when he disappeared. The mother of Kennedy Maddox says her 20-year-old son was on …

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    27 Jun 12
  • 1 person dies in Fergus Falls apartment fire

    FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) – Fire at an apartment building in Fergus Falls has claimed a life and injured a second person. Firefighters were called to the Sunrise Apartments about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Fire Chief …

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    27 Jun 12