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  • 3 Twin Cities Mississippi River locks closed

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is closing three locks in the Twin Cities to recreational boats Friday because of rising water on the Mississippi River. The Corp says it …

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    22 Jun 12
  • 2 face charges in synthetic drugs case in ND, MN

    GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – A Minnesota man faces a murder charge in what authorities say is a bad batch of synthetic drugs circulating in the northern Red River Valley of North Dakota and Minnesota. …

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    21 Jun 12
  • Woman pleads guilty to shooting husband

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) – A woman accused of fatally shooting her husband while he slept has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Blue Earth County. In a plea deal with prosecutors, 35-year-old Jennifer Nibbe (NIB’-ee) …

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    21 Jun 12
  • Minn. woman finds $5,000 ring in secondhand pants

    HAM LAKE, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota woman has found a diamond ring worth at least $5,000 in a pair of secondhand pants, but says she can’t bring herself to keep it. Deb Thompson of …

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    21 Jun 12
  • Polar bear, seals moved to St. Paul zoo

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – The polar bear and seals that escaped their exhibits at the flooded Lake Superior Zoo have been moved to a St. Paul zoo. Animal care experts say the move to Como …

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    21 Jun 12
  • NWS says Tues-Wed wettest 2 days in Duluth

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – The National Weather Service says rainfall Tuesday and Wednesday in Duluth is a record breaker. National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Kraujalis (kruh-JAL’-us) says it’s the wettest two-day period in Duluth history. …

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    21 Jun 12
  • Grand Forks ready to help flood-ravaged Duluth

    GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – City officials in Grand Forks say they are willing and ready to provide assistance to their counterparts in the flood-ravaged Minnesota city of Duluth. Mayor Mike Brown tells the Grand …

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    21 Jun 12
  • Duluth official: Flooded streams, trails unsafe

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – Authorities in Duluth are sending out crews to assess flood damage, and try to shore up unsafe infrastructure. Deputy Police Chief Robin Roeser says authorities are “urging people to stay away …

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    21 Jun 12