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  • Minnesota Security Hospital allegations spur state audit

    The death of two people, allegations of mismanagement, and the hiring of a hospital administrator with a shady past has brought on an evaluation of the state agency that cares for the mentally ill and …

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    04 Apr 12
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    The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is footing the bill for a training program that will teach Scott County law enforcement how to deal with those suffering from a mental health crisis. The training, provided by …

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    04 Apr 12
  • Police Lights

    A Burnsville man accused of punching and strangling a woman while in a drunken rage is facing multiple felonies. Patrick Joseph Spears, 26, is charged with third-degree assault, substantial bodily harm and domestic assault by …

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    03 Apr 12
  • Digital Towns - Little Falls

    A University of Minnesota program that allows rural citizens to help create 3-D models of their communities for Google Earth is coming to Faribault. “Digital Towns” is a collaboration between the U of M Extension …

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    03 Apr 12
  • Kansas RV Crash

    [Photo credit: Minnesota Public Radio News] Authorities say five members of a Minnesota family killed in a motor home crash in northeast Kansas weren’t wearing seatbelts. The Kansas Highway Patrol has identified the fatally injured …

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    02 Apr 12
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    The owner of a Shakopee insurance firm has pleaded guilty to falsely claiming his wife’s $6,000 wedding ring as missing through two different insurance companies. Andrew Reiffenberger, owner of River Valley Insurance Group, was sentenced …

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    02 Apr 12
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    A former youth minister is charged with felony theft after stealing thousands of dollars from a Burnsville church. John Glenn Mertes, 40, appeared in Dakota County District Court last week on the charge of theft …

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    02 Apr 12
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    A Savage police officer injured in a January car crash has been released from the hospital after an almost three-month stay. Officer Frank Mackall was responding to an early morning police call in the beginning …

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    02 Apr 12