Minnesota News
  • Settlement reached in 2009 train crash

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) – Union Pacific Railroad and the family of a man killed in a Blue Earth County train crash have reached a legal settlement. Attorneys say Union Pacific has agreed to pay $650,000 …

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    24 May 12
  • CAIR-MN asks FBI to investigate racist graffiti

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) – Muslim civil rights leaders are asking the FBI to investigate racist graffiti spray-painted on the driveway of a Somali-American family in Rochester. A swastika, the letters “KKK” and the word “stink” …

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    24 May 12
  • 14-year-old Texan wins National Geographic Bee

    BRETT ZONGKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – A first-time national geography bee contender from Texas has won the annual competition in Washington. Fourteen-year-old Rahul Nagvekar, of Missouri City, Texas, won National Geographic Bee on Thursday. …

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    24 May 12
  • Minn. truck driver convicted in fatal bee crash

    HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota truck driver has been convicted in a crash that killed two drivers and an unborn child and released thousand Dakota County Judge Karen Asphaug found 38-year-old Jason Styrbicky of …

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    24 May 12
  • Firefighters douse hot spots from forest fire

    ELY, Minn. (AP) – Firefighters worked Friday to douse the hot spots left from a forest fire that came dangerously close to the popular tourist town of Ely in northeastern Minnesota. St. Louis County Sheriff’s …

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    18 May 12
  • Ex-priests oppose Minn. marriage amendment

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A group of 80 former Catholic priests has come out against a proposed Minnesota constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. John Estrem, a former rector at the Cathedral of St. Paul, said Thursday …

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    18 May 12
  • Minn. man targeted Mexican consulate

    By AMY FORLITI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A federal affidavit says a Minnesota man with suspected ties to white supremacist groups had plans to attack the Mexican consulate in St. Paul. The affidavit recently …

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    18 May 12
  • Winona, Minn. man missing in Mississippi River

    WINONA, Minn. (AP) – A Winona man is missing after he fell off a boat into the Mississippi River. Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand says two men were boating about 4 p.m. Thursday when one …

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    18 May 12