Minnesota News
  • Auditor: Child welfare system needs consistency

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The legislative auditor says Minnesota’s county-based child welfare system needs more consistency statewide when it comes to figuring out which child abuse and neglect cases to investigate. The Star Tribune …

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    22 Feb 12
  • State says easing some restraints for mentally ill

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – State officials say they’re phasing out the use of metal handcuffs and seclusion at a secure hospital for the mentally ill in the wake of maximum fines for client maltreatment. …

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    22 Feb 12
  • New Minn. legislative maps pair 46 incumbents

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota’s new legislative district maps pit 46 incumbents against each other and create 23 open seats. The new House maps released Tuesday pair 30 incumbents against each other and create …

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    22 Feb 12
  • Sled dog teams finish UP race after route change

    GRAND MARAIS, Mich. (AP) – A Ray, Minn., musher has won his third consecutive U.P. 200 sled dog race on a route changed this year due to lack of snow in parts of Michigan’s Upper …

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    20 Feb 12
  • Minn. House passes emergency sex offender bill

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The House has passed an emergency bill to close a loophole in sex offender law in response to the upcoming release of child molester Clarence Opheim. The House passed the …

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    20 Feb 12
  • Man’s body found in St. Paul is identified

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Authorities have released the name of a man whose body was found near a garage in St. Paul, and his death has been ruled a homicide. St. Paul police say …

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    20 Feb 12
  • 1 killed, 3 injured in Blue Earth home invasion

    BLUE EARTH, Minn. (AP) – A 38-year-old man is dead and three people are seriously injured after a masked man attacked them in a southern Minnesota home. Officials say a masked man entered the home …

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    20 Feb 12
  • Minn. Senate sends teacher testing bill to Gov.

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Senate has sent Gov. Mark Dayton a bill requiring teachers to pass a skills test. The bill requires Minnesota teachers to pass a basic skills test in reading, writing …

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    20 Feb 12