Minnesota News
  • ‘Man in Black’ pleads not guilty to bank robberies

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Minneapolis man who authorities say is responsible for a string of bank robberies in Minnesota has pleaded not guilty to 13 counts of armed bank robbery. Forty-nine-year-old Mark Wetsch entered his …

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    09 Feb 12
  • Hennepin Co. sheriff bars cars, trucks from lakes

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – After a rash of vehicles going into the water, the Hennepin County sheriff’s office is banning cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles from all frozen lakes in the county. Sheriff’s officials say …

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    09 Feb 12
  • The Vikings in Duluth? State senator makes offer

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Duluth Vikings? That’s the vision of a Duluth state senator who says his city would be ideal for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium. Actually, Sen. Roger Reinert (RHINE’-ert) says …

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    09 Feb 12
  • Convicted auto king moved to Wisconsin prison

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – Convicted auto dealer Denny Hecker has been moved to a higher-security prison in Wisconsin. Hecker had been serving his 10-year sentence for fraud at a minimum-security federal prison in Duluth. Hecker’s …

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    09 Feb 12
  • Education waiver gives Minnesota flexibility

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota school officials say the waiver President Barack Obama is giving them from the strict requirements of the No Child Left Behind education law will give them the flexibility and resources they …

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    09 Feb 12
  • Dry conditions in Minnesota raise spring fire risk

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Department of Natural Resources and fire officials are concerned about extremely dry conditions in Minnesota as spring approaches. The DNR is requiring permits for open burning in all but …

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    09 Feb 12
  • Deadly force gun bill passes again to full Senate

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A bill expanding the situations where citizens can use deadly force in their home is headed for a vote by the full Minnesota Senate. The state House passed the gun …

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    09 Feb 12
  • Report finds $50M gap in Minneapolis Vikings plan

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – An analysis prepared for Minneapolis officials finds the city is nearly 20 percent short of funds for a financial pledge by city leaders to a new Vikings stadium. Minnesota Public …

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    09 Feb 12