Minnesota News
  • Minn. gets $280M in national mortgage settlement

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – State officials say Minnesota mortgage borrowers will be eligible for a total of $280 million from a national settlement between states and the country’s biggest mortgage lenders. Minnesota Attorney General …

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    09 Feb 12
  • Fort Snelling squad can keep its rifles

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota Congressman John Kline says the U.S. Army has reversed a decision and will allow the Fort Snelling honor guard to keep the ceremonial rifles it uses for military burials. The Army …

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    09 Feb 12
  • Calpine drops plans to sell natural gas plant

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) – Calpine Corp., a major U.S. energy company, is abandoning plans to sell its natural gas plant in Mankato. The company says auction bids for the $250 million plant, built in 2006, …

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    09 Feb 12
  • DNR says it meets 150-day permit issuing goal

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Department of Natural Resources says it’s meeting a new 150-day target for approving or rejecting permit applications 99.6 percent of the time. The 150-day benchmark was set by Gov. …

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    09 Feb 12
  • Mom: Doctors expect girl hockey player to recover

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The mother of a Minnesota girl’s hockey player paralyzed in an on-ice accident says doctors expect a full recovery. Jenna Privette remains paralyzed from the waist down following last month’s …

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    09 Feb 12
  • Judge selects power line route in SE Minnesota

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) – An administrative law judge has selected a route for a high-voltage power line through southeastern Minnesota. Judge Kathleen Sheehy’s recommendation was released Wednesday. The line would be part of the proposed …

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    09 Feb 12
  • Dayton: Minnesota Security Hospital needs upgrades

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Gov. Mark Dayton says the Minnesota Security Hospital that houses patients who are mentally ill or dangerous isin need of upgrades to keep residents and staff safe. Dayton and Human Services Commissioner …

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    09 Feb 12
  • Charges: Man stabbed father 2 dozen times

    CROOKSTON, Minn. (AP) – A 27-year-old man is accused of stabbing his father two dozen times in the head and neck while killing him in a Crookston apartment. Jacob Abel was charged Tuesday with first- …

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    07 Feb 12