Minnesota News
  • Farmers encouraged to sell excess propane

      ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota’s agriculture commissioner and propane industry officials are encouraging state farmers with a surplus of the fuel to sell it back to suppliers. Commissioner Dave Frederickson says farmers could …

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    05 Feb 14
  • Researchers to collar 52 adult moose in NE Minn.

    The radio collars use GPS to transmit alerts when a moose dies. Biologists then try to rush to the carcass within 24 hours before it decomposes or scavengers destroy the evidence. Michelle Carstensen of the …

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    04 Feb 14
  • January economic survey suggests growth in Midwest

      OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A new survey of business leaders suggests the economy will continue growing in nine Midwestern and Plains states in the months ahead. The monthly Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to …

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    03 Feb 14
  • Target says hackers stole credentials from vendor

      MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) – Target says investigators have found that hackers stole credentials from a vendor to access the retailer’s systems and pilfer about 40 million debit and credit card numbers as well as …

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    30 Jan 14
  • 14 MNsure managers receive bonuses

      ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – State officials say 14 people who managed the troubled MNsure online health insurance exchange were paid bonuses of more than $26,000 just after its launch. Software problems plagued the …

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    30 Jan 14
  • amyklobuchar

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Sen. Amy Klobuchar says the crafting of a compromise five-year farm bill is a critical step toward providing support and certainty for Minnesota farmers. The Minnesota Democrat was on the conference committee …

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    29 Jan 14
  • Minn. DNR Fewer wolves shot for predator control

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota wildlife managers say fewer wolves are being shot or trapped for predator control. Department of Natural Resources wolf specialist Dan Stark told a legislative hearing Tuesday the number of …

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    29 Jan 14
  • Xcel asks some customers to cut natural gas usage

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Xcel Energy is asking customers in North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin to reduce their natural gas usage because of a pipeline rupture in Canada. The Minneapolis-based company is asking residential customers …

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    27 Jan 14