Minnesota News
  • Minn. police investigating possible infant death

    CRYSTAL, Minn. (AP) – Police are searching a home in Crystalafter getting a report of a possible suspicious death of an infant years ago. Crystal Police Chief John Banick says two people who live at …

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    29 Feb 12
  • Minn. budget forecast shows $323 million surplus

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota’s lead budget official says a new prediction of a small surplus reflects state economic conditions that are “steady and consistent.” Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter released an …

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    29 Feb 12
  • Spirit Airlines launches service from Twin Cities

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Spirit Airlines said Wednesday it will begin service from the Twin Cities to Chicago and Las Vegas in May. Metropolitan Airports Commission chairman Dan Boivin says Spirit’s low fare business model will …

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    29 Feb 12
  • Dayton: Bill changing teacher layoffs is premature

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Gov. Mark Dayton is suggesting he will veto a bill that would let schools lay off teachers by factors other than seniority alone. The legislation would let districts consider teacher …

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    29 Feb 12
  • Third-grader disciplined over pop gun

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) – School officials in Rochester say a third-grade student has been disciplined for threatening another student with a fake gun. Letters were sent to parents of students at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School …

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    29 Feb 12
  • Storm warning in effect for much of Minnesota

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – The University of Minnesota Duluth and the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College are among the dozens of schools that closed Wednesday as a late winter storm made travel difficult. …

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    29 Feb 12
  • Nearly 2 dozen rail cars derail in SW Minnesota

    BREWSTER, Minn. (AP) – Crews are cleaning up after 23 cars of a Union Pacific freight train derailed near Brewster in southwestern Minnesota. Union Pacific says the cars were part of a 118-car train traveling from St. Paul …

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    29 Feb 12
  • Minn., Wis. working on tax reciprocity deal

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Revenue officials from Minnesota and Wisconsin say they hope to finalize an agreement on tax reciprocity that will allow residents who live in one state and work in the other …

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    29 Feb 12