Minnesota News
  • Coroner: Tree climber’s death accidental

    GOODHUE, Minn. (AP) — A Goodhue County coroner’s report says the death of a 10-year boy climbing a tree at his house was accidental. A funeral service for Derek Strickland will be held Thursday at …

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    09 May 12
  • Bachmann becomes a citizen of Switzerland

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has been granted citizenship in Switzerland. Bachmann’s spokeswoman Becky Rogness says the congresswoman has been eligible for dual citizenship since she married her husband of Swiss descent in …

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    09 May 12
  • Feds tear down camps in wildlife refuge

    WINONA, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and volunteers are tearing down two squatters camps on islands in the Upper Mississippi Wildlife Refuge. The camps are just south of Winona, near Homer. …

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    09 May 12
  • 2 accused of using diaper in disciplining girl

    FRIDLEY, Minn. (AP) — Police say a Fridley mother and her boyfriend shaved the head of the woman’s 12-year-old daughter and made her run up and down the street in a diaper because she wasn’t …

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    09 May 12
  • Vikings dilemma: How much is too much for stadium

    BRIAN BAKST, Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — For more than a decade the Minnesota Vikings have been pushing to break out of the Metrodome and into a shiny new home. Finally on the …

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    09 May 12
  • Game day at Minn. Capitol for Vikings stadium

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Hard hats and footballs are mingling at the state Capitol as construction workers and Minnesota Vikings fans chant “Build it!” ahead of a critical vote on a proposed $1 billion …

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    07 May 12
  • 2 killed in house fire caused by lightning

    BLUE EARTH, Minn. (AP) – Investigators believe a lightning strike ignited a house fire in Blue Earth that killed two people. The Faribault County Sheriff’s Department says 39-year-old Rudy Carmona and 47-year-old Fidel Bello died …

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    07 May 12
  • Postal inspectors crack down on synthetic drugs

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – U.S. postal inspectors are cracking down on synthetic drug shipments in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Both states recently passed laws that ban certain chemicals found in synthetic marijuana and stimulants. …

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    07 May 12