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  • Minnesota AD Maturi to step down

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – University of Minnesota athletics director Joel Maturi will leave his post when his contract expires this summer. School officials and the 67-year-old Maturi announced his retirement Thursday at a late morning news …

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    02 Feb 12
  • Union fight brews with right-to-work push in Minn.

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The push is on to make Minnesota a state where union membership is optional at companies that have unions. Several Republicans proposed Thursday to add a so-called right to work …

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    02 Feb 12
  • 2 Native Mob members arrested, 1 still at large

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Authorities say the manhunt is over for two Native Mob members, but one man is still at large. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Thursday that 33-year-old Wakinyan Wakan McArthur of Bemidji and …

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    02 Feb 12
  • School responds to disturbing recess game

    NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) – Administrators at a New Ulm elementary school have contacted parents of fifth-grade students after some children played a disturbing recess game they call “rape tag.” A letter from Washington Elementary …

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    02 Feb 12
  • Man civilly liable for girlfriend’s 1981 death

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A former St. Paul police clerk has been found civilly liable in the 1981 death of his girlfriend. A Ramsey County judge has awarded $2 million to each of Barbara …

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    02 Feb 12
  • Road Salt Symposium seeks pollution solutions

    CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) – Amid a mild winter that’s sparing Minnesota the need to spread as much road salt as it often does, experts and officials will be gathering in Chaska to learn about ways …

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    02 Feb 12
  • Minn. Occupy protester to receive $15K settlement

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Hennepin County will pay $15,000 to a Minneapolis woman charged with trespassing during the Occupy Minnesota demonstrations last year. Melissa Lynn Hill was issued a trespass notice Oct. 13 for writing slogans …

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    02 Feb 12
  • No charges in Duluth elevator death

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – Prosecutors have determined there is “no chargeable crime” in the death of a janitor who was found dead in a downtown Duluth elevator last month. Police say 62-year-old Edward Everett Olson …

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    02 Feb 12