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  • Minn. courthouse shooting prompts upgrades

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A courthouse shooting in northern Minnesota that left two men injured has prompted other courthouses in the state to beef up their security. Anoka County is spending $50,000 to install bulletproof glass …

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    20 Feb 12
  • Mpls. bridge closed after cable support breaks

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A bicycle and pedestrian bridge in Minneapolis has been closed for repairs after a cable support broke and caused a separate pair of cables to fail. The state Department of Transportation says …

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    20 Feb 12
  • Drought not only reason White Bear Lake level low

    WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. (AP) – Federal and state scientists say drought isn’t the only reason why the water level of White Bear Lake is so low. Researchers say municipal water use has increased measurably, …

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    20 Feb 12
  • Willmar cops use Facebook to nab suspected thieves

    WILLMAR, Minn. (AP) – Willmar police used Facebook to help identify and arrest two suspects in recent thefts. The West Central Tribune reports the tactic was so successful that police are considering using the social …

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    20 Feb 12
  • 10-year-old Boy Scout gets national award

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A 10-year-old North St. Paul boy is being honored as a hero for rescuing his friend from a Wisconsin river. Sen. Amy Klobuchar gave Antonio Vandal a national Boy Scouts …

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    20 Feb 12
  • Researchers: Internet bear’s cubs male, female

    ELY, Minn. (AP) – Researchers believe a 3-year-old bear in Minnesota gave birth to a male cub and a female cub before an Internet audience last month. Lynn Rogers of the Wildlife Research Institute, affiliated …

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    09 Feb 12
  • Neighbors help rescue family from Minn. fire

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A St. Paul family is OK after neighbors helped rescue them from a suspected arson at their duplex. Authorities say a woman living downstairs went outside to investigate a noise …

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    09 Feb 12
  • Former Minn. school bookkeeper sentenced in theft

    FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) – A former business manager for a rural western Minnesota school district has been sentenced for stealing about $300,000 from the district. Forty-four-year-old Liane Claassen of Chokio was sentenced Thursday in …

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    09 Feb 12