Minnesota News
  • 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
  • House restricts union dues from child care subsidy

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota House has passed a bill that prohibits unions from automatically deducting dues from state subsidy payments to child care providers, if they are ever allowed to unionize. The …

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    09 Feb 12
  • ‘Man in Black’ pleads not guilty to bank robberies

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Minneapolis man who authorities say is responsible for a string of bank robberies in Minnesota has pleaded not guilty to 13 counts of armed bank robbery. Forty-nine-year-old Mark Wetsch entered his …

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    09 Feb 12
  • Hennepin Co. sheriff bars cars, trucks from lakes

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – After a rash of vehicles going into the water, the Hennepin County sheriff’s office is banning cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles from all frozen lakes in the county. Sheriff’s officials say …

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    09 Feb 12