Minnesota News
  • Charges: Man stabbed father 2 dozen times

    CROOKSTON, Minn. (AP) – A 27-year-old man is accused of stabbing his father two dozen times in the head and neck while killing him in a Crookston apartment. Jacob Abel was charged Tuesday with first- …

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    07 Feb 12
  • 5 injured, 4 arrested in SW Minn. stabbing

    MORTON, Minn. (AP) – Authorities have arrested four suspects after an early morning stabbing that injured five people at a home in southwestern Minnesota. Redwood County sheriff’s officers say they responded to a stabbing call …

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    07 Feb 12
  • Minn. GOP precinct to test-drive photo ID scanner

    STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) – Republicans who attend a party caucus gathering at one Stillwater precinct will get to try registering with a photo ID scanner. The GOP activists who organized the Rutherford Elementary School caucus …

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    07 Feb 12
  • Prosecutors: Speech urging suicide isn’t protected

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Prosecutors in southern Minnesota say an ex-nurse was not participating in protected speech when he went online and encouraged two depressed people to kill themselves. William Melchert-Dinkel (MEL’-kurt DINK’-ehl) was …

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    07 Feb 12
  • NRC says spill at Prairie Island posed no danger

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says a spill of radioactive tritium at Xcel Energy’s Prairie Island Nuclear Plant was so small the utility wasn’t required to report it. An NRC report says the …

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    07 Feb 12
  • Boy suspended for MJ groin grab back in school

    WINONA, Minn. (AP) – The 9-year-old student suspended after mimicking Michael Jackson’s famous groin grab dance during a fundraiser at a Catholic elementary school in Winona is back in class. Lenny Broberg was reinstated at …

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    07 Feb 12
  • Minnesota Zoo loses female dolphin calf

    APPLE VALLEY, Minn. (AP) – A necropsy will be done Tuesday to determine what caused the death of a dolphin calf at the Minnesota Zoo. The zoo’s marine mammal staff and veterinarians had been working …

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    07 Feb 12
  • Man loses thumb in attack outside casino hotel

    TURTLE LAKE, Wis. (AP) – A Minnesota man is accused of cutting off the thumb of a victim he was trying to rob outside the St. Croix Casino and Hotel in Barron County. Prosecutors say …

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    07 Feb 12