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  • Dayton: Minnesota Security Hospital needs upgrades

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Gov. Mark Dayton says the Minnesota Security Hospital that houses patients who are mentally ill or dangerous isin need of upgrades to keep residents and staff safe. Dayton and Human Services Commissioner …

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    09 Feb 12
  • 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