Minnesota News
  • 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
  • Dog stays with fisherman who broke through

    WHEATON, Minn. (AP) – A fishing outing turned deadly for a western Minnesota man. The body of 50-year-old Charles Krauth was recovered from Mud Lake, just west of Wheaton in Traverse County. Sheriff’s deputies found …

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    07 Feb 12
  • MillerCoors buying hard cider company

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – MillerCoors is acquiring a bigger stake in the hard cider business. The brewing company is buying Crispin Cider Co. of Minneapolis, the country’s third-largest cider producer. The purchase price was not disclosed. …

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    07 Feb 12
  • MPCA: Streamlined permit process yields success

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says it’s achieving a 99 percent success rate in issuing environmental permits for construction of new projects and expansions of existing facilities within 150 days. …

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    07 Feb 12
  • Courted by candidates, Minn. GOP voters study up

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Normally overlooked, Minnesota Republicans are reveling in a chance to sway a party presidential nominating contest. Tuesday night’s caucuses were on the radar of all the major contenders. Party faithful …

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    07 Feb 12