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  • School responds to disturbing recess game

    NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) – Administrators at a New Ulm elementary school have contacted parents of fifth-grade students after some children played a disturbing recess game they call “rape tag.” A letter from Washington Elementary …

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    02 Feb 12
  • Man civilly liable for girlfriend’s 1981 death

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A former St. Paul police clerk has been found civilly liable in the 1981 death of his girlfriend. A Ramsey County judge has awarded $2 million to each of Barbara …

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    02 Feb 12
  • Road Salt Symposium seeks pollution solutions

    CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) – Amid a mild winter that’s sparing Minnesota the need to spread as much road salt as it often does, experts and officials will be gathering in Chaska to learn about ways …

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    02 Feb 12
  • Minn. Occupy protester to receive $15K settlement

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Hennepin County will pay $15,000 to a Minneapolis woman charged with trespassing during the Occupy Minnesota demonstrations last year. Melissa Lynn Hill was issued a trespass notice Oct. 13 for writing slogans …

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    02 Feb 12
  • No charges in Duluth elevator death

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – Prosecutors have determined there is “no chargeable crime” in the death of a janitor who was found dead in a downtown Duluth elevator last month. Police say 62-year-old Edward Everett Olson …

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    02 Feb 12
  • Thin ice cancels Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby

    MAPLE LAKE, Minn. (AP) – Thin ice has forced the cancellation of a popular Minnesota ice-fishing contest. The Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby was supposed to be held this weekend. But organizers canceled this year’s …

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    02 Feb 12
  • Rights group alleges violation of disclosure rules

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A national gay rights group is calling for an investigation of disclosure reports filed by groups promoting an amendment to the Minnesota constitution to ban gay marriage. The Human Rights Campaign accuses …

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    02 Feb 12
  • Stolen wheelchair hockey trailer found in Minn.

    MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (AP) – Police have found an equipment trailer for wheelchair hockey players that was stolen last week in Shakopee. Authorities say the trailer was recovered in Maple Grove, and the man suspected …

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    02 Feb 12