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  • Dayton: Bill changing teacher layoffs is premature

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Gov. Mark Dayton is suggesting he will veto a bill that would let schools lay off teachers by factors other than seniority alone. The legislation would let districts consider teacher …

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    29 Feb 12
  • Third-grader disciplined over pop gun

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) – School officials in Rochester say a third-grade student has been disciplined for threatening another student with a fake gun. Letters were sent to parents of students at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School …

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    29 Feb 12
  • Storm warning in effect for much of Minnesota

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – The University of Minnesota Duluth and the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College are among the dozens of schools that closed Wednesday as a late winter storm made travel difficult. …

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    29 Feb 12
  • Nearly 2 dozen rail cars derail in SW Minnesota

    BREWSTER, Minn. (AP) – Crews are cleaning up after 23 cars of a Union Pacific freight train derailed near Brewster in southwestern Minnesota. Union Pacific says the cars were part of a 118-car train traveling from St. Paul …

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    29 Feb 12
  • Minn., Wis. working on tax reciprocity deal

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Revenue officials from Minnesota and Wisconsin say they hope to finalize an agreement on tax reciprocity that will allow residents who live in one state and work in the other …

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    29 Feb 12
  • Jury convicts 2 in $50M bank fraud conspiracy

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Two people have been convicted for their roles in a $50 million bank fraud conspiracy that spanned several states. A federal jury found 43-year-old Julian Okeayaninneh, of Colton, Calif., and 35-year-old Olugbenga …

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    29 Feb 12
  • Charges: Man used hammer in Blue Earth attack

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Officials say a home invasion in Blue Earth was carried out by an apparently jealous husband who used a hammer to assault his wife, another man, and his wife’s two teenage daughters. …

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    22 Feb 12
  • School bus crashes into St. Paul yard

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A school bus carrying 28 students has crashed into a yard in St. Paul, but no major injuries are reported. The crash happened about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday on the East …

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    22 Feb 12