Minnesota News
  • Walz raises $210,000 for re-election fight

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Rep. Tim Walz says he raised almost $211,000 in the fourth quarter as he prepares to run for a fourth term representing southern Minnesota in Congress. Walz, a Democrat, reports a little …

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    23 Jan 12
  • Humbled Minn. Sen. Koch says no reelection bid

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – State Sen. Amy Koch (COKE) says she’s sticking with her decision not to seek reelection after engaging in a relationship with a subordinate, despite comments she made last week. Koch …

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    23 Jan 12
  • Minnesota cities, schools push for local power

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Local government officials are asking the Legislature to give them the flexibility to consolidate and streamline public services without state approval. The push comes after a series of forums in …

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    23 Jan 12
  • Man arrested in Minn. attempted abduction

    BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (AP) – A man is jailed on suspicion he tried to abduct a girl on her way to school in Brooklyn Park. Police say a student approached a school resource officer at …

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    19 Jan 12
  • Minn. Senate leader: no complaint in Koch matter

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – New Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem says he doesn’t plan to file an ethics complaint against Sen. Amy Koch or other senators in connection with events leading up to Koch’s …

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    19 Jan 12
  • Minn. deer harvest declines in 2011

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources says Minnesota’s deer harvest declined 7 percent in 2011. The DNR cites lower deer populations and a windy first weekend of the firearms season. …

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    19 Jan 12
  • Some new, some familiar ideas top Minn. GOP agenda

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Republicans are striking some familiar themes for reshaping state government – and adding a few new ones to push in a legislative session that begins next week. Leaders of …

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    19 Jan 12
  • Sviggum insists new job vetted by U of Minn. brass

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – University of Minnesota Regent Steve Sviggum says he consulted with the board chairwoman and a school lawyer to go over conflict of interest rules before he accepted a high-paid position …

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    19 Jan 12