Minnesota News
  • Judge: Ruling within 90 days on child care vote

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A Ramsey County judge says he’ll decide within 90 days whether Minnesota child care workers can proceed with a vote to unionize. Judge Dale Lindman said he will consider arguments …

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    22 Feb 12
  • Vikings official: Stadium negotiations ongoing

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Vikings vice president Lester Bagley says negotiations for a new stadium are ongoing. Team owner Zygi Wilf met Tuesday with Gov. Mark Dayton and chief authors of the stadium bill. Bagley says …

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    22 Feb 12
  • Duluth hockey fans warned after racist chants

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – Students who own season tickets to Minnesota-Duluth’s men’s hockey games are being warned to shape up after reports of racist chants during recent games against the North Dakota Fighting Sioux. Athletic …

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    22 Feb 12
  • Auditor: Child welfare system needs consistency

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The legislative auditor says Minnesota’s county-based child welfare system needs more consistency statewide when it comes to figuring out which child abuse and neglect cases to investigate. The Star Tribune …

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    22 Feb 12
  • State says easing some restraints for mentally ill

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – State officials say they’re phasing out the use of metal handcuffs and seclusion at a secure hospital for the mentally ill in the wake of maximum fines for client maltreatment. …

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    22 Feb 12
  • New Minn. legislative maps pair 46 incumbents

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota’s new legislative district maps pit 46 incumbents against each other and create 23 open seats. The new House maps released Tuesday pair 30 incumbents against each other and create …

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    22 Feb 12
  • Sled dog teams finish UP race after route change

    GRAND MARAIS, Mich. (AP) – A Ray, Minn., musher has won his third consecutive U.P. 200 sled dog race on a route changed this year due to lack of snow in parts of Michigan’s Upper …

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    20 Feb 12
  • Minn. House passes emergency sex offender bill

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The House has passed an emergency bill to close a loophole in sex offender law in response to the upcoming release of child molester Clarence Opheim. The House passed the …

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    20 Feb 12