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  • Dayton says 6 Minnesota governor debates sufficient

      MARSHALL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton says gubernatorial debates should focus on other candidates until voters in next week’s primary choose a Republican to run against him. The Democratic incumbent spoke about …

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    08 Aug 14
  • Minnesota officials consider high-speed rail

      ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota officials are holding public meetings on a proposed high-speed train linking Rochester to the Twin Cities. Transportation planners from state and federal departments are evaluating possibilities for the Zip …

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    30 Jul 14
  • No rain lets Minnesota farmers get field work done

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota farmers were able to get a lot of field work done last week, thanks to the lack of rain. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there were 6.2 …

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    22 Jul 14
  • Obama declares disaster in flooded Minn. counties

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – President Obama has declared a disaster in eight Minnesota counties damaged by flooding, unleashing federal funds to help repair millions in damages. June and July storms hit more than 50 …

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    22 Jul 14
  • Minnesota man loses 2 relatives in airliner crash

    WILLMAR, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota family is mourning relatives who died on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine. Drew Ryder, of Willmar, says the 298 victims included his …

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    21 Jul 14
  • Minnesota flood damage costs continue to climb

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Damage estimates from widespread flooding in Minnesota have continued to rise. Minnesota’s deputy director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Joe Kelly, says last month’s excessive rainfall led to a unique disaster. …

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    17 Jul 14
  • $10K reward offered in fatal Minnesota shooting

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) – Authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to whoever fatally shot a 21-year-old man outside a Mankato ballroom three months ago. Poth Acouth, of Omaha, Nebraska, was shot about …

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    17 Jul 14
  • Chris Kluwes lawyer threatens to sue Vikings

      MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Chris Kluwe’s lawyer says the former Minnesota Vikings punter intends to sue the team over his allegations of anti-gay conduct by a coach. Attorney Clayton Halunen says they’ll seek a copy …

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    16 Jul 14