Minnesota News
  • Tracks reopen after train derails in south Minn

    BLUE EARTH, Minn. (AP) – Railroad tracks reopened in the southern Minnesota town of Blue Earth after 17 cars derailed on a train carrying corn. Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis says the tracks reopened just …

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    01 May 13
  • Red River close to cresting in Fargo-Moorhead area

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) – The Red River appeared close to reaching its peak in Fargo and Moorhead, Minn., after the National Weather Service dropped its crest forecast for the third straight day. ┬áThe weather service …

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    01 May 13
  • frac protest

    WINONA, Minn. (AP) – Police have arrested 35 people for trespassing during a protest of frack sand mining in Winona. The Winona Daily News reports officers on Monday arrested 19 people at the city’s commercial …

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    30 Apr 13
  • field work

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Despite the sudden warm weather, Minnesota farmers are still waiting for the chance to get into their fields. In its weekly crops and weather report for the state, the U.S. …

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    30 Apr 13
  • bridge

    STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) – Work has begun on the new St. Croix bridge project to connect Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Minnesota Department of Transportation said Monday that crews have built a construction staging area on …

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    30 Apr 13
  • senate

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Senate has passed a package of income and sales tax increases after initially rejecting the package. Monday’s debate on the Senate tax bill took a turbulent turn after …

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    30 Apr 13
  • SPCO musicians ratify contract, ending lockout

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Musicians of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra have ratified a new, 3-year contract, ending a 6-month-long lockout. Carole Mason Smith, who chairs the musicians negotiating committee, says the musicians are …

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    30 Apr 13
  • Dayton dedicates April to recognize genocide

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Every April in Minnesota will now be known as Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month. Gov. Mark Dayton on Monday signed legislation designating the month to recognize previous atrocities and promote …

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    30 Apr 13