Minnesota News
  • 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
  • honour

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – An Orono businessman angling to be Minnesota governor says he supports civil unions for gay couples but wouldn’t back same-sex marriage if faced with a bill legalizing it. Republican Scott …

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    26 Apr 13
  • Rahr

    SHAKOPEE, Minn. (AP) – Officials say no one was hurt in an explosion at a biomass plant that rocked the Minnesota city of Shakopee¬† The explosion happened around 12:40 p.m. Thursday in two silos at …

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    26 Apr 13
  • oil

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Enbridge Energy Partners says it’s investigating the cause of a crude oil leak at its pumping station in the northwestern Minnesota town of Viking. The leak was discovered Tuesday afternoon. Enbridge spokesman …

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    26 Apr 13
  • flu

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota is inching closer to 200 flu deaths this season. The state Department of Health says four more influenza-related deaths were confirmed last week. That brings Minnesota’s influenza death toll …

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    26 Apr 13
  • school

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota’s state House has backed a higher education financing package that architects say will freeze undergraduate tuition at public colleges for two years. The plan passed Thursday by a bipartisan …

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    26 Apr 13
  • Senate passes budget for all-day kindergarten

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The state Senate has passed its education budget to provide funding for all-day kindergarten. The $15.6 billion package spends the most of all budget bills in the Senate. It passed …

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    26 Apr 13
  • Minn. Senate approves health spending bill

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota’s Senate has approved a budget for state health and assistance programs that includes a surcharge on HMOs and pay increases for care workers that critics say aren’t big enough. …

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    26 Apr 13