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.  The 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