Minnesota News
  • 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
  • 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