Minnesota News
  • Senator: Stop silica mining around water wells

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The senator pushing for tougher regulations on silica sand mining says the state needs to take extra steps to protect drinking water from the booming industry. Senator Matt Schmit is …

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    04 Apr 13
  • Prosecutor: Wis. dad killed girls to hurt ex-wife

    HUDSON, Wis. (AP) – A prosecutor says a Wisconsin man on trial for killing his three young daughters in July was driven by revenge against his ex-wife. Gary Freyberg, Wisconsin’s assistant attorney general, told jurors …

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    03 Apr 13
  • Columbus death investigated as murder

    COLUMBUS, Minn. (AP) – Anoka County sheriff’s officials say they’re investigating the death of a man found in Columbus as a murder. Deputies say the body of a 50-year-old man was found next to his …

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    03 Apr 13
  • Scheme lands former Minn. man in federal pen

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal judge has sentenced a former Minnesota man to 6 1/2 years in prison without parole for bilking investors out more than $2 million. Sixty-seven-year-old Garry Milosevich, formerly of Duluth, …

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    03 Apr 13
  • Key lawmakers want greater local bent to Mayo plan

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The expansion of the Mayo Clinic, a fixture in the life of Minnesota, is causing a lot of debate over money in the state Legislature. Some key lawmakers are signaling …

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    03 Apr 13
  • Minn. House DFL touts property tax relief

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota House Democrats are proposing $250 million in property tax relief including a boost in refunds available to homeowners, new credits for renters and an increase in aid to local …

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    03 Apr 13
  • Minn. lawmakers jump back into Vikings stadium

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota state lawmakers are wading back into details of the Vikings stadium project as concerns build about the reliability of tax revenue from gambling to pay the state’s share. Tuesday …

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    03 Apr 13
  • Franken bets on ‘DREAM Act’ in immigration bill

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Sen. Al Franken anticipates the federal immigration overhaul will contain the so-called DREAM Act that’s geared toward speeding citizenship for young illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as …

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    03 Apr 13