Minnesota News
  • House lawmakers weigh electronic pulltab options

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota House members are considering ways to make electronic pull-tab games a more reliable source of funds for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium.   The House Commerce Committee met Tuesday …

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    17 Apr 13
  • Minn. adopts new social studies standards

    ROSEVILLE, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota is moving ahead with new standards for teaching social studies.   State Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius and Gov. Mark Dayton have approved the standards. That clears the way for the …

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    17 Apr 13
  • US Bank to open Somali money transfer account

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – U.S. Bank has agreed to open an account that will allow Somalis living in Minnesota to send money to relatives in Somalia.   The Minneapolis-based bank confirmed Tuesday it has agreed to …

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    17 Apr 13
  • Minn. lawmaker finishes Boston before explosion

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Minnesota lawmaker had trouble getting word out that he was OK after finishing the Boston Marathon, site of a deadly explosion. Democratic state Sen. Scott Dibble of Minneapolis says he finished …

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    16 Apr 13
  • Grandma’s to examine security after Boston blast

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – Officials of Grandma’s Marathon in Minnesota say they will examine their security in the wake of the deadly Boston Marathon explosions. In a statement, Grandma’s said the safety of its runners, …

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    16 Apr 13
  • Bachmann headed to London for Thatcher funeral

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann says she’s honored to be part of the congressional delegation headed to London for the funeral of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Bachmann is one of …

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    16 Apr 13
  • Minn. says 21 face fish poaching charges

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota wildlife officials say 21 more people face fish poaching charges in the biggest such case in the last 20 years. State and federal officials have been working with the …

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    16 Apr 13
  • Income, sin taxes in Minn. House Dem revenue plan

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota House Democrats are looking to fetch $2.5 billion by raising taxes on people with high incomes, those who smoke and those who drink alcohol. A tax package released Monday …

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    16 Apr 13