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  • Study finds homelessness still rising in Minnesota

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A new study by Wilder Research finds homelessness continues to rise in Minnesota but not as dramatically as during the economic crash.   The study, conducted every three years, finds …

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    07 Mar 13
  • Special education costs vex Minn. school districts

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota’s legislative auditor says fast-rising special education costs are hampering the ability of school districts to reach other education goals, such as reducing class sizes.   An audit published Wednesday …

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    07 Mar 13
  • Minn. teen charged in girlfriend’s stabbing death

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors want to try a 17-year-old Maplewood boy as an adult in the stabbing death of his 16-year-old girlfriend. The suspect was charged Tuesday in juvenile court with two counts …

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    06 Mar 13
  • About 50 tips, but Minn. woman still missing

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — St. Paul police have received about 50 leads from a tip line set up to help find a missing Minnesota woman, but have not found her yet. Police believe 30-year-old …

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    06 Mar 13
  • Cause of fatal Minn. motel fire undetermined

    ST. CHARLES, Minn. (AP) — Investigators have been unable to determine what caused a St. Charles motel fire that killed a South Dakota man in December. The State Fire Marshal’s office has classified the cause …

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    06 Mar 13
  • Synod bookkeeper charged with swindling $600,000

    MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — A former bookkeeper for an Evangelical Lutheran Church in America synod is charged with swindling $600,000. Sixty-one-year-old Robert Larson is charged with felony theft and check forgery in Clay County District …

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    06 Mar 13
  • DFL leaders eye gas tax hike, other transpo taxes

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers who lead House transportation panels are seeking a menu of transportation tax and fee hikes including a five-cent increase in the state gas tax. Representatives Frank Hornstein of …

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    06 Mar 13
  • Lawmakers push increase to family welfare grants

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State lawmakers say it’s time to raise grant amounts for Minnesota’s low-income families. Democratic Sens. Chris Eaton, from Brooklyn Center, and Minneapolis Rep. Susan Allen have bills that would double …

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    06 Mar 13