Minnesota News
  • Body found after cabin fire in NE Minnesota

    SAWYER, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Minnesota are investigating after a body was found in the ruins of a cabin fire. The Carlton County sheriff’s office says the fire was reported around 6 a.m. …

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    04 Mar 13
  • Minn. city retires slain officer’s badge number

    COLD SPRING, Minn. (AP) — The city of Cold Spring has retired the badge number of slain police Officer Tom Decker. The Cold Spring City Council retired Decker’s badge number at Wednesday’s meeting as a …

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    04 Mar 13
  • Assault weapon, magazine ban out of picture

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota apparently won’t pass any laws to ban assault rifles or high-capacity ammunition magazines this year. Representative Michael Paymar, a St. Paul Democrat, unveiled Thursday his bill to reduce gun …

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    04 Mar 13
  • Better Minn. economic outlook eases budget stress

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s budget pressures have eased dramatically. But the political divide remains over how to shore up the state’s finances. Budget officials Thursday slashed an earlier deficit projection by more than …

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    04 Mar 13
  • Minn. officials urge cut in Xcel rate request

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota officials are urging regulators to slash Xcel Energy’s proposed rate increase for electric customers in the state. Officials say Xcel’s proposed 10.7 percent increase is creating “rate shock” among …

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    04 Mar 13
  • Harlem Shake’ prompts suspensions, citations

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The latest flash mob dance craze has prompted suspensions and even police citations at Twin Cities area high schools. The “Harlem Shake” is an Internet phenomenon with thousands of You Tube postings …

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    04 Mar 13
  • House panel forwards school anti-bullying bill

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A bill at the Capitol to strengthen state laws against bullying in schools has passed its first committee hurdle. The House Education Policy Committee approved the bill Thursday night. The …

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    01 Mar 13
  • Deadline for filing claim in Cobell settlement

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The deadline for filing a claim to receive part of a $3.4 billion settlement over American Indian land royalties has arrived. In Minnesota, the settlement of the class-action lawsuit will …

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    01 Mar 13