Minnesota News
  • Minn. health care exchange heads for final votes

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota House is preparing for what could be its final vote on a bill creating an health insurance exchange, but the debate could steer into abortion politics. A House-Senate …

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    15 Mar 13
  • Minn. flu death toll rises to 176

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota’s death toll from influenza this season has climbed to 176. The Minnesota Department of Health said Thursday seven more influenza-related deaths were confirmed last week. Minnesota Public Radio News …

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    15 Mar 13
  • Dayton wants tax hike on wealthy for schools

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Gov. Mark Dayton is asking Minnesota’s wealthiest citizens to pay more than a billion dollars in new income taxes in order to boost state funding for schools and colleges by …

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    15 Mar 13
  • Some investors pull out of frack sand project

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Some investors have pulled out of a major frack sand project proposed for Winona County of southeastern Minnesota after losing a critical vote. Rick Frick is one of two remaining principals in …

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    15 Mar 13
  • Bills reach 1st cut line in Minn. Legislature

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Deadline day has arrived in the Minnesota Legislature.   Lawmakers have been cramming in committee hearings all week to hear as many proposals as possible. Bills that don’t receive a …

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    15 Mar 13
  • Brooklyn Park officer accused of excessive force

    BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (AP) – A drunken driving suspect who suffered head injuries in a police station holding room has filed a federal lawsuit against the Brooklyn Park officer who arrested him. Amos Togbeson Jr. …

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    14 Mar 13
  • Pipe bomb found in foreclosed home

    BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) – A Brainerd man is facing felony charges after a pipe bomb was discovered in a foreclosed home during a search of the residence. A utility company asked authorities to check the …

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    14 Mar 13
  • Former Senate aide pleads guilty to DUI

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Former Minnesota Senate aide Michael Brodkorb has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor drunken driving in a January interstate crash that left him seriously injured. Brodkorb was sentenced to 1 year of probation Wednesday …

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    14 Mar 13