Minnesota News
  • Sartell paper mill offline for repair before blaze

    SARTELL, Minn. (AP) – A Sartell paper mill that was badly damaged in a Memorial Day explosion and fire had been shut down to repair a leaking water pipe shortly before the blaze. The St. …

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    12 Jul 12
  • Flood-Relief Special Session Planned For Late August

    (St. Paul, MN)  –  Governor Dayton and legislative leaders say they plan to hold a special session in late August to approve state assistance for storm- and flood-stricken areas of Minnesota.  The governor says, quote, …

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    12 Jul 12
  • Minn. Zoo may choose rays to replace dolphins

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Zoo may use schools of fish and stingrays to replace its dolphins. The zoo is deciding how far $4 million in state bonding money will go in renovating …

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    12 Jul 12
  • Nighttime boating crash is fatal on Lake Shetek

    LAKE SHETEK, Minn. (AP) – Sheriff’s officials say a boating crash on a lake in southwestern Minnesota is fatal, but they are providing few details about what happened. The Marshall Independent reports one boater died …

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    10 Jul 12
  • Homeowner survives explosion that destroys house

    VERGAS, Minn. (AP) – A homeowner has survived an explosion that destroyed his house in Otter Tail County. The sheriff’s department said Tuesday Vergas firefighters responded to the property Monday afternoon and found the 67-year-old …

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    10 Jul 12
  • Woman pleads guilty to violating restraining order

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A former Regions Hospital employee has pleaded guilty to violating an order to stop harassing a physician. Thirty-nine-year-old Saida Hasanova, of Bloomington, is scheduled to be sentenced in Ramsey County …

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    10 Jul 12
  • Flood damage costs rise in Carlton County

    CARLTON, Minn. (AP) – Assessors continue to tally the cost of damaging floods in northeastern Minnesota. In Carlton County alone, the estimated damage to public and private property has passed $135 million. WDIO-TV reports public …

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    10 Jul 12
  • Georgia’s Duluth aims to help Minnesota’s Duluth

    DULUTH, Ga. (AP) – Residents in the Atlanta suburb of Duluth are collecting work gloves to aid flood recovery efforts in their sister city by the same name 1,200 miles away in Minnesota. The Gwinnett …

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    10 Jul 12