Minnesota News
  • 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
  • Man, 53, accused of videotaping kids at Minn. YMCA

    ANDOVER, Minn. (AP) — A 53-year-old Coon Rapids man is accused of videotaping and taking photographs of boys at a Twin Cities YMCA. Anoka County sheriff’s officials say a 12-year-old boy told his parents last …

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    05 Mar 13
  • Sex offender program under scrutiny

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A state task force head says a federal court considering a lawsuit challenging the Minnesota Sex Offender Program expects the state to address continuing concerns about its constitutionality. In an interview with …

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    05 Mar 13
  • Man snatches $2,500 puppy from Minn. pet store

    SHAKOPEE, Minn. (AP) — A puppy-snatching in Shakopee was caught on video surveillance. The pet store owner says a man carried the $2,500 male puppy like “a football” and fled with his getaway driver Monday. …

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    05 Mar 13
  • CAIR-MN calls on Waite Park to reject training

    WAITE PARK, Minn. (AP) — A Muslim rights group is calling on police in Waite Park to reject a training program about Somalis. The program “Understanding the People of Somalia” will be held Tuesday. According …

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    05 Mar 13
  • Minn.’s aging population poses budget challenges

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota is headed toward a significant milestone in which more of its residents are senior citizens than school-aged. State Demographer Susan Brower told a panel of top legislators on Monday …

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    05 Mar 13
  • Minn. budget chief faces backlash on Vikings bill

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s budget chief says he will likely wait until summer before deciding whether to activate so-called blink-on revenue options for the new Vikings football stadium. Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner …

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    05 Mar 13