Minnesota News
  • 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
  • Minn. House passes health exchange proposal

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota House has passed a bill establishing Minnesota’s health insurance exchange, with its sponsor calling it the most substantial changes to state healthcare policy in 50 years. The House …

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    05 Mar 13
  • Teen killed, passenger injured in crash with bus

    ADAMS, Minn. (AP) — A 16-year-old girl has died of injuries suffered when her car collided with a school bus in southern Minnesota. A passenger in the car was severely injured in the crash Wednesday …

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    04 Mar 13
  • 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