Minnesota News
  • Minn. marriage amendment foes winning money race

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Opponents of Minnesota’s proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage may be winning the money race but supporters say they’re confident voters will approve it anyway. Minnesotans United for All Families, …

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    19 Jul 12
  • Employment strong in Minn. iron mining industry

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota’s mining industry has rebounded in the last year, generating its highest employment and wages in more than a decade. Figures from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development show …

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    19 Jul 12
  • St. Paul crime lab suspends drug tests

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – St. Paul’s police chief has suspended drug testing at the department’s crime lab following reports of shoddy procedures. The lab has lost its biggest customers, including the Minnesota State Patrol …

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    19 Jul 12
  • Dayton sorry for comparing NFL players to war vets

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s sorry he compared NFL players in trouble with the law to returning war veterans. The first-term Democrat apologized Thursday in a statement that said …

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    19 Jul 12
  • Rochester man pleads guilty to stabbing toddler

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) – A Rochester man has been sentenced to 27 years in prison after pleading guilty to stabbing a 2-year-old boy. Twenty-three-year-old Antonio Roebuck pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted murder for repeatedly stabbing …

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    17 Jul 12
  • 3 Minnesotans find needles in airline sandwiches

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Sandwiches served to three Minnesotans were among five found with needles on board Delta Air Lines flights. Jim Tonjes of Plymouth and Jack Drogt of St. Paul say they found sewing needles …

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    17 Jul 12
  • Historical Society returns artifacts to Bois Forte

    NETT LAKE, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Historical Society has returned thousands of archaeological artifacts to the Bois Forte (boys fort) Band of Chippewa. The collection includes stone tools, arrowheads, ceramics and copper artifacts which …

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    17 Jul 12
  • Children in murder-suicide in protective custody

    APPLE VALLEY, Minn. (AP) – Police say two young children are in protective custody after their father fatally shot their mother before killing himself in Apple Valley. Capt. Mike Marben says relatives of the woman …

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    16 Jul 12