Minnesota News
  • Being suitable lifts Pawlenty stock in veep hunt

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – As a presidential hopeful, Tim Pawlenty won respect, if not support, among GOP insiders, social conservatives and the tea party movement. Almost a year after he abandoned his White House …

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    12 Jul 12
  • 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