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  • Minnesota inmates can now receive email

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota’s prison system has finally moved into the electronic age with inmate email – at least partially. Beginning Monday, inmates in the state’s 10 prisons can receive messages from family …

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    03 Jul 12
  • Charges expected in fatal shooting of 5-year-old

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Charges could be filed Monday against two juveniles arrested in a shooting in Minneapolis that killed a 5-year-old boy. Nizzel George was sleeping on a couch at his grandmother’s house in north …

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    02 Jul 12
  • 1 person killed in Minnestrista accident

    MINNETRISTA, Minn. (AP) – Fire officials say one person died when a retaining wall collapsed and a boat fell on top of the victim in Minnetrista. WCCO-TV (http://cbsloc.al/QR8Fzd ) says the accident happened about 8:30 …

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    02 Jul 12
  • Winona mayor wants new bridge over Mississippi

    WINONA, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Department of Transportation is making plans to improve the Mississippi River bridge in Winona. But, the mayor says that’s not good enough. Mayor Jerry Miller says the community also …

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    02 Jul 12
  • Midwest business conditions index falls in June

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A nine-state Midwest and Plains economic survey index fell for the second straight month in June. A survey report released Monday for the Mid-America Business Conditions Index says it dropped to …

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    02 Jul 12
  • SUV driver killed after crashing into house

    BLAINE, Minn. (AP) – The driver of an SUV was killed early Friday after crashing his vehicle into a house in Blaine. Police say they got a call shortly before 3 a.m. about a suspicious …

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    29 Jun 12
  • Charges in 2000 fatal stabbing in St. Louis County

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – A man accused of sexually assaulting and fatally stabbing a woman in St. Louis County 12 years ago has been formally charged. A criminal complaint says 41-year-old Joseph Couture assaulted and …

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    29 Jun 12
  • Mud, sand from floods spreading into Lake Superior

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – Sand, mud and gravel from last week’s torrential rains in northeastern Minnesota are spreading into western Lake Superior. The lake’s chocolate brown tint is visible in satellite photos from space. Boaters …

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    29 Jun 12