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  • Minnesotans to get emergency alerts on cellphones

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Severe weather and other emergency alerts are coming soon to Minnesotans’ smartphones and cellphones. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says it will be ready to send imminent threat alerts …

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    19 Jun 12
  • Storms, high wind leave 72,000 without power in MN

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – It’ll be a steamy day ahead for some Minnesotans, especially those who lack power and air conditioning. Xcel Energy says 72,000 customers lost electricity in strong storms overnight. About 60,000 Twin Cities …

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    19 Jun 12
  • SD, MN communities recover from strong storm

    BIG STONE LAKE, S.D. (AP) – Residents in the Big Stone Lake area are cleaning up and beginning repairs after a weekend storm that brought straight-line winds and at least one tornado. KELO-TV reports that …

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    19 Jun 12
  • Rains boost topsoil moisture across Minnesota

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Widespread rains gave a boost to topsoil moisture across Minnesota last week, but crop conditions remained relatively unchanged. One reporting station had rain totaling more than 9 inches, according to …

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    19 Jun 12
  • Minneapolis police sergeant jailed after bar fight

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A Minneapolis police sergeant is jailed after a fight at a bar. Sgt. David Clifford was booked into Anoka County Jail on Sunday, after a fight with a Ramsey man …

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    18 Jun 12
  • Laundry room fire causes flooding that saves home

    MOTLEY, Minn. (AP) – A rural home near Motley should have been fully engulfed by the time firefighters arrived. It wasn’t. The Brainerd Dispatch reports that’s because the fire caused flooding that saved the house. …

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    18 Jun 12
  • Body found near Orwell Lake, foul play suspected

    FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) – The Otter Tail County sheriff’s department officials say they suspect foul play in the death of a man whose body was found near Orwell Lake. KBRF-AM reports (http://bit.ly/r11BGJ) although the …

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    18 Jun 12
  • Minnesota puzzled by rise in motorcycle fatalities

    FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) – State officials and motorcycle enthusiasts are puzzled by an alarming rise in fatalities. The Department of Public Safety counted 17 motorcycle deaths in Minnesota by Saturday. There were only 10 …

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    18 Jun 12