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  • 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
  • Locked-out American Crystal workers face choice

    MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) – Some locked out American Crystal Sugar Company workers are ready to take the deal, imperfect as it may be. But others say they’d rather walk away than concede defeat with nothing …

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    18 Jun 12