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  • Voluntary use hurts Minn. drug monitor program

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Supporters of Minnesota’s two-year-old prescription drug monitoring program say it’s helped detect patients who might be addicted to pain medication, but they worry that not enough doctors are using the …

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    13 Jun 12
  • Pawlenty joins board of frac sand company

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has joined the board of directors of Smart Sand, a Pennsylvania company building a large silica sand plant in Wisconsin. Smart Sand’s 1,100-acre plant is …

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    13 Jun 12
  • Leaders hope new stadium will be boon to jobless

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings’ new stadium is expected to bring construction jobs to parts of Minneapolis hit hardest by poverty and unemployment. Civic leaders who backed the stadium tell Minnesota Public Radio   …

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    13 Jun 12
  • Tornado

    The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down south of Belle Plaine during Sunday night’s severe weather. The tornado was on the ground for about two miles, starting six miles south-southwest of Belle …

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    13 Jun 12
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    A 44-year-old Waterville man is facing multiple felony assault charges for an early morning bar fight that left another man with injuries to his face and jaw. Randy Hiller is charged with first degree assault, …

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    13 Jun 12
  • 5 arrested following standoff in Rochester

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) – Authorities say five men are in custody after a standoff in Rochester. Police were called to a robbery at a hotel about 5 p.m. Monday. Five men believed to have been …

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    12 Jun 12
  • Girl pulled from Cedar Lake in Minneapolis dies

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A teenage girl has died after being pulled from Cedar Lake in Minneapolis. The Hennepin County sheriff’s office said Monday it has learned the 16-year-old girl has died. The girl, from Minneapolis, …

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    12 Jun 12
  • FEC sues ex-Sen. Craig over use of campaign cash

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Former U.S. Sen. Larry Craig is being sued by federal election regulators who say he misused some $217,000 in campaign funds for his legal defense after a 2007 Minnesota airport bathroom …

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    12 Jun 12