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  • Firefighters douse hot spots from forest fire

    ELY, Minn. (AP) – Firefighters worked Friday to douse the hot spots left from a forest fire that came dangerously close to the popular tourist town of Ely in northeastern Minnesota. St. Louis County Sheriff’s …

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    18 May 12
  • Ex-priests oppose Minn. marriage amendment

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A group of 80 former Catholic priests has come out against a proposed Minnesota constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. John Estrem, a former rector at the Cathedral of St. Paul, said Thursday …

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    18 May 12
  • Minn. man targeted Mexican consulate

    By AMY FORLITI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A federal affidavit says a Minnesota man with suspected ties to white supremacist groups had plans to attack the Mexican consulate in St. Paul. The affidavit recently …

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    18 May 12
  • Winona, Minn. man missing in Mississippi River

    WINONA, Minn. (AP) – A Winona man is missing after he fell off a boat into the Mississippi River. Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand says two men were boating about 4 p.m. Thursday when one …

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    18 May 12
  • Minorities half of residents under 5 in 3 counties

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — While minorities make up 17 percent of Minnesota’s population, new U.S. Census Bureau estimates show they make up 30 percent of the state’s preschoolers. Educators are watching the demographic changes …

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    18 May 12
  • 370,000 utility customers getting a refund

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – About 370,000 CenterPoint Energy customers will get a small refund. The utility experimented with a tiered rate system that was designed to reward customers who used less natural gas. In some cases, …

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    18 May 12
  • Wis. county advertises with kayaks on Minn. taxis

    STURGEON BAY, Wis. (AP) – Tourism officials in Door County are using an unconventional advertising method to persuade Minnesota residents to go kayaking in Wisconsin. Officials have outfitted seven taxis in the Twin Cities area …

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    18 May 12
  • Lakeville father who abandoned son sentenced

    HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — A Lakeville father found guilty of child neglect for abandoning his son and leaving the state has been sentenced to two years of probation. A Dakota County judge also ordered 60-year-old …

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    17 May 12