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  • Spirit Airlines launches service from Twin Cities

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Spirit Airlines said Wednesday it will begin service from the Twin Cities to Chicago and Las Vegas in May. Metropolitan Airports Commission chairman Dan Boivin says Spirit’s low fare business model will …

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    29 Feb 12
  • Dayton: Bill changing teacher layoffs is premature

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Gov. Mark Dayton is suggesting he will veto a bill that would let schools lay off teachers by factors other than seniority alone. The legislation would let districts consider teacher …

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    29 Feb 12
  • Third-grader disciplined over pop gun

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) – School officials in Rochester say a third-grade student has been disciplined for threatening another student with a fake gun. Letters were sent to parents of students at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School …

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    29 Feb 12
  • Storm warning in effect for much of Minnesota

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – The University of Minnesota Duluth and the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College are among the dozens of schools that closed Wednesday as a late winter storm made travel difficult. …

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    29 Feb 12
  • Nearly 2 dozen rail cars derail in SW Minnesota

    BREWSTER, Minn. (AP) – Crews are cleaning up after 23 cars of a Union Pacific freight train derailed near Brewster in southwestern Minnesota. Union Pacific says the cars were part of a 118-car train traveling from St. Paul …

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    29 Feb 12
  • Minn., Wis. working on tax reciprocity deal

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Revenue officials from Minnesota and Wisconsin say they hope to finalize an agreement on tax reciprocity that will allow residents who live in one state and work in the other …

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    29 Feb 12
  • Jury convicts 2 in $50M bank fraud conspiracy

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Two people have been convicted for their roles in a $50 million bank fraud conspiracy that spanned several states. A federal jury found 43-year-old Julian Okeayaninneh, of Colton, Calif., and 35-year-old Olugbenga …

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    29 Feb 12
  • handcuffs

    Three Montgomery residents are facing felony charges after allegedly playing hot potato with a stolen gun. Jason Timothy Birdsell has been charged with felony theft of a weapon, while January Ann Vold and Josh Dale …

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    28 Feb 12