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  • Education waiver gives Minnesota flexibility

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota school officials say the waiver President Barack Obama is giving them from the strict requirements of the No Child Left Behind education law will give them the flexibility and resources they …

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    09 Feb 12
  • Dry conditions in Minnesota raise spring fire risk

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Department of Natural Resources and fire officials are concerned about extremely dry conditions in Minnesota as spring approaches. The DNR is requiring permits for open burning in all but …

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    09 Feb 12
  • Deadly force gun bill passes again to full Senate

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A bill expanding the situations where citizens can use deadly force in their home is headed for a vote by the full Minnesota Senate. The state House passed the gun …

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    09 Feb 12
  • Report finds $50M gap in Minneapolis Vikings plan

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – An analysis prepared for Minneapolis officials finds the city is nearly 20 percent short of funds for a financial pledge by city leaders to a new Vikings stadium. Minnesota Public …

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    09 Feb 12
  • Minn. gets $280M in national mortgage settlement

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – State officials say Minnesota mortgage borrowers will be eligible for a total of $280 million from a national settlement between states and the country’s biggest mortgage lenders. Minnesota Attorney General …

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    09 Feb 12
  • Fort Snelling squad can keep its rifles

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota Congressman John Kline says the U.S. Army has reversed a decision and will allow the Fort Snelling honor guard to keep the ceremonial rifles it uses for military burials. The Army …

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    09 Feb 12
  • Calpine drops plans to sell natural gas plant

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) – Calpine Corp., a major U.S. energy company, is abandoning plans to sell its natural gas plant in Mankato. The company says auction bids for the $250 million plant, built in 2006, …

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    09 Feb 12
  • DNR says it meets 150-day permit issuing goal

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Department of Natural Resources says it’s meeting a new 150-day target for approving or rejecting permit applications 99.6 percent of the time. The 150-day benchmark was set by Gov. …

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    09 Feb 12