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  • Neighbors help rescue family from Minn. fire

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A St. Paul family is OK after neighbors helped rescue them from a suspected arson at their duplex. Authorities say a woman living downstairs went outside to investigate a noise …

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    09 Feb 12
  • Former Minn. school bookkeeper sentenced in theft

    FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) – A former business manager for a rural western Minnesota school district has been sentenced for stealing about $300,000 from the district. Forty-four-year-old Liane Claassen of Chokio was sentenced Thursday in …

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    09 Feb 12
  • House restricts union dues from child care subsidy

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota House has passed a bill that prohibits unions from automatically deducting dues from state subsidy payments to child care providers, if they are ever allowed to unionize. The …

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    09 Feb 12
  • ‘Man in Black’ pleads not guilty to bank robberies

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Minneapolis man who authorities say is responsible for a string of bank robberies in Minnesota has pleaded not guilty to 13 counts of armed bank robbery. Forty-nine-year-old Mark Wetsch entered his …

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    09 Feb 12
  • Hennepin Co. sheriff bars cars, trucks from lakes

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – After a rash of vehicles going into the water, the Hennepin County sheriff’s office is banning cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles from all frozen lakes in the county. Sheriff’s officials say …

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    09 Feb 12
  • The Vikings in Duluth? State senator makes offer

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Duluth Vikings? That’s the vision of a Duluth state senator who says his city would be ideal for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium. Actually, Sen. Roger Reinert (RHINE’-ert) says …

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    09 Feb 12
  • Convicted auto king moved to Wisconsin prison

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – Convicted auto dealer Denny Hecker has been moved to a higher-security prison in Wisconsin. Hecker had been serving his 10-year sentence for fraud at a minimum-security federal prison in Duluth. Hecker’s …

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    09 Feb 12
  • 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