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  • Photo credit: Scott County

    Scott County is taking advantage of an opportunity to purchase the first piece of land for a new regional park in the Blakely Bluffs. The Scott County Community Development Agency (CDA) has completed the purchase …

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    10 Feb 12
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    The Carver-Scott Educational Cooperative, in debt and on the brink of closing at least one Alternative Learning Center, may be in better shape than some member districts thought. The co-op consists of nine districts and …

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    10 Feb 12
  • Researchers: Internet bear’s cubs male, female

    ELY, Minn. (AP) – Researchers believe a 3-year-old bear in Minnesota gave birth to a male cub and a female cub before an Internet audience last month. Lynn Rogers of the Wildlife Research Institute, affiliated …

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    09 Feb 12
  • 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