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  • 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
  • Mom: Doctors expect girl hockey player to recover

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The mother of a Minnesota girl’s hockey player paralyzed in an on-ice accident says doctors expect a full recovery. Jenna Privette remains paralyzed from the waist down following last month’s …

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    09 Feb 12