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  • Minn. deer harvest declines in 2011

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources says Minnesota’s deer harvest declined 7 percent in 2011. The DNR cites lower deer populations and a windy first weekend of the firearms season. …

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    19 Jan 12
  • Some new, some familiar ideas top Minn. GOP agenda

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Republicans are striking some familiar themes for reshaping state government – and adding a few new ones to push in a legislative session that begins next week. Leaders of …

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    19 Jan 12
  • Sviggum insists new job vetted by U of Minn. brass

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – University of Minnesota Regent Steve Sviggum says he consulted with the board chairwoman and a school lawyer to go over conflict of interest rules before he accepted a high-paid position …

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    19 Jan 12
  • Lawsuit: Debt collector broke patient privacy laws

    Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson sued a debt collection agency on Thursday, saying it failed to protect the confidentiality of health care records for thousands of state residents and did not reveal the extent of its involvement in their health care.

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    19 Jan 12
  • Minn. unemployment rate continues to drop in Dec.

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota’s unemployment rate continued to move downward in December to a rate of 5.7 percent. State officials say it’s now lower than at any time since the September 2008 financial …

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    19 Jan 12
  • Universities test buying e-books in bulk

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Big Ten campuses in Wisconsin and Minnesota, along with four other major universities, will experiment with buying electronic textbooks in bulk. The universities will pool their buying power and negotiate discounted …

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    19 Jan 12
  • Pregnant girlfriend says she was prostituted

    HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) – A 19-year-old Burnsville man is charged with forcing his pregnant girlfriend into prostitution. The woman was arrested at a Burnsville motel by an undercover officer Jan. 11. She told investigators her …

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    19 Jan 12
  • Temperatures stay below zero in Minn, Wis

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Bitter cold settles into Minnesota and Wisconsin with temperatures expected to stay below zero Thursday in many regions. Some schools delayed classes 2 hours because of the bitter cold, including those in …

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    19 Jan 12