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  • Xcel Energy seeks electric rate hike in Minnesota

      MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Xcel Energy Inc. is asking for a 9.8 percent electric rate hike in Minnesota that would be phased in over three years. The Minneapolis-based utility filed the rate case Monday. By …

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    03 Nov 15
  • Farmer corn trade lawsuits against Syngenta reach 2,000

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – About 2,000 farmers, grain handlers and corn exporters have filed lawsuits against Swiss biotechnology company Syngenta now that a federal judge has ruled their cases have merit and will move …

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    03 Nov 15
  • Investigators reveal little about fatal shooting

    HUTCHINSON, Minn. (AP) – Authorities haven’t said whether the man fatally shot in scuffle involving law enforcement in Hutchinson was armed. One of the officers who responded to a residence Sunday about 4 p.m. was …

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    03 Nov 15
  • Father accused of trying to kill children, himself

    LAKEVILLE, Minn. (AP) – Police say two young children are safe after their father attempted to kill them and himself in Lakeville. Authorities say a family member found the father and his sons, ages 2 …

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    29 Oct 15
  • Flags lowered for slain deputy, funeral Friday

      ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. and Minnesota state flags be flown at half-staff to honor a sheriff’s deputy killed in the line of duty. That executive order …

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    23 Oct 15
  • Ducks shot in Minnesota test negative for deadly bird flu

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Tests on more than 750 ducks shot by Minnesota hunters this fall have turned up no signs of the kind of bird flu that devastated the Midwest poultry industry earlier this year. …

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    23 Oct 15
  • Man charged with killing his grandmother in Farmington

    HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) – A Farmington man is charged with killing his 84-year-old grandmother last week. Dakota County prosecutors Monday charged 35-year-old Timothy Robert Steele with second-degree murder. Steele is accused of killing Agnes Marie …

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    20 Oct 15
  • DNR says ice anglers can expect Mille Lacs walleye fishing

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota outdoors officials are assuring anglers that there will be an ice fishing season for walleye on Mille Lacs Lake. The Department of Natural Resources decision announced Monday is expected …

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    20 Oct 15