Minnesota
  • 2012 Minn. State Fair poster unveiled

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The 2012 Minnesota State Fair’s commemorative poster features a red rooster as its centerpiece. Fair officials unveiled the poster Wednesday.  Artist Joe Heffron’s work in colored pencil features a rooster surrounded …

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    07 Jun 12
  • Man who went snorkeling found dead in Minn. lake

    WALKER, Minn. (AP) – Authorities have recovered the body of a 55-year-old Walker man who apparently drowned while snorkeling in a northern Minnesota lake. Cass County sheriff’s officials got a call around 9 p.m. Tuesday …

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    07 Jun 12
  • Minn. felon pleads guilty to weapons charge

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota man with suspected ties to white supremacist groups has pleaded guilty to a weapons charge. Thirty-one-year-old Samuel J. Johnson of Austin, Minnesota pleaded guilty Wednesday to being a …

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    07 Jun 12
  • State dismisses UMinn grad assistants’ claim

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The state has rejected a claim by graduate assistants at the University of Minnesota who claimed the school interfered with their attempts to unionize. The grad assistants and the United …

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    07 Jun 12
  • Officials launch Minn. motorcycle safety campaign

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A spike in Minnesota motorcycle deaths is prompting safety officials to urge motorcycle riders and other drivers to share the road. The Department of Public Safety said Wednesday that 13 motorcycle riders …

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    07 Jun 12
  • Crop of former Minn. lawmakers try for comeback

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Twenty former lawmakers are trying to get back to the Minnesota Legislature. Minnesota Public Radio News reports that a pivotal election this November is prompting mainly former Democratic legislators to …

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    07 Jun 12
  • Lake creature’ pops up in Mpls park

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Don’t be alarmed if you see a lake creature bobbing in Wirth Lake in Minneapolis this summer. It’s only a whimsical sculpture that looks like a dinosaur. Minne the Lake Creature is …

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    07 Jun 12
  • 1 killed in school bus crash

    ROSEVILLE, Minn. (AP) – Police say one person is dead following a collision between a school bus and SUV in Roseville Wednesday morning. Authorities say no children were on the bus when it crashed on …

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    06 Jun 12