Minnesota
  • Minn. traffic deaths in 2011 lowest since 1944

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Safety officials say Minnesota’s traffic deaths in 2011 were the state’s lowest annual death count since 1944. Officials on Wednesday released Minnesota’s final traffic crash report for 2011. It shows …

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    14 Jun 12
  • Gopher academics improve in 2010-11

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The University of Minnesota athletics department appears to be making improvements in the classroom. The school released its results in the latest NCAA academic progress report on Wednesday. The report includes data …

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    14 Jun 12
  • Boy, 13, pulled from Lake Superior dies

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – A teenager who was pulled from Lake Superior off the Duluth shore has died. The St. Louis County sheriff’s office says 13-year-old Jeffrey Watson Junior died about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday at …

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    13 Jun 12
  • Uncapped sewage line blamed for Freeborn explosion

    FREEBORN, Minn. (AP) – Fire officials say an uncapped sewage line was the cause of an explosion that injured a man last week near the southern Minnesota town of Freeborn. Fire Chief Steve Seipp (SIPE) …

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    13 Jun 12
  • Mother accused of leaving children in hot car

    BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) – A 21-year-old woman is facing criminal charges in Beltrami County after her four children were left in a sweltering car in a Target parking lot. A criminal complaint says Bianca Hazelrigg …

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    13 Jun 12
  • Officials ID missing boater on Lake Pepin

    BAY CITY, Wis. (AP) – The Pierce County sheriff’s office has released the name of the man missing after he fell from a boat into Lake Pepin. The man is identified as 38-year-old Troy Goehrs …

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    13 Jun 12
  • Voluntary use hurts Minn. drug monitor program

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Supporters of Minnesota’s two-year-old prescription drug monitoring program say it’s helped detect patients who might be addicted to pain medication, but they worry that not enough doctors are using the …

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    13 Jun 12
  • Pawlenty joins board of frac sand company

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has joined the board of directors of Smart Sand, a Pennsylvania company building a large silica sand plant in Wisconsin. Smart Sand’s 1,100-acre plant is …

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    13 Jun 12