Minnesota
  • 14 MNsure managers receive bonuses

      ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – State officials say 14 people who managed the troubled MNsure online health insurance exchange were paid bonuses of more than $26,000 just after its launch. Software problems plagued the …

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    30 Jan 14
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    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Sen. Amy Klobuchar says the crafting of a compromise five-year farm bill is a critical step toward providing support and certainty for Minnesota farmers. The Minnesota Democrat was on the conference committee …

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    29 Jan 14
  • Minn. DNR Fewer wolves shot for predator control

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota wildlife managers say fewer wolves are being shot or trapped for predator control. Department of Natural Resources wolf specialist Dan Stark told a legislative hearing Tuesday the number of …

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    29 Jan 14
  • Xcel asks some customers to cut natural gas usage

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Xcel Energy is asking customers in North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin to reduce their natural gas usage because of a pipeline rupture in Canada. The Minneapolis-based company is asking residential customers …

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    27 Jan 14
  • Propane prices a concern for some in Minn.

      MANKATO, Minn. (AP) – Rising propane prices are worrying many rural Minnesota residents who count on the fuel to heat their homes amid a bitterly cold winter. KTOE News in Mankato reports Monday that …

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    27 Jan 14
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      MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Bitterly cold weather has closed Minnesota’s three largest school districts, along with dozens of others. Anoka-Hennepin, Minneapolis and St. Paul schools are closed Thursday as administrators expressed concern over keeping students …

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    23 Jan 14
  • Target grapples with security breach fallout.2

      MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Target Corp. hasn’t said publicly where the loss of nearly 500 jobs will fall. The giant retailer, based in Minneapolis, says it’s terminating 475 employees worldwide. And over the last …

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    23 Jan 14
  • Minn. Supreme Court dismisses Vikings stadium suit

      ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota’s Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the funding plan for a new Vikings football stadium. The decision Tuesday clears a late obstacle that threatened to hold up …

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    22 Jan 14