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  • Percentage of teachers taking leave on rise

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – In recent years, more and more teachers in Minnesota have taken medical leave. While there are many factors for this, some educators in the St. Paul district tell the Pioneer …

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    04 Jun 12
  • Rain in May creates washed out Minnesota trails

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is warning hikers and mountain bikers that heavy rain during the month of May has washed out some trails. Boaters are also being warned that the …

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    04 Jun 12
  • Kitten thief

    SHAKOPEE, Minn. (AP) – Shakopee police are trying to track down a kitten thief. The woman took 8-week-old Persian kitten Saturday night from a Petland in Shakopee. The store captured the theft on two cameras. …

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    04 Jun 12
  • SAMSUNG

    A reported vehicle fire on 35 South near 185th street/ County Road 60 involving a Lakeville Sanitation Incorporated garbage truck. The Lakeville Fire Department was on site and assisted by the State Highway Patrol. Crews …

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    30 May 12
  • Shakopee volleyball player admits to heroin addiction, theft

    A Shakopee High School athlete is accused of stealing her family‚Äôs jewelry and pawning it to support a drug addiction. Rachel Rhinesmith, a volleyball player for the Sabers, was arrested April 29 at her home …

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    24 May 12
  • Heavy rain, mudslide slows Twin Cities commute

    NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota transportation officials are anticipating additional road closures Thursday as heavy thunderstorms redevelop in parts of the state. Standing water closed sections of some highways and interstates in the Twin …

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    24 May 12
  • High winds trash cars at Minn. dealership

    NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) – A burst of strong winds has damaged dozens of vehicles at a south-central Minnesota car dealership. Winds and heavy rain ripped through Kohls-Weelborg Chevrolet in New Ulm around 4:30 p.m. …

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    24 May 12
  • Settlement reached in 2009 train crash

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) – Union Pacific Railroad and the family of a man killed in a Blue Earth County train crash have reached a legal settlement. Attorneys say Union Pacific has agreed to pay $650,000 …

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    24 May 12