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  • Sviggum insists new job vetted by U of Minn. brass

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – University of Minnesota Regent Steve Sviggum says he consulted with the board chairwoman and a school lawyer to go over conflict of interest rules before he accepted a high-paid position …

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    19 Jan 12
  • Lawsuit: Debt collector broke patient privacy laws

    Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson sued a debt collection agency on Thursday, saying it failed to protect the confidentiality of health care records for thousands of state residents and did not reveal the extent of its involvement in their health care.

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    19 Jan 12
  • Minn. unemployment rate continues to drop in Dec.

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota’s unemployment rate continued to move downward in December to a rate of 5.7 percent. State officials say it’s now lower than at any time since the September 2008 financial …

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    19 Jan 12
  • Universities test buying e-books in bulk

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Big Ten campuses in Wisconsin and Minnesota, along with four other major universities, will experiment with buying electronic textbooks in bulk. The universities will pool their buying power and negotiate discounted …

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    19 Jan 12
  • Pregnant girlfriend says she was prostituted

    HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) – A 19-year-old Burnsville man is charged with forcing his pregnant girlfriend into prostitution. The woman was arrested at a Burnsville motel by an undercover officer Jan. 11. She told investigators her …

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    19 Jan 12
  • Temperatures stay below zero in Minn, Wis

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Bitter cold settles into Minnesota and Wisconsin with temperatures expected to stay below zero Thursday in many regions. Some schools delayed classes 2 hours because of the bitter cold, including those in …

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    19 Jan 12
  • State will review pregnancy centers’ information

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A pro-abortion rights group says state-supported pregnancy centers in Minnesota are offering inaccurate information about the procedure and its health risks. NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota says it conducted its own undercover investigation by …

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    19 Jan 12
  • Suspect in Fargo-Moorhead robbery sentenced

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) – The last of three men charged in an armed robbery last February of a Fargo-Moorhead convenience store has been sentenced. The Forum newspaper reports that 24-year-old Anthony Collier of Chicago was …

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    19 Jan 12