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  • More teens using suicide hot line through texting

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – More teens are using a suicide prevention hot line in Minnesota now that they can text instead of talking with someone directly. With a $1.4 million federal grant, Carlton County is …

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    23 Jan 12
  • Minn. school districts focus on early education

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Some Twin Cities school districts are focusing on early education to close the achievement gap. The Anoka-Hennepin School Board considers a proposal Monday night to offer tuition-free full-day kindergarten in seven of …

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    23 Jan 12
  • OSHA cites Jennie-O Turkey Store

    BARRON, Wis. (AP) – The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has accused Jennie-O Turkey Store of 11 safety violations at its Barron plant in connection with an accident last July. An employee’s arm was …

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    23 Jan 12
  • Apellate court revives gay marriage lawsuit

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Court of Appeals has revived a lawsuit that challenged the state’s ban on gay marriage. The appellate court ruled Monday in a case brought by several same-sex couples against Hennepin …

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    23 Jan 12
  • Walz raises $210,000 for re-election fight

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Rep. Tim Walz says he raised almost $211,000 in the fourth quarter as he prepares to run for a fourth term representing southern Minnesota in Congress. Walz, a Democrat, reports a little …

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    23 Jan 12
  • Humbled Minn. Sen. Koch says no reelection bid

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – State Sen. Amy Koch (COKE) says she’s sticking with her decision not to seek reelection after engaging in a relationship with a subordinate, despite comments she made last week. Koch …

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    23 Jan 12
  • Minnesota cities, schools push for local power

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Local government officials are asking the Legislature to give them the flexibility to consolidate and streamline public services without state approval. The push comes after a series of forums in …

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    23 Jan 12
  • groundhog-day-winner

    Marian Paroutka of New Prague was the lucky winner of a Ground Hog at KCHK 1350 AM on Thursday February 2nd in celebration of Ground Hogs Day. Marian wasn’t quite sure what she would do …

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    20 Jan 12