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Cravaack sets town-hall meeting in Duluth

Cravaack sets town-hall meeting in Duluth

Aug 24, 2011 at 9:09 am

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack has scheduled an open town-hall meeting Wednesday at the Duluth airport. Read More...

Popular DNR fish pond at State Fair to be stocked

Popular DNR fish pond at State Fair to be stocked

Aug 24, 2011 at 8:08 am

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) - Something fishy is going on as preparations gear up for Thursday's opening of the 2011 Minnesota State Fair. Read More...

Dayton launches jobs tour in Fergus Falls

Dayton launches jobs tour in Fergus Falls

Aug 24, 2011 at 8:08 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton begins a statewide jobs tour in Fergus Falls on Wednesday. Read More...

Minnesota lawmakers announce back-pay cuts, donations

Minnesota lawmakers announce back-pay cuts, donations

Aug 24, 2011 at 12:12 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - One of the 18 Minnesota House members who got full retroactive pay after the state's government shutdown is now planning to take a cut in a future paycheck, while two others say they already donated the money without publicizing their charity. Read More...

18 Minnesota lawmakers got shutdown pay retroactively

18 Minnesota lawmakers got shutdown pay retroactively

Aug 22, 2011 at 11:11 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Eighteen Minnesota House members who declined paychecks during last month's state government shutdown went back for the money. Read More...

E-Verify immigration policy back in play

E-Verify immigration policy back in play

Aug 22, 2011 at 11:11 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A policy that requires big state contractors to check new employees' immigration status is back in play. Read More...

Little-known GOPer joins race against Klobuchar

Little-known GOPer joins race against Klobuchar

Aug 22, 2011 at 9:09 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A Republican who's not well known in state political circles is joining the race to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Read More...

Minnesota GOP desperately seeking strong Klobuchar foe

Minnesota GOP desperately seeking strong Klobuchar foe

Aug 22, 2011 at 7:07 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Republican field of potential candidates to challenge U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar next year is more notable for who's not running than who is. Read More...

Iran sentences Bauer, Fattal to 8 years in jail

Iran sentences Bauer, Fattal to 8 years in jail

Aug 20, 2011 at 9:09 am

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Two American men already held for two years in Tehran have been sentenced to 8 years each in prison on charges of espionage and illegal entry into Iran, state TV reported Saturday. Read More...

Feds: St. Cloud man stole veterans benefit checks sent to dead mother

Feds: St. Cloud man stole veterans benefit checks sent to dead mother

Aug 19, 2011 at 10:10 am

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (KNSI) - A St. Cloud man could spend the next decade behind bars following his indictment on federal charges for allegedly stealing veterans benefit checks for four years sent to his deceased mother, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Read More...

State fair employers have plenty of takers

State fair employers have plenty of takers

Aug 19, 2011 at 10:10 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota State Fair employers say they're seeing the effects of a tough economy. Job applications far exceed the number of employment opportunities Read More...

Minnesota GOP to pay $170K over federal reporting issues

Minnesota GOP to pay $170K over federal reporting issues

Aug 19, 2011 at 10:10 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota GOP has agreed to pay a $170,000 fine to settle a series of federal campaign finance reporting violations. Read More...

Twins hold season ticket prices for next season

Twins hold season ticket prices for next season

Aug 19, 2011 at 9:09 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Twinshave announced their season ticket prices for 2012, and they will not change from the prices charged this season. Read More...

Survey: Economy may be slowing in Midwest, Plains

Survey: Economy may be slowing in Midwest, Plains

Aug 19, 2011 at 9:09 am

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A Creighton University surveyof bankers suggests the economy in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states is slowing down as concerns about the country's financial health grow. Read More...

Shutdown over, Dayton to 'do what I can' on jobs

Shutdown over, Dayton to 'do what I can' on jobs

Aug 19, 2011 at 9:09 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton starts a statewide jobs tour next week hoping to build a legacy as a jobs governor, with last month's government shutdown behind him. Read More...

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