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Wintry Weather Headed to Central MN

Wintry Weather Headed to Central MN

Mar 8, 2013 at 2:02 pm

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - Stearns and Benton Counties are part of a Winter Storm Warning, issued by the National Weather Service. Read More...

Man Charged with Woman's Murder

Man Charged with Woman's Murder

Mar 8, 2013 at 12:12 pm

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A 23-year-old man previously suspected in three attacks on women in Georgia has been charged with murder in the death of a Minnesota woman. Read More...

Governor Not Planning to Broaden Sales Tax

Governor Not Planning to Broaden Sales Tax

Mar 8, 2013 at 10:10 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he's `99.8 percent certain' he'll abandon a bid to broaden the state sales tax to service transactions, a key revenue element of his proposed budget but also one that provoked protest from the business community. Read More...

Suspected murder victim told of marital strife

Suspected murder victim told of marital strife

Mar 8, 2013 at 10:10 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ A search warrant affidavit says a St. Paul woman who police believe was killed by her husband told her mother she was thinking about leaving her spouse. Read More...

Thinning ice warning on Lake Superior

Thinning ice warning on Lake Superior

Mar 8, 2013 at 10:10 am

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) _ The U.S. Coast Guard is warning ice anglers and others that changing winds and warming temperatures have caused shifting and thinning ice on Lake Superior, the Duluth-Superior harbor and connecting rivers. Read More...

Graves to manage Mille Lacs Band hotels

Graves to manage Mille Lacs Band hotels

Mar 8, 2013 at 9:09 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe is buying two big hotels in St. Paul and the management group founded by St. Cloud businessman and former congressional candidate has agreed to operate the new purchases. Read More...

Deal ensures forest access

Deal ensures forest access

Mar 8, 2013 at 9:09 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ The state has reached a deal with a Duluth company to preserve public access to nearly 11,000 acres of forest in Lake County in northeastern Minnesota. Read More...

Minnesota Senate approves health care marketplace bill

Minnesota Senate approves health care marketplace bill

Mar 8, 2013 at 9:09 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ The Minnesota Senate has approved a bill to create the state's health insurance exchange. Read More...

Flood risk in parts of Minnesota increases to normal

Flood risk in parts of Minnesota increases to normal

Mar 8, 2013 at 9:09 am

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) _ Recent snowfall has increased the risk of flooding to normal on parts of the Upper Minnesota and Mississippi River basins. Read More...

O'Mara pleads non contest in boyfriend death

O'Mara pleads non contest in boyfriend death

Mar 8, 2013 at 9:09 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) _ A Minnesota woman sentenced to life in prison for killing her ex-husband has pleaded no contest to charges she killed her boyfriend in Wisconsin. Read More...

Lawmakers OK 4 to U of Minn. Board of Regents

Lawmakers OK 4 to U of Minn. Board of Regents

Mar 8, 2013 at 9:09 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ The state Legislature has named four people to the University of Minnesota Board of Regents, including two incumbents. Read More...

Four More Die of Flu

Four More Die of Flu

Mar 7, 2013 at 5:05 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota has confirmed four more flu deaths. Read More...

MPCA Issues Pollution Warning

MPCA Issues Pollution Warning

Mar 7, 2013 at 3:03 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Pollution Control Agency has issued an air pollution health advisory for the southern two-thirds of Minnesota, including the Twin Cities area. Read More...

Gay Marriage Bill Moving Forward in House

Gay Marriage Bill Moving Forward in House

Mar 7, 2013 at 1:01 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The bill to legalize gay marriage in Minnesota has enough votes to clear its first hurdle in the House, even as gay marriage opponents are gathering at the Capitol trying to slow its progress. Read More...

Gunderson's Blood Alcohol Level at 0.26 When Arrested

Gunderson's Blood Alcohol Level at 0.26 When Arrested

Mar 7, 2013 at 12:12 pm

SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. (KNSI) - The Minnesota State Patrol says mayor Brad Gunderson's blood alcohol level was 0.26 when he was arrested in February. Read More...

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