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County Eliminates Fee for Jail Alternative Workers

County Eliminates Fee for Jail Alternative Workers

Jul 11, 2012 at 7:07 am

ST. CLOUD, MN (KNSI) - The Stearns County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to eliminate the $100 fee charged to worksites that use Sentencing to Service (STS) crews. That fee will be eliminated through 2013, leaving it open for discussion in another year. Read More...

Dayton affirms plans for health insurance exchange

Dayton affirms plans for health insurance exchange

Jul 11, 2012 at 7:07 am

ST. PAUL, MN (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton has reiterated his intention to continue developing a health insurance exchange for Minnesota. Read More...

Ex-Connecticut Latex CEO gets prison for embezzlement

Ex-Connecticut Latex CEO gets prison for embezzlement

Jul 11, 2012 at 6:06 am

BRIDGEPORT, CT (AP) — A former chief executive of Connecticut mattress manufacturer Latex International who embezzled about $1.7 million has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison. Read More...

Death of man found in NW MN lake ruled as drowning

Death of man found in NW MN lake ruled as drowning

Jul 11, 2012 at 6:06 am

BAGLEY, MN (AP) — Authorities have ruled the death of a man found Sunday in Lake Lemond in the northwestern Minnesota town of Bagley as a drowning. Read More...

Minnesota pilot injured in Wisconsin light-plane crash

Minnesota pilot injured in Wisconsin light-plane crash

Jul 11, 2012 at 6:06 am

SOUTH WAYNE, WI (AP) — A Minnesota pilot was injured when his single-engine plane lost power and crashed in southern Wisconsin. Read More...

Governor's Letter to Verso Urges Cooperation with State

Governor's Letter to Verso Urges Cooperation with State

Jul 10, 2012 at 9:09 am

ST. PAUL, MN (KNSI) - A newly-released letter from Governor Mark Dayton to Verso Paper CEO David Paterson encourages Verso to work with the head of Minnesota's economic development agency to discuss possible state aid in response to a Memorial Day explosion and fire at the company's Sartell mill. Read More...

State Tightens EBT Eligible Purchase Restrictions

State Tightens EBT Eligible Purchase Restrictions

Jul 10, 2012 at 8:08 am

ST. PAUL, MN (KNSI) - With the turn of the calendar to July, Minnesotans trying to use their Electronic Benefit Transfer cards to pay for alcohol or cigarettes will face tough penalties and eventually could even lose their access to benefits all together. Read More...

Rural Activists Unhappy with Farm Bill

Rural Activists Unhappy with Farm Bill

Jul 10, 2012 at 8:08 am

ST. PAUL, MN (KNSI) - Concerns are being raised on a number of fronts as the U.S. House Agriculture Committee begins deliberations on its version of the national Farm Bill this week, including fears that the bill lacks needed funding for rural development. Read More...

After heat, 77 percent of corn good to excellent

After heat, 77 percent of corn good to excellent

Jul 10, 2012 at 8:08 am

ST. PAUL, MN (AP) - Minnesota crops continued to progress ahead of the average, even with record-setting temperatures last week. Read More...

Flood damage costs rise in Carlton County

Flood damage costs rise in Carlton County

Jul 10, 2012 at 8:08 am

CARLTON, MN (AP) — Assessors continue to tally the cost of damaging floods in northeastern Minnesota. Read More...

Minnesota first in providing medical care

Minnesota first in providing medical care

Jul 10, 2012 at 8:08 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal analysis ranking states on how they're delivering health care puts Minnesota at the top. Read More...

New Commercial Buildings Headed to Sartell

New Commercial Buildings Headed to Sartell

Jul 10, 2012 at 8:08 am

SARTELL, MN (KNSI) – Two new building projects, with the potential for up to 12 storefronts, were approved last night by the Sartell City Council. Read More...

Name of victim in Lake Shetek accident released

Name of victim in Lake Shetek accident released

Jul 10, 2012 at 8:08 am

LAKE SHETEK, MN (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a man killed in a boating accident on a southwestern Minnesota lake. Read More...

ND creamery recalls peppermint bon bon ice cream

ND creamery recalls peppermint bon bon ice cream

Jul 10, 2012 at 7:07 am

ST. PAUL, MN (AP) - The Cass-Clay Creamery of Fargo, N.D., is voluntarily recalling some brands of peppermint bon bon-flavored ice cream because they may contain eggs that aren't listed on the label. Read More...

Missouri man charged in fatal Minnesota crash

Missouri man charged in fatal Minnesota crash

Jul 10, 2012 at 7:07 am

HASTINGS, MN (AP) - A 22-year-old Missouri man is charged with a misdemeanor count of careless driving in a construction site crash that killed two electricians. Read More...

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