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GOP to pick Minnesota Senate leader by month's end

GOP to pick Minnesota Senate leader by month's end

Dec 16, 2011 at 9:09 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Senate Republicans plan to pick a new majority leader by the end of December after their chief stepped down unexpectedly. Read More...

Ramsey leaders propose food, beverage stadium tax

Ramsey leaders propose food, beverage stadium tax

Dec 16, 2011 at 9:09 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Two Ramsey County commissioners want a 3 percent countywide food and beverage tax to help pay for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium in Arden Hills. Read More...

Man accused of assaulting MnDOT plow driver

Man accused of assaulting MnDOT plow driver

Dec 16, 2011 at 9:09 am

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) - A Minneapolis man is in the Otter Tail County Jail after allegedly attacking a MnDOT snowplow driver who was trying to help him. Read More...

Minnesota mom gets 15 days for allegedly punching girl

Minnesota mom gets 15 days for allegedly punching girl

Dec 16, 2011 at 9:09 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A South St. Paul woman convicted of punching her 8-year-old daughter at school has been sentenced to 15 days in jail. Read More...

Minnesota unemployment rate dips again to 5.9 percent

Minnesota unemployment rate dips again to 5.9 percent

Dec 16, 2011 at 9:09 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota's unemployment rate has taken another big drop, falling to 5.9 percent for November. Read More...

GOP Sen. Amy Koch leaving leadership post, won't seek re-election

GOP Sen. Amy Koch leaving leadership post, won't seek re-election

Dec 15, 2011 at 5:05 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State Sen. Amy Koch says she is stepping down as Senate majority leader and won't seek reelection next year. Read More...

St. Cloud woman to chase Salvation Army bell-ringing world record

St. Cloud woman to chase Salvation Army bell-ringing world record

Dec 15, 2011 at 8:08 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - A St. Cloud woman begins her pursuit Thursday morning to make the St. CLoud area the center of the Salvation Army bell-ringing universe. Read More...

Kissing prank goes awry at Minnesota high school

Kissing prank goes awry at Minnesota high school

Dec 15, 2011 at 7:07 am

ROSEMOUNT, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota high school principal is apologizing for a prank at a recent pep rally in which blindfolded students were told they'd be kissed by other students, but the mystery kissers turned out to be their parents. Read More...

Minnesota priest gets 1 year for sexual misconduct

Minnesota priest gets 1 year for sexual misconduct

Dec 15, 2011 at 7:07 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A judge has sentenced a Roman Catholic priest to a year in jail for criminal sexual conduct involving a female parishioner. Read More...

Bixby Energy takes responsibility in fraud case

Bixby Energy takes responsibility in fraud case

Dec 15, 2011 at 7:07 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota-based energy company admits it defrauded investors of up to $7 million. Read More...

Opat: Business wants Vikes west of downtown

Opat: Business wants Vikes west of downtown

Dec 14, 2011 at 12:12 pm

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The head of the Hennepin County Board says a Vikings stadium on the western edge of downtown Minneapolis is still in play even though the Minneapolis mayor is backing a new stadium on the current Metrodome site. Read More...

Schedule proposes April end to 2012 Minnesota session

Schedule proposes April end to 2012 Minnesota session

Dec 14, 2011 at 10:10 am

Minnesota House Republicans say they'll aim for an April conclusion to the 2012 legislative session, which would make it the earliest finish in more than a decade. Read More...

Downtown Minneapolis football site unresolved

Downtown Minneapolis football site unresolved

Dec 14, 2011 at 9:09 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The question of where exactly to put a new Minnesota Vikings stadium if it ends up in downtown Minneapolis remains unsettled. Read More...

Emmer accuses Hamline of reneging on teaching deal

Emmer accuses Hamline of reneging on teaching deal

Dec 14, 2011 at 8:08 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Former gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer is accusing Hamline University of backing out on an agreement for him to teach at its business school. Read More...

Wanted Minnesota mother of pregnant girl, 13, deported

Wanted Minnesota mother of pregnant girl, 13, deported

Dec 14, 2011 at 8:08 am

AUSTIN, Minn. (AP) - A former Austin woman accused of letting her pregnant 13-year-old daughter move in with the 18-year-old father of the baby has been deported. Read More...

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