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Minnesota GOP says it reached deal with landlord

Minnesota GOP says it reached deal with landlord

May 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Republican Party says it has a deal with its landlord to make up for missed rent and avoid being evicted from its headquarters. Read More...

Horse race gambling deal clears Minnesota House

Horse race gambling deal clears Minnesota House

May 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota legislators have sent Gov. Mark Dayton a bill permitting more poker tables and higher betting limits at horse racing tracks and giving tribal casinos access to racing simulcasts. Read More...

Jury begins deliberating in sex trafficking trial

Jury begins deliberating in sex trafficking trial

May 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A federal jury will continue deliberations Tuesday in the trial of nine defendants accused in a sexual trafficking ring operated by Somali gang members. Read More...

Long legal battle over fatal BNSF crash ends

Long legal battle over fatal BNSF crash ends

May 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The families for four young people killed in a 2003 car-train crash in Anoka say they've settled their case against Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad for $29 million. The settlement is one of Minnesota's largest wrongful death awards. BNSF executive John Ambler says the railroad has no plans to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Read More...

Minnesota soldier killed in Afghanistan

Minnesota soldier killed in Afghanistan

May 1, 2012 at 6:06 am

STEWARTVILLE, Minn. (AP) A 23-year-old Stewartville soldier has been killed in a firefight in Afghanistan. Read More...

Planting of Corn Crop Nearly Half Complete

Planting of Corn Crop Nearly Half Complete

May 1, 2012 at 5:05 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota farmer's continued planting crops ahead of the average _ and Minnesota's corn crop is nearly half planted. Read More...

Dayton vetoes medication abortion bill

Dayton vetoes medication abortion bill

Apr 30, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a bill that would require a doctor to be in the room when a woman takes a pill to induce abortion. Read More...

SCSU lockdown over weapon threat

SCSU lockdown over weapon threat

Apr 30, 2012 at 12:12 pm

(KNSI) - A suspicious student prompted a lockdown at SCSU's ECC building this morning after police were called to the scene regarding a possible weapon in the student's pocket as he entered the building according to St. Cloud Police. Read More...

Pedestrian bridge work begins

Pedestrian bridge work begins

Apr 30, 2012 at 10:10 am

(KNSI)--Motorists traveling on Highway 23 in St. Cloud east of Cooper Avenue will encounter lane closures and nighttime detours when a pedestrian bridge project begins today. Read More...

Lots of hanging issues as Legislature nears finish

Lots of hanging issues as Legislature nears finish

Apr 30, 2012 at 9:09 am

The pressure is building on Minnesota legislators as they enter what could be the final week of session. Read More...

Fire at St. Cloud group home

Fire at St. Cloud group home

Apr 30, 2012 at 9:09 am

A dryer fire in a basement laundry room caused residents of a St. Cloud group home to evacuate last night. Read More...

Deep muck raises St. Croix River bridge costs

Deep muck raises St. Croix River bridge costs

Apr 30, 2012 at 9:09 am

The price tag for the new St. Croix River bridge could hit $676 million -- almost triple the $234 million spent on the rush job to replace the collapsed Interstate 35W bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. Read More...

State legislature backs higher fishing, hunting fees

State legislature backs higher fishing, hunting fees

Apr 30, 2012 at 9:09 am

A bill to raise fishing and hunting license fees and set a wolf hunting season now awaits approval from Gov. Mark Dayton. Read More...

Dayton vetoes fireworks expansion

Dayton vetoes fireworks expansion

Apr 29, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a bill that would have allowed the sale and use of more powerful backyard fireworks in Minnesota. Read More...

Officials: Unauthorized access to vehicle records

Officials: Unauthorized access to vehicle records

Apr 27, 2012 at 4:04 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State officials say they've detected and stopped unauthorized access to the motor vehicle records of about 3,700 people in Minnesota. Read More...

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