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Minnesota budget forecast shows $323 million surplus

Minnesota budget forecast shows $323 million surplus

Feb 23, 2012 at 3:03 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A new economic forecast shows Minnesota has a $323 million budget surplus. Read More...

State Senate committee passes photo ID for voting

State Senate committee passes photo ID for voting

Feb 22, 2012 at 4:04 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A state Senate committee has approved a constitutional amendment asking Minnesotans to decide whether voting should require a photo ID despite objections from Secretary of State Mark Ritchie that it will be difficult to implement and increase federal government oversight of the state's elections. Read More...

Lakeville father who abandoned son still wants reunion

Lakeville father who abandoned son still wants reunion

Feb 22, 2012 at 4:04 pm

HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota father accused of abandoning his 11-year-old son last summer has again asked to be reunited with the boy. Read More...

Minnesota lawmakers sort options after redistricting

Minnesota lawmakers sort options after redistricting

Feb 22, 2012 at 4:04 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KNSI, AP) - Minnesota state lawmakers are just starting to sort through options after the release this week of new state political boundaries. Read More...

Dayton gets bill to close sex offender loophole

Dayton gets bill to close sex offender loophole

Feb 22, 2012 at 4:04 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Senate has sent Gov. Mark Dayton a bill to close a loophole in state sex offender law in response to the upcoming release of a convicted child molester into a halfway house. Read More...

Analysis: More Minnesota children living in poverty

Analysis: More Minnesota children living in poverty

Feb 22, 2012 at 4:04 pm

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - An analysis by a charitable foundation shows the number of Minnesota children living in high-poverty neighborhoods almost doubled in the last decade. Read More...

Nearly 2 dozen rail cars derail in SW Minnesota

Nearly 2 dozen rail cars derail in SW Minnesota

Feb 22, 2012 at 3:03 pm

BREWSTER, Minn. (AP) - Crews are cleaning up after 23 cars of a Union Pacific freight train derailed near Brewster in southwestern Minnesota. Read More...

Dayton: Bill changing teacher layoffs is premature

Dayton: Bill changing teacher layoffs is premature

Feb 22, 2012 at 3:03 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton is suggesting he will veto a bill that would let schools lay off teachers by factors other than seniority alone. Read More...

Spirit Airlines launches service from Twin Cities

Spirit Airlines launches service from Twin Cities

Feb 22, 2012 at 3:03 pm

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Spirit Airlines said Wednesday it will begin service from the Twin Cities to Chicago and Las Vegas in May. Read More...

Foley goes ahead with new police department, hires interim chief

Foley goes ahead with new police department, hires interim chief

Feb 21, 2012 at 5:05 pm

FOLEY, Minn. (KNSI) - It'll soon be back on the beat for the Foley Police Department. Read More...

Divers in Italy find 4 more ship bodies; Minnesota couple still missing

Divers in Italy find 4 more ship bodies; Minnesota couple still missing

Feb 21, 2012 at 5:05 pm

ROME (AP) - Authorities say divers searching the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship found four more bodies Wednesday, including that of a missing 5-year-old Italian girl. Read More...

Feds plan to spend $51.5 million on 2012 Asian carp fight

Feds plan to spend $51.5 million on 2012 Asian carp fight

Feb 21, 2012 at 4:04 pm

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - The Obama administration plans to spend $51.5 million this year in its continuing battle to protect the Great Lakes from destructive Asian carp. Read More...

Sartell teen escapes serious injury after driving car into Mississippi River

Sartell teen escapes serious injury after driving car into Mississippi River

Feb 21, 2012 at 4:04 pm

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) – A Sartell teenager only suffered minor injuries after her car ended up in the Mississippi River early Saturday morning. Read More...

Minnesota budget forecast will set up rest of session

Minnesota budget forecast will set up rest of session

Feb 21, 2012 at 3:03 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ Minnesota lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton find out Wednesday whether the state checkbook will hold on to a small positive balance or drops back into deficit. Read More...

Minnesota to North Dakota flight canceled due to drunk attendant

Minnesota to North Dakota flight canceled due to drunk attendant

Feb 20, 2012 at 5:05 pm

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - A police report says a drunk flight attendant was the reason for the canceling of a weekend Grand Forks-to-Minneapolis flight. Read More...

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