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Austin mom accused of driving drunk to pick up son

Austin mom accused of driving drunk to pick up son

Jan 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm

AUSTIN, Minn. (AP) - A 40-year-old Austin woman is accused of driving drunk to pick up her son from school. Read More...

Minnesota list of impaired waters grows by 500

Minnesota list of impaired waters grows by 500

Jan 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota has added another 500 lakes and stretches of river to its list of impaired waters, raising the state's total above 3,600. Read More...

DNR survey: Few ice houses in south-central Minnesota

DNR survey: Few ice houses in south-central Minnesota

Jan 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A survey by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources shows south-central Minnesota lakes are seeing the lowest number of fish houses in 35 years. Read More...

Dayton to release construction project wish-list

Dayton to release construction project wish-list

Jan 24, 2012 at 3:03 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton plans to unveil a list of construction projects he'll ask the Legislature to pay for using proceeds from the sale of state bonds. Read More...

Minnesota Senate leader: no complaint in Koch matter

Minnesota Senate leader: no complaint in Koch matter

Jan 24, 2012 at 3:03 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - New Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem says he doesn't plan to file an ethics complaint against Sen. Amy Koch or other senators in connection with events leading up to Koch's abrupt resignation as majority leader last year. Read More...

State legislature reconvenes; Banaian, Hosch talk Vikings, bonding bill, cooperation

State legislature reconvenes; Banaian, Hosch talk Vikings, bonding bill, cooperation

Jan 24, 2012 at 1:01 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KNSI) - Minnesota lawmakers returned to the state Capitol Tuesday for the start of the new legislative session, a session many hoped will prove far less turbulent than last year's acrimonious state budget-fueled faceoff that landed Minnesota in a 3-week-long government shutdown. Read More...

Eagan 17th city in Minnesota to establish registry

Eagan 17th city in Minnesota to establish registry

Jan 24, 2012 at 1:01 pm

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) - The city of Eagan becomes the 17th community in Minnesota to set up a domestic partner registry. Read More...

St. Cloud names Rich Wilson interim police chief

St. Cloud names Rich Wilson interim police chief

Jan 24, 2012 at 1:01 pm

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - St. Cloud Assistant Police Chief Rich Wilson was named interim chief of the department Wednesday and will take over temporary command of the city's police force following the retirement of current chief Dennis Ballantine later this month. Read More...

Bridal shop owner apologizes for gown disposal

Bridal shop owner apologizes for gown disposal

Jan 24, 2012 at 1:01 pm

EDINA, Minn. (AP) - A bridal shop owner has apologized for the way wedding dresses worth thousands of dollars were disposed of in Edina. Read More...

Group against marriage amendment raised $1.2 M

Group against marriage amendment raised $1.2 M

Jan 24, 2012 at 1:01 pm

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A group against a proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage has raised $1.2 million. Read More...

Drug company recalls bottles of Excedrin, NoDoz

Drug company recalls bottles of Excedrin, NoDoz

Jan 24, 2012 at 12:12 pm

BASEL, Switzerland - Novartis is recalling some bottles of Excedrin, NoDoz, Bufferin and Gas-X Sunday over concerns that the bottles could contain stray pills from other medicines, or chipped or broken tablets. Read More...

No-kill proponents, Humane Society clash over cat

No-kill proponents, Humane Society clash over cat

Jan 24, 2012 at 12:12 pm

WOODBURY, Minn. (AP) - A euthanized cat has no-kill proponents and the Humane Society at odds in Woodbury. Read More...

New Prague woman gets 15 years for threatening agents

New Prague woman gets 15 years for threatening agents

Jan 24, 2012 at 12:12 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A New Prague woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for threatening to kill several law enforcement officers. Read More...

Santorum tells Minnesotans the race is still on

Santorum tells Minnesotans the race is still on

Jan 24, 2012 at 12:12 pm

LUVERNE, M.N. (AP) - As political eyes remain fixed on Florida, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum delivered a message to Minnesotans: The race is still on. Read More...

Teachers oppose controversial topics policy

Teachers oppose controversial topics policy

Jan 24, 2012 at 12:12 pm

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) - The teachers union in Minnesota's largest school district is urging its school board to drop a proposed policy on handling controversial topics in the classroom. Read More...

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