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St. Cloud pot house raid nets 130 plants, 2 arrests

St. Cloud pot house raid nets 130 plants, 2 arrests

Dec 22, 2011 at 10:10 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - Police conducting a search warrant on a St. Cloud home uncovered dozens of plants in a marijuana growing operation valued at nearly $50,000 and arrested two people, according to St. Cloud police. Read More...

Girlfriend of Lake City officer's shooter ended relationship

Girlfriend of Lake City officer's shooter ended relationship

Dec 22, 2011 at 10:10 am

LAKE CITY, Minn. (AP) — Court documents say a woman who escaped from a house where a Lake City police officer was shot had recently ended a relationship with the gunman, who took his own life. Read More...

Waite Park mail processing center closure meeting set for tonight

Waite Park mail processing center closure meeting set for tonight

Dec 22, 2011 at 10:10 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - St. Cloud residents will get their chance Thursday night to sound off on U.S. Postal Service plans that could mean shutting down the Waite Park mail processing center next year. Read More...

Fond du Lac appeals casino revenue sharing

Fond du Lac appeals casino revenue sharing

Dec 22, 2011 at 9:09 am

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is appealing a ruling that could require it to pay the city of Duluth an estimate $14 million in casino revenue back payments. Read More...

Romney says no to Gingrich debate

Romney says no to Gingrich debate

Dec 22, 2011 at 9:09 am

BETHLEHEM, N.H. (AP) — Mitt Romney is telling The Associated Press that he won't agree to debate Newt Gingrich one on one. Read More...

Minnesota Supreme Court to hear U of M's appeal of $1M award

Minnesota Supreme Court to hear U of M's appeal of $1M award

Dec 22, 2011 at 8:08 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court has agreed to hear the University of Minnesota's appeal of a $1 million civil verdict against the school and men's basketball coach Tubby Smith over the hiring of an assistant coach. Read More...

Bixby Energy founder accused of lying to investors

Bixby Energy founder accused of lying to investors

Dec 22, 2011 at 8:08 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The founder of Bixby Energy Systems Inc. was indicted Wednesday on a charge of conspiracy to commit securities fraud, a week after the Minnesota-based alternative energy company admitted defrauding investors of up to $7 million. Read More...

Minnesota GOP senators to pick new leader next week

Minnesota GOP senators to pick new leader next week

Dec 22, 2011 at 8:08 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Republican senators will meet in St. Paul next week to choose a new majority leader after the sudden resignation of Sen. Amy Koch over allegations of an inappropriate relationship with an employee. Read More...

Koch admits relationship with staffer, apologizes

Koch admits relationship with staffer, apologizes

Dec 22, 2011 at 8:08 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The recently resigned Minnesota Senate majority leader admitted Wednesday that she engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a staffer, saying she was deeply sorry for her "mistakes and errors in judgment." Read More...

Man accused of kidnapping woman he met online

Man accused of kidnapping woman he met online

Dec 22, 2011 at 8:08 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Police arrested a man in St. Paul who's accused of kidnapping and assaulting a woman he met on an Internet dating website. Read More...

Rescuers save more than a dozen from Mille Lacs Lake ice island

Rescuers save more than a dozen from Mille Lacs Lake ice island

Dec 22, 2011 at 8:08 am

AITKIN, Minn. (AP) — A group of people fishing on the ice of Mille Lacs Lake in Aitkin County found themselves stranded when a huge piece of ice broke away. Read More...

House GOP agree to two-month payroll tax cut renewal

House GOP agree to two-month payroll tax cut renewal

Dec 22, 2011 at 5:05 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Their isolation complete, House Republicans on Thursday caved to demands by President Barack Obama, congressional Democrats and fellow Republicans for a short-term renewal of payroll tax cuts for all workers. Read More...

White Castle begins testing beer, wine sales

White Castle begins testing beer, wine sales

Dec 21, 2011 at 12:12 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The White Castle hamburger chain is sipping on the idea of selling alcoholic beverages at its restaurants. Read More...

Teen driver, passenger injured in Benton County possible DUI crash

Teen driver, passenger injured in Benton County possible DUI crash

Dec 21, 2011 at 11:11 am

WATAB TOWNSHIP, Minn. (KNSI) - Alcohol is suspected as a factor in a Benton County crash that seriously injured a 17-year-old driver and a passenger in Watab Township Tuesday night, according to the Benton County Sheriff. Read More...

Romney says Gingrich can't take campaign heat

Romney says Gingrich can't take campaign heat

Dec 21, 2011 at 11:11 am

BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) - Mitt Romney says if Newt Gingrich can't take the heat generated by attack ads during the GOP presidential primary, he'll wilt during a one-on-one contest against President Barack Obama. Read More...

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