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Snow amounts continue to raise in the St. Cloud area

Snow amounts continue to raise in the St. Cloud area

Feb 24, 2012 at 3:03 pm

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - After getting less than anticipated snow amounts Tuesday night, the snow continued to push those totals towards the double digits early Wednesday. Read More...

Army vet Hegseth seeks GOP US Senate nod

Army vet Hegseth seeks GOP US Senate nod

Feb 23, 2012 at 5:05 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A U.S. Army veteran who served in Afghanistan and Iraq says he wants to be the Republican opponent to Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Read More...

Waite Park postal facility to close as service reshuffles state mail processing

Waite Park postal facility to close as service reshuffles state mail processing

Feb 23, 2012 at 4:04 pm

WAITE PARK, Minn. (KNSI) - The U.S. Postal Service announced the closure of 223 mail procession facilities nationwide Thursday, including the mail sorting plant servicing the St. Cloud area in Waite Park. Read More...

Anoka-Hennepin head refines statement on suicides

Anoka-Hennepin head refines statement on suicides

Feb 23, 2012 at 4:04 pm

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The superintendent of Minnesota's largest school district is clarifying a statement he made more than a year ago about a string of student suicides and apologizing to those he might have offended. Read More...

Winter weather advisory cancelled for Sunday; Tuesday storm bringing foot-deep snowfall?

Winter weather advisory cancelled for Sunday; Tuesday storm bringing foot-deep snowfall?

Feb 23, 2012 at 4:04 pm

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - A Winter Weather Advisory for St. Cloud and much of central Minnesota for was cancelled Sunday, even as forecasters began anticipating an even larger storm that could drop up to a foot of snow over portions of the region. Read More...

Minnesota lawmakers mull substitute to voter ID plan

Minnesota lawmakers mull substitute to voter ID plan

Feb 23, 2012 at 3:03 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Some Republican lawmakers say they are open to considering a technology-driven alternative to a proposed constitutional amendment to require voters to bring photo IDs to the polls. Read More...

St. Cloud declares snow emergency

St. Cloud declares snow emergency

Feb 23, 2012 at 3:03 pm

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - The city of St. Cloud issued a snow emergency order Tuesday as the city anticipated a storm bringing up to a foot of new snow to the city by late Wednesday. Read More...

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...

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