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Ex-Minneapolis Park Police chief takes sex-case plea deal

Ex-Minneapolis Park Police chief takes sex-case plea deal

Mar 9, 2012 at 9:09 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A former Minneapolis Park Police chief has pleaded guilty to criminal sexual conduct and child pornography charges. Read More...

Judge dismisses Minneapolis attempted puppy-mailing case

Judge dismisses Minneapolis attempted puppy-mailing case

Mar 9, 2012 at 9:09 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The case has been dismissed against a woman who tried to mail a puppy from Minneapolis to Georgia. Read More...

GOP, Dayton differ over plan to repay schools

GOP, Dayton differ over plan to repay schools

Mar 9, 2012 at 9:09 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota legislative Republicans and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton are at odds over whether to dip into state rainy-day funds to more swiftly pay schools for IOUs from past budget fixes. Read More...

Dayton, Ritchie call for photo ID alternative

Dayton, Ritchie call for photo ID alternative

Mar 9, 2012 at 9:09 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton and Secretary of State Mark Ritchie say there's a less expensive alternative to the proposal for a constitutional amendment requiring a photo ID to vote, and that it also runs less risk of disenfranchising some voters. Read More...

Franken, Cravaack capture Minnesota Hot Dish Off honors

Franken, Cravaack capture Minnesota Hot Dish Off honors

Mar 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) hosted U.S Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and U.S. Reps. Michele Bachmann, Keith Ellison, Tim Walz, Chip Cravaack, Collin Peterson, and Erik Paulsen of Minnesota's Congressional delegation for a friendly, bipartisan, and bicameral "Hot Dish Off." Read More...

Sviggum agrees to resign as university regent

Sviggum agrees to resign as university regent

Mar 8, 2012 at 12:12 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A University of Minnesota regent has given up his position on the board after its members forced Steve Sviggum to choose between his regent post or his job with the Senate Republican Caucus. Read More...

Rep. Kurt Bills launches Senate bid to challenge Klobuchar

Rep. Kurt Bills launches Senate bid to challenge Klobuchar

Mar 8, 2012 at 12:12 pm

ROSEMOUNT, Minn. (AP) - A freshman Republican legislator says he hopes to tap into a robust Minnesota network for presidential candidate Ron Paul as part of a newly announced bid for U.S. Senate. Read More...

Kiffmeyer calls photo ID substitute unacceptable

Kiffmeyer calls photo ID substitute unacceptable

Mar 8, 2012 at 11:11 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - State Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer is batting down an election integrity proposal from Secretary of State Mark Ritchie as an unacceptable substitute to a constitutional amendment on her proposed constitutional amendment to require voters to bring photo IDs to the polls. Read More...

Shakopee warden lobbies for perimeter fence

Shakopee warden lobbies for perimeter fence

Mar 8, 2012 at 10:10 am

SHAKOPEE, Minn. (AP) - The warden of Minnesota's only women's prison is trying to convince state lawmakers the facility needs a perimeter fence. Read More...

Johnson's boost early lifts Wolves over Blazers

Johnson's boost early lifts Wolves over Blazers

Mar 8, 2012 at 8:08 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Wes Johnson scored 19 points to back Kevin Love's 29 points and 16 rebounds in the Minnesota Timberwolves' 106-94 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night. Read More...

Archdiocese fires worker over credit card dealings

Archdiocese fires worker over credit card dealings

Mar 8, 2012 at 7:07 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says it has dismissed an employee for alleged irregularities in credit card transactions. Read More...

Bystanders try to help man trapped under SUV

Bystanders try to help man trapped under SUV

Mar 8, 2012 at 7:07 am

WOODBURY, Minn. (AP) - Bystanders came to the aid of a man run over and pinned underneath an SUV at a Woodbury gas station. Read More...

Vise-throwing suspect linked to several incidents

Vise-throwing suspect linked to several incidents

Mar 8, 2012 at 7:07 am

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) - A Bloomington man is now charged with throwing objects at cars and trucks, including a vise that broke a driver's jaw. Read More...

Assault trial opens for Vikings CB Cook

Assault trial opens for Vikings CB Cook

Mar 7, 2012 at 11:11 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A domestic assault trial for Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook will turn on whether jurors believe his version of events or his girlfriend's. Read More...

Bill seeks to reverse drop in venison donations

Bill seeks to reverse drop in venison donations

Mar 7, 2012 at 10:10 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Tighter rules are being blamed for a sharp drop-off in donations of venison to Minnesota's food shelves. Read More...

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