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GOP's Bachmann limps to Iowa caucus finish line

GOP's Bachmann limps to Iowa caucus finish line

Dec 30, 2011 at 9:09 am

NEVADA, Iowa (AP) - Republican Michele Bachmann is insisting her presidential campaign is going forward despite staff departures, depleted campaign coffers and calls for her to drop out of the race. Read More...

Vigil planned for Minneapolis boy hit by stray bullet

Vigil planned for Minneapolis boy hit by stray bullet

Dec 30, 2011 at 8:08 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A vigil is planned for a 3-year-old boy killed after a stray bullet came through the wall of his home and struck his head. Read More...

Charge: Man transported pesky mussel to Minnesota lake

Charge: Man transported pesky mussel to Minnesota lake

Dec 30, 2011 at 8:08 am

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) - A North Dakota man is accused of transporting zebra mussels to a Minnesota lake on an infested boat lift. Read More...

Minnesota phasing out a benefit for long-term jobless

Minnesota phasing out a benefit for long-term jobless

Dec 30, 2011 at 8:08 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota's shrinking unemployment rate means the end of some benefits for the long-term unemployed. Read More...

Family says Minnesota inmate requested medicine

Family says Minnesota inmate requested medicine

Dec 30, 2011 at 7:07 am

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - The father and friend of a man who died in custody while charged with wounding two in a shooting at a northern Minnesota courthouse say the man's requests for an extra blanket and cough medicine went unfulfilled. Read More...

Minnesota money-transfer shops stop taking Somali cash

Minnesota money-transfer shops stop taking Somali cash

Dec 30, 2011 at 7:07 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Money-transfer businesses that cater to Somali immigrants in Minnesota have stopped accepting money bound for the East African country, a day before a key bank was due to stop processing the transactions. Read More...

St. Paul police: 11-year-old boy stabs father

St. Paul police: 11-year-old boy stabs father

Dec 30, 2011 at 7:07 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - St. Paul police say an 11-year-old boy stabbed his father who repeatedly abused him. Read More...

Senjem: Koch should stay in Senate; St. Cloud could benefit from new bonding bill

Senjem: Koch should stay in Senate; St. Cloud could benefit from new bonding bill

Dec 29, 2011 at 11:11 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - New Minnesota state senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem hopes his ousted predecessor Amy Koch will survive her recent controversy and remain in the Senate through the new legislative session. Read More...

Nowthen won't follow Foley's lead; rehire sheriff's deputies for city law enforcement

Nowthen won't follow Foley's lead; rehire sheriff's deputies for city law enforcement

Dec 29, 2011 at 10:10 am

NOWTHEN, Minn. (AP) - Law enforcement will continue uninterrupted in the small Minnesota town of Nowthen next year after the City Council reversed course and found a way to pay the nearly $320,000 cost. Read More...

St. Cloud area mayors bellringing raises $6,777 for Salvation Army

St. Cloud area mayors bellringing raises $6,777 for Salvation Army

Dec 29, 2011 at 10:10 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) – A friendly competition between five St. Cloud area mayors helped the Salvation Army raise over $6,000 dollars to help the homeless, the organization announced Wednesday. Read More...

Family: Courtroom shooting suspect requested medicine before his death

Family: Courtroom shooting suspect requested medicine before his death

Dec 29, 2011 at 8:08 am

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - The father and friend of a man who died in custody while charged with wounding two in a shooting at a northern Minnesota courthouse say the man's requests for an extra blanket and cough medicine went unfulfilled. Read More...

Stillwater man accused of killing girlfriend's pet snake sentenced

Stillwater man accused of killing girlfriend's pet snake sentenced

Dec 29, 2011 at 8:08 am

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) - A Stillwater man accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend's apartment and killing her pet snake has been sentenced on one count of burglary. Read More...

Minnesota DNR officer goes through thin ice

Minnesota DNR officer goes through thin ice

Dec 29, 2011 at 8:08 am

WARROAD, Minn. (AP) - A conservation officer for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has escaped injury after the all-terrain vehicle he was driving broke through thin ice on Lake of the Woods over the weekend. Read More...

New Minnesota GOP leader promises continuity

New Minnesota GOP leader promises continuity

Dec 29, 2011 at 8:08 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - New Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem says he's planning to push the legislative agenda championed by his ousted predecessor, including a focus on creating jobs. Read More...

Lack of snow threatening Minnesota outdoor events

Lack of snow threatening Minnesota outdoor events

Dec 29, 2011 at 8:08 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The lack of snow is frustrating dog mushers, snowmobilers and cross-county skiers in Minnesota. Read More...

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