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St. Paul man gets 5 years in prison for church fire

May 22, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A 27-year-old man who pleaded guilty to starting a fire at a St. Paul church has been sentenced to five years in priso. more »»

Lake Superior beach made up of ore leftovers opens to public

May 22, 2015

SILVER BAY, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota beach on Lake Superior that's made up of leftovers from the ore-mining process is officially opening to the public.

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Prosecutors: Minnesota men who tried to join IS made threats

May 22, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group told an informant he'd kill FBI agents if they tried to stop him, while another told... more »»

Prosecutor: Man who tried to join IS group threatened FBI

May 22, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group told an informant he'd kill FBI agents if they tried to stop him, while another told... more »»

Sharper set to plead in federal rape case May 29

May 21, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former NFL star Darren Sharper, who already has pleaded guilty or no-contest to sexual assault charges in three states, is set to enter a new plea in a federal case next week i... more »»

Prosecutor: Man said he'd kill feds if Syria trip thwarted

May 21, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors say a Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group told an informant he'd kill FBI agents if they tried to stop him, while... more »»

Environmental advocates picket at governor's mansion

May 21, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Environmental advocates picketed outside the governor's mansion to demand a veto of some policy provisions in the budget bill.

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Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials

May 21, 2015

St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 19

The case for universal pre-K remains thin

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Largest Minnesota farm hit by bird flu to lay off 39 workers

May 21, 2015

RENVILLE, Minn. (AP) — The largest Minnesota farm to be hit by bird flu is temporarily laying off 39 full-time employees. more »»

Dayton vetoes public school budget but waits on other bills

May 21, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton has followed through on his promise to veto the Legislature's budget for public schools. more »»

Bird flu crisis slows in Minnesota, focus now on recovery

May 21, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has notched six straight days without a new bird flu case. And though state officials aren't ready to say the outbreak is over, they're beginning to stand down. more »»

Cass County deaths were apparent murder-suicide

May 21, 2015

WALKER, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in northern Minnesota say the deaths of two men who were fatally shot in a home near Walker appear to be a case of murder-suicide. more »»

Funding impasse has schools preparing for possible crisis

May 21, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton's veto of an education funding bill means that administrators around the state have to plan for a possible crisis starting July 1. more »»

Indicted police officer arraigned in federal court

May 21, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer has pleaded not guilty in federal court to charges of perjury, falsifying records and civil rights violations by using excessive force. more »»

Minnesota adds jobs while unemployment rate barely budges

May 21, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's employment rolls grew by 7,400 last month but the unemployment rate barely budged. more »»

Minnesota attorney general sues Savers over charity claims

May 21, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota attorney general has filed a lawsuit against the Savers thrift store chain, claiming it's misleading people who donate clothing and household items about how much... more »»

Economy remains weak in rural parts of 10 states

May 21, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new survey suggests the economy will remain weak in rural parts of 10 Western and Plains states because the strong U.S. more »»

Ring levee manager says delay could cost taxpayers millions

May 21, 2015

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The manager of a ring levee project south of Fargo says a judge's decision to halt construction could cost taxpayers millions of dollars.

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Sharp-tongued Democratic Rep. Winkler to resign, move abroad

May 21, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota Democratic legislator known for speeches that poke at Republican rivals and sometimes members of his own party is giving up his seat in the state House. more »»

 
 

 

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