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  • HealthCareReform

    At the State Capitol today (WED), House and Senate negotiators sit down to begin hammering out their differences on legislation to set up a health care exchange in Minnesota. They’re hoping to finish the work …

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    13 Mar 13
  • MNCapitol

    A decision about pay raises for top Minnesota officials, including state lawmakers, now rests with the Legislature. The appointed Compensation Council voted Monday night for a package of proposed pay hikes for the governor, legislators, …

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    13 Mar 13
  • BrianFreeman

    A Ceylon man who pleaded guilty to 2nd-degree murder last month was sentenced to over 49 years in prison Monday. 30-year-old Brian Daniel Freeman entered a home in Blue Earth in February of 2012 and …

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    12 Mar 13
  • PaulWickenhauser

    A 22-year-old Cokato man facing over a dozen felony charges for a car crash that killed 3 people last year is scheduled to be in court today (TUE) for an Omnibus Hearing. Paul Anthony Wickenhauser …

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    12 Mar 13
  • GasPumps

    Gas prices in Minnesota have continued to fall over the past week, with the average retail cost of regular unleaded in the state now at $3.66 a gallon. That comes after a drop of more …

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    12 Mar 13
  • MNLegislature

    Big crowds are expected at the State Capitol today (TUE) as House and Senate committees debate and vote on bills to legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota. The latest poll showed that 53% support the current …

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    12 Mar 13
  • Menards

    The New Ulm Menards Mega-Store officially opened to the public today (TUE). The new big-box home improvement store on the west end of town opened its doors at 6:30am today after many years of planning …

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    12 Mar 13
  • MNDNR

    A contractor working with the DNR will be removing undesirable brush and trees on 74-acres of the Swan Lake Wildlife Management Area north of Nicollet beginning next month. The plan is to regenerate a habitat …

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    12 Mar 13