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  • Student Writing

    Minnesota students are making some progress toward meeting the new mathematics standards, but state Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius says that many remain stagnant on reading. That’s the conclusion after the state took another look at …

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    30 Aug 12
  • Geneve,le 13 Septembre 2007.Route de thonon sortie Vesenaz dir Geneve.Accident de la circulation impliquant un camion et un scooter ou se trouvaient 2 personnes.Photo:Laurent Guiraud.

    A Mankato man was injured Tuesday afternoon when his scooter crashed on Highway 169. The accident happened at just before 12:30pm at the intersection with Center Street in North Mankato. 46-year-old Curtis Kliewer was cut …

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    29 Aug 12
  • PhoneScam2

    State officials are warning Minnesota taxpayers of a potential new phone scam. A group referring to itself as “Alliance” calls, claiming to be “Minnesota Internal Service Representatives” and tells the taxpayer there’s a large refund …

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    29 Aug 12
  • RandyMorrow

    A 46-year-old man currently living in Albert Lea faces 1st-degree criminal sexual conduct charges for allegedly molesting a 9-year-old girl. Randy Lee Morrow is accused of inappropriately touching the girl at the Albert Lea city …

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    29 Aug 12
  • MarkWetsch

    The court hearing of an accused bank robber scheduled to take place on Monday was delayed. 50-year-old Mark Wetsch is accused of committing a string of bank robberies across the state, including in St. Peter …

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    29 Aug 12
  • RonPaulSupporters

    Mitt Romney received the Republican nomination for president on Tuesday at the party’s national convention in Tampa, but the majority of Minnesota delegates to the convention supported a different candidate, with 33 delegate votes going …

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    29 Aug 12
  • Flooding (1)

    Homeowners with flood and storm damage in southern Minnesota are urged to apply for the state’s Quick Start Disaster Recovery Program. Minnesota Recovers Task Force Spokesperson Julie Anderson says Quick Start loans are available for …

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    29 Aug 12
  • RiverRaft

    Another ride at the Minnesota State Fair has stopped working. The River Raft shut down Tuesday afternoon due to an apparent electrical problem. Riders were reportedly forced to get off and collect refunds. The same …

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    29 Aug 12