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  • PawlentySpeaks

    Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has been given a prime time speaking slot at the Republican National Convention next week. Pawlenty will speak before a national TV audience Wednesday night in Tampa, Florida. His address …

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    24 Aug 12
  • ToddHoffner1

    MSU-Mankato Head Football Coach Todd Hoffner has been charged with possession of pornography involving minors and using minors in a sexual performance. The 46-year-old Hoffner was formally charged on Wednesday after a university IT employee …

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    23 Aug 12
  • Fatal

    A Fridley police officer that died in an off-duty motorcycle accident Tuesday afternoon was a native of Sanborn. 38-year-old Barry Pankonin was a 12-year veteran of the Fridley Police Department. He was riding his motorcycle …

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    23 Aug 12
  • Crash2

    A 19-year-old Mapleton woman was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday evening in Faribault County. Trina Frank was driving a Volkswagon Jetta northbound on Highway 254 near Frost when she went to make a …

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    23 Aug 12
  • HomeInvasion

    Police in Mankato are looking for the suspect in a home invasion that ended with a shot being fired. The break-in took place at around 1:30 Wednesday afternoon on Wickfield Drive in southern Mankato. The …

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    23 Aug 12
  • JailCell

    A southwest Minnesota woman has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison after pleading guilty to embezzlement by a bank officer. 66-year-old Carolyn Hampel of Jackson admitted to stealing upwards of …

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    23 Aug 12
  • Capitol Restoration Amendment

    Lawmakers come back to the State Capitol on Friday for a one-day special session on flood relief. The $167-million package, most of it from the state’s budget reserve, is less than the $190-million Governor Dayton …

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    23 Aug 12
  • GaryJohnson

    The Libertarian candidate for president has successfully obtained a spot on the Minnesota ballot this Fall. On Tuesday, over 3,200 petition signatures supporting Gary Johnson were submitted to the Minnesota Secretary of State, well over …

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    23 Aug 12