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  • Legislature Approves Jacob's Law

    The Minnesota Capitol building is in dire need of repair soon, but budget pressures in the Legislature are making the expensive upgrade difficult. The Capitol Preservation Commission has recommended a $241-million renovation plan. The building …

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    13 Feb 12
  • SchoolBus

    A 7-year-old boy and a 47-year-old Arlington man are both dead following an accident in the Wright County community of Montrose Friday morning. State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske says that Robert Mercier of Arlington was …

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    11 Feb 12
  • SherwinShayegan1

    Minnesota is banning the man known as the “Piggyback Bandit” from high school games throughout the state. 28-year-old Sherwin Shayegan has a history of jumping on the backs of high school athletes. The 250-pound man …

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    11 Feb 12
  • Dollars

    The final certified 2012 property tax levy numbers show the elimination of the Market Value Homestead Credit will increase property taxes by $370-million. This means Minnesota now has the highest property tax level in the …

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    11 Feb 12
  • FatalAccident

    The State Patrol continues to investigate a fatal head-on crash that occurred Thursday afternoon in southwestern Minnesota. A Jeep Grand Cherokee was reportedly driving the wrong way in the northbound lane of Highway 91 north …

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    10 Feb 12
  • MarkWetsch1

    A Minneapolis man who authorities say is responsible for a string of bank robberies in Minnesota, including in St. Peter, Gaylord and Cologne, has pleaded not guilty to 13 counts of armed bank robbery. 49-year-old …

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    10 Feb 12
  • Books

    Minnesota and 9 other states have been freed from the No Child Left Behind education law. Governor Dayton says the federal waiver will allow administrators, teachers and parents to work together in building a new …

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    10 Feb 12
  • Walz1

    The U-S House on Thursday overwhelmingly approved the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act. The original STOCK Act bill was co-sponsored by Southern Minnesota Congressman Tim Walz. The STOCK Act passed the House on a …

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    10 Feb 12