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Roseville police used 'excessive force' at traffic stop, lawsuit claims

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:31pm

Four Roseville police officers roughed up a man and used a Taser on him after a traffic stop last May even as he complied with their orders, according to a lawsuit.

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Edina rapist harassed judges, victim's family, charges say

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:30pm

New charges have been filed against an Edina man, alleging he harassed Minnesota court and law enforcement officials -- including several judges -- involved in his 1999 rape conviction and had unwanted contact with the victim's family.

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Anoka-Hennepin teacher to run for seat in Legislature

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:14pm

An outspoken advocate for gay students in the Anoka-Hennepin school district announced Thursday he's running for the state House of Representatives.

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The Lexington's new owners: Smack Shack duo

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:58pm

The Lexington is finally getting new owners, for real.

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Twin Cities host families needed for Grand Prix racers

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:47pm

Organizers of the North Star Bicycle Festival are seeking families to host professional cyclists competing in the North Star Grand Prix.

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Minnesota's specialty crop grants more than double; deadline nears

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:41pm

Minnesota has received a big boost in funding from a U.S. Department of Agriculture program designed to advance specialty crops, and the deadline for applying is approaching.

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I-694 ramp to Highway 36 eastbound to close next week

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:21pm

The ramp from northbound Interstate 694 to eastbound Minnesota 36 in Pine Springs will close for several weeks as part of ongoing road construction.

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Hugo's downtown ready but redevelopment slow

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:13pm

For a while, it seemed the redevelopment of downtown Hugo was gaining steam.

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Wisconsin declares another propane emergency

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 1:43pm

Gov. Scott Walker has declared another propane emergency.

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St. Paul woman shot in SUV; suspect taken into custody at hospital

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 1:42pm
tvezner@pioneerpress.com A man shot a woman in an SUV during an argument Wednesday afternoon on White Bear Avenue in St.
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Wisconsin unemployment drops to lowest level since 2008

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 1:42pm

Wisconsin's unemployment is down to 5.9 percent, its lowest level since November 2008.

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St. Paul Saints' Lowertown ballpark beginning to take shape

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 1:00pm

Neither questions about funding and environmental cleanup nor back-and-forth with the State Historic Preservation Office over design flourishes can keep a big pink pig like Mudonna down.

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Twin Cities dodge worst of springtime snowstorm; 19" of snow in Isanti

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:48pm

As few as a dozen miles likely made the difference between shoveling the driveway and simply sliding down it Thursday morning.

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Eagan recognizes employee retiring after 26 years

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:43pm

The city of Eagan has recognized a former employee who retired last week after 26 years with the parks and recreation department.

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Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth's 1Q profit tumbles 8 percent

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:04pm

UnitedHealth Group's first-quarter net income slid 8 percent as fees and funding cuts from the health care overhaul helped dent the performance of the nation's largest health insurer.

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Photo of St. Paul's Hill library is a winner

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:51am

A "Libraries Are Beautiful" photo contest seems made for the James J. Hill Center, which shares a building with the St. Paul Central Library on Rice Park in downtown St. Paul.

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Minnesota-based Michael Foods to be bought for $2.45B

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:29am

Cereal maker Post Holdings is buying Minnetonka-based packaged food maker Michael Foods in a $2.45 billion deal that will expand Post's range of products.

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St. Paul dance studio fined $500 for acting like a nightclub

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:51am

The salsa and cha cha have been getting a little out of hand at the Dancers Studio, a Midway dance instruction and event center located north of Interstate 94 near University and Snelling avenues.

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Anoka-Hennepin teachers approve contract

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:31am

Teachers in the Anoka-Hennepin school district overwhelmingly voted to accept the terms of a new two-year contract after more than 10 months of negotiations.

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Wisconsin deputy lived with grace after being shot

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:16am

About a week after he was struck by a gunman's bullet that would leave him a quadriplegic, Mike Seversen lay in a Minneapolis hospital bed and mouthed the words, "God is good."

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