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2 Twin Cities kidnappings blamed on dealers wanting 30 pounds of stolen meth

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 9:44am

Two people were kidnapped, taken to a house in St. Paul and assaulted while their relatives were told to return 30 pounds of methamphetamine or pay a $300,000 ransom, according to a complaint filed in Ramsey County District Court.

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Teen canoeing on Milwaukee River found safe

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 9:25am

A teenager missing after canoeing on the Milwaukee River in Ozaukee County has been found safe.

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No-parole life sentence reinstated in Woodbury teen's 2000 murder

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 8:31am

Tony Allen Roman Nose will die in prison under a Minnesota Supreme Court decision issued Wednesday.

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Hearing set for teen accused of shooting Minnesota deputy in vest

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 8:22am

ADA, Minn. -- A 19-year-old accused of shooting a Norman County sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop is set to make his first court appearance today.

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

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 8:05am

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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New 220-mile Minnesota powerline would bring power from Manitoba

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 8:03am

Minnesota Power officials Wednesday said they have formally applied for state and federal permits to build the proposed 220-mile Great Northern high voltage electric transmission line across northern Minnesota.

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Former Twin Cities vicar general deposed in priest sex abuse cases

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 7:48am

Attorneys for plaintiffs alleging sexual abuse by Catholic priests said Wednesday that the Rev. Kevin McDonough cut short his deposition and refused to answer a vital question.

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

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 7:26am

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

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Mary Burke on Wisconsin economy: Time to panic

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 6:46am

A day after Gov. Scott Walker launched his re-election bid by highlighting a record of reforms and job growth, Democratic challenger Mary Burke painted a starkly different picture of the state's economy.

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Hennepin County talks heroin at community forum

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 6:46am

The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is holding another town hall forum to educate the community about the dangers of heroin, and tell residents what they can do to help stop addiction before it starts.

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Case made for $56M Minnesota Security Hospital project

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 6:46am

The Minnesota Security Hospital is a dangerous place by its nature, but its narrow hallways, poor sight lines and mixing of the sickest and newest patients makes it more dangerous than it should be.

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Wisconsin officials promote drug take-back day

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 6:46am

The Wisconsin Department of Justice and the Department of Natural Resources are teaming up to promote National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

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St. Croix River: No-wake boating restrictions imposed

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 6:46am

Authorities have imposed no-wake restrictions on boaters venturing out onto the St. Croix River.

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St. Paul school official lashes out, says district nonresponsive

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:49pm

A St. Paul school board member is urging the district to engage with its critics.

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Wisconsin enacts 3 laws to protect victims of domestic violence

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:22pm

Gov. Scott Walker signed three bills Wednesday aimed at strengthening domestic-violence laws, including one measure proposed after a man fatally shot his estranged wife in 2012 while she was working at a Brookfield spa.

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Woman lured to Burnsville photo shoot sexually assaulted, charges say

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:21pm

A Burnsville man lured a woman to a photo shoot with the promise of helping her launch a modeling career and sexually assaulted her, Dakota County prosecutors say.

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In Little Falls murder case, jury picked

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:15pm

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. -- Court officials say a jury has been picked to hear the case of a Little Falls homeowner who claims he was defending himself when he shot and killed two teens who entered his home.

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Meritage owners' new Brasserie Zentral opening next week

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:37pm

Brasserie Zentral, the new downtown Minneapolis project from Russell and Desta Klein of St. Paul's French bistro Meritage, is now taking reservations.

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Minnesota STD cases rise 10 percent

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:06pm

The rate of sexually transmitted diseases in Minnesota increased by 10 percent last year, the Minnesota Department of Health reported on Wednesday.

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Forest Lake city hall law challenge ends at Supreme Court

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:21pm

The Minnesota Supreme Court has declined to review a lawsuit against the city of Forest Lake, effectively ending litigation of more than a year about financing a new city hall.

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