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Hamline Park advocates seeks volunteers

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:26am

A group of neighborhood volunteers who coordinate litter clean-up at Hamline Park will meet this weekend to discuss adding a puppet show, concert and basketball tournament to the summer line-up.

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Mankato man to be sentenced after escaping police three times

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:25am

A Mankato man who escaped police officers three times, including once after a pursuit, will be sentenced to at least two years in prison, according to a plea agreement.

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Burnsville boy walks to bar in search of parents, police say

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:07am

A 9-year-old Burnsville boy found wandering outside an Eagan bar late Friday told police he was looking for his parents, who left him home alone as they went out drinking, authorities said.

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Spring fieldwork off to late start in Minnesota

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:52am

Spring fieldwork is getting off to a late start because of winter's stubborn grip on Minnesota, but farmers say their yields shouldn't be hurt as long as they can get into their fields soon after Easter.

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Stillwater Log Jam's music lineup has a Midwestern flavor

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:06am

"It's definitely a conscious decision on our part to have more regional music, and we felt that Greg was a good fit for the direction that we were taking our festival," said festival organizer Cassie McLemore.

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Former Station 4 building in Lowertown up for sale

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:03am

A piece of downtown St. Paul real estate just steps from the new Central Corridor light-rail transit line is up for sale. The owners of the three-story building that once housed the rock club Station 4 have listed it for $1.2 million.

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New St. Paul police unit to focus on East Side trouble spots

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 9:57am

Starting now and continuing into the summer, a team of four officers and a sergeant will focus on parts of the Dayton's Bluff, Payne-Phalen and Railroad Island neighborhoods, responding to in-progress calls involving large groups and probable gang-related incidents or shootings.

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UMN says students in Saturday melee 'will be held accountable'

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 9:29am

After two disturbances in Dinkytown over the course of three days, University of Minnesota administrators said any students involved "will be held accountable."

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Rochester bar's faulty pop machine blamed for carbon dioxide poisoning

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 9:21am

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A Rochester bar employee is hospitalized after being overcome by carbon dioxide from the restaurant's pop machine.

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Minnesota native wins Pulitzer for editorial cartooning

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 9:00am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Kevin Siers has continued a tradition of Pulitzer Prizes for cartoonists at the Charlotte Observer.

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Jury selection begins in Little Falls homeowner's murder trial

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:57am

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. -- Jury selection is underway in the trial of a central Minnesota man who claims self-defense when he fatally shot two teenagers in his home.

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Hastings: Traffic north of bridge on U.S. 61 to be reduced to single lane

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:41am

Through late May, U.S. 61 in Hastings will be reduced to a single lane in both directions from the north of the river bridge to U.S. 10, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said.

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St. Paul police union, city to begin contract arbitration

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:36am

The St. Paul police union and city will begin arbitration Tuesday over the police contract, for which wages have been the sticking point.

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Body found in Maplewood ID'd as 54-year-old woman's

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:02pm

Maplewood police identified the body of a woman found near Beam Avenue Saturday afternoon as Victoria Thacker DeConwi, 54.

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Activist who videotaped Ellis vows more oversight of politicians

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:58pm

MADISON, Wis. -- The cameraman behind the video that led Republican state Senate President Mike Ellis to announce that he would not seek re-election has a message for politicians across the country: You could be next.

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'Serious shortcomings' cited in archdiocese's handling of sex abuse cases

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 9:59pm

There are "serious shortcomings" in the way the Twin Cities archdiocese has dealt with alleged child sexual abuse by its priests, a lay task force said in a report released Monday.

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St. Paul begins removing ailing ash trees along Lexington Parkway

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 9:18pm

City work crews on Friday began removing ash trees along both sides of Lexington Parkway, working from University Avenue toward Thomas Avenue.

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Wisconsin Congressman Tom Petri formally announces retirement

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 9:09pm

NEENAH, Wis. -- Wisconsin Congressman Tom Petri says no one factor led to his decision to retire after representing the 6th District for more than three decades.

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Liberal group asks Supreme Court to stay out of John Doe case

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 8:35pm

The Wisconsin Supreme Court should stay out of a dispute over subpoenas in a secret investigation into possible illegal coordination between conservative organizations and recent recall campaigns, a liberal group said Monday.

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Badger plant property opening for recreation

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 6:03pm

BARABOO, Wis. -- The south-central Wisconsin property where more than 23,000 people once toiled in making bullets, bombs and rockets during World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars will be open to recreational visitors for the first time since the 1940s.

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