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Scott Fitzgerald won't run for Petri's House seat

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 5:56pm

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he won't run for the congressional seat vacated by longtime Wisconsin Congressman Tom Petri.

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Education notes: News from schools near you

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 5:29pm
Education notes DAKOTA COUNTY -- The Jazz Ensemble at Falcon Ridge Middle School in Apple Valley won the top spot at the 47th Annual Eau
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HCMC plans $191M expansion of downtown Minneapolis campus

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 4:30pm

Hennepin County Medical Center said it will build a $191 million, 322,000-square-foot clinic and specialty center at its downtown Minneapolis campus.

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River Country Co-op, CHS pursue merger

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 4:04pm

River Country Cooperative is moving toward a merger with CHS Inc. in a proposal now awaiting approval from River Country's members this summer.

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In Mississippi River crash that killed four, no criminal charges filed

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:43pm

WINONA, Minn. -- Winona County law enforcement officials say no criminal charges will be filed as a result of a Mississippi River crash that killed four people.

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Walker campaign asks high court to intervene in 'John Doe' inquiry

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:39pm

Another legal challenge has been filed in the ongoing investigation into possible illegal campaign activity during Wisconsin's spate of recalls, this time by the attorney for Gov. Scott Walker's campaign.

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Wisconsin soldier saw Lincoln assassinated, now museum owns photo of soldier

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:22pm

Like most in Ford's Theatre that night 149 years ago, Spencer Bronson figured the gunshot he heard was part of the play.

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New Minnesota woolen mill finds unexpected markets

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:53am

Inside a white metal building in a northern Minnesota industrial park sit some of Stephanie Anderson's prized possessions: several old refurbished pieces of machinery that produce 100 pounds of yarn a day.

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Rubén Rosario: Criminal past blocks return to productive life

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:40am

I still don't know why Katie Tourand and Sherry Niesen talked to me this week. It completely defeats the purpose of their quest. This is one rare time I would have been OK if a subject for a column turned me down.

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Wisconsin maple-syrup making goes high-tech

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:08am

The lingering winter finally has released its icy grip on Jesse Wagner's maple trees. The sap is running and Wagner is busy boiling it down to its sugary essence.

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There's research to be done, and undergrads aren't waiting to do it

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:56am

Just weeks after arriving at Bethel University, Mariya Kovaleva emailed an unusual request -- for a sophomore anyway -- to her faculty adviser: She was raring to tackle original research.

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Wisconsin's ex-majority leader to plead not guilty to sex assault

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:51am

WAUKESHA, Wis. -- The lawyer for former state Majority Leader Bill Kramer says his client will plead not guilty to two counts of second-degree sexual assault.

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Woodbury's unique 'medical zone' starting to overflow

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:47am

It started with a single hospital. And today, seven years later, Woodbury's medical building zone is home to more than 25 clinics and medical businesses.

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Fairy Godmother Project gives military couple their dream wedding

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:42am

The bride wore white, with a veil and a flowing gown.

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EPA ban puts Minnesota's ice rinks in tough position

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:39am

The clock is ticking for Minnesota's indoor ice rinks.

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Spring has left the building; snow possible this week

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 9:54am
Don't pack away those boots and winter coats just yet because spring weather has left the building.
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Little Falls man who shot, killed teens heads to trial

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 7:01am

After a central Minnesota man repeatedly shot a teen who entered his home, he dragged the boy's bloodied body into a basement workshop, authorities say, sat down -- and waited.

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One dead in Lake Benton crash

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 10:34pm

A 17-year-old Lake Benton boy is dead after the vehicle he was driving crashed head-on into another vehicle Sunday night in Lincoln County.

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Confiscated pot-growing lights now help tomatoes grow

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 10:30pm

SUPERIOR, Wis. -- What does it take to help someone grow and reach his or her full potential?

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Postgame riot in Dinkytown leads to 19 arrests

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 9:40pm

Nineteen people were arrested in the Dinkytown area Saturday night after the University of Minnesota men's hockey team lost in the NCAA Frozen Four championship game.

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