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    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers are trying again to push a tax relief bill through its last steps. Democratic legislative majorities had hoped to wrap up work on Thursday but a procedural hang-up …

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    21 Mar 14
  • mn board animal health

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — At least three horses in Minnesota have been euthanized because of a highly contagious equine virus that causes neurological problems. Three cases of the strain, called equine herpesvirus-1, have been …

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    21 Mar 14
  • mn dept ag

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s legislative auditor is calling for greater oversight over the state’s 13 agricultural research and promotional councils, which are funded by millions of dollars in check-off fees that producers pay. …

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    21 Mar 14
  • drunk driver penalty

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two Republican lawmakers want the Minnesota Legislature to strengthen the maximum penalty for repeat drunk-driver offenders. Rep. Chris Swedzinski of Ghent and Sen. Gary Dahms of Redwood Falls appeared at …

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    18 Mar 14
  • blue earth

    WINONA, Minn. (AP) — A Blue Earth-area priest has admitted to fondling a girl while he was attending dinner at her grandmother’s home. The Rev. Leo Koppala pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree criminal sexual conduct …

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    18 Mar 14
  • ecigs

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Poison Control System officials say they’re seeing a sharp increase in the number of young people being harmed by e-cigarette liquid. In 2012, the poison center received five reports …

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    18 Mar 14
  • MnDOT

    Spring truck weight restrictions on state highways begin today for Minnesota’s central frost zone, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.  The Central frost zone extends south from the southern limit of the North-Central zone …

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    18 Mar 14
  • wolf

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Opponents of Minnesota’s wolf hunt will take their case to state lawmakers this week. The Senate Environment and Energy Committee takes up a bill Tuesday that would require the Department …

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    10 Mar 14