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  • Vikings’ Jerome Simpson Suspended

    NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL has suspended Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson for the first three games of the 2012 season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Simpson also was fined one game check. …

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    12 Jun 12
  • Sartell Paper Mill Fire and Fatality

    SARTELL, Minn. (AP) – One person was killed and four were injured in an explosion that caused a large fire at a paper mill in Sartell. The St. Cloud Times reported Monday that a full …

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    29 May 12
  • Racist Graffiti in Rochester Under Investigation

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) – Muslim civil rights leaders are asking the FBI to investigate racist graffiti spray-painted on the driveway of a Somali-American family in Rochester. A swastika, the letters “KKK” and the word “stink” …

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    24 May 12
  • Understanding Direct Payments on the Farm

    By Kent Olson, University of Minnesota Extension ST. PAUL, Minn.— Direct payments to farmers under the current farm bill have been a small, but stable and important part of farmers’ income. These direct payments are cut in …

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    23 May 12
  • Motorcyclist Arrested for Hitting Boy

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A motorcyclist has been arrested for hitting and critically injuring a 4-year-old boy who was on his way to his birthday party at a St. Paul park. Police say the 25-year-old man …

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    21 May 12
  • MN Legislators Remove Soccer Clause

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings will not get exclusive rights to recruit a professional soccer club as part of a stadium deal. The state Senate voted 47-20 on Tuesday to strip out a clause …

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    09 May 12
  • Westrom on Ending Session

    Some legislators can’t seem to make up their mind on whether or not to adjourn early–whether to call it quits or keep voting on the contentious issues that have characterized the 2012 session. Republican District 12A Representative …

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    01 May 12
  • Vikings Draft Picks

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings have made another draft-day trade, moving up for a second first-round selection to take Notre Dame free safety Harrison Smith. They made a deal with Baltimore to …

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    27 Apr 12