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Judge strikes down part of Minnesota energy law

April 18, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has found that part of a Minnesota law designed to promote the use of renewable energy is unconstitutional and she barred state officials from enforcing it. more »»

Police: Horseplay preceded boy's pool drowning

April 18, 2014

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (AP) — A police investigation finds horseplay preceded the drowning of a 12-year-old boy in a swimming pool at St. Louis Park Middle School. more »»

Widow's home burglarized during husband's funeral

April 18, 2014

DELANO, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in central Minnesota are looking for whoever burglarized a widow's home while she was attending her husband's funeral. more »»

Judge finds Minnesota energy law unconstitutional

April 18, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has found that a Minnesota law designed to promote the use of renewable energy is unconstitutional and she barred state officials from enforcing it. more »»

USDA orders farms to report pig virus infections

April 18, 2014

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Farms stricken with a deadly pig virus must report outbreaks as part of a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of the disease, the federal government... more »»

Teacher Fietek launches Minn. House campaign

April 18, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A teacher who spoke out for gay students during a bullying debate in the state's largest school district says he's running for a state House seat. more »»

Injured snowy owl is ready for release into wild

April 18, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A rare snowy owl that was apparently hit by a bus in the nation's capital and sent to Minnesota for rehabilitation is scheduled to be released into the wild. more »»

Senate hopeful Ortman reports $375K in Q1

April 18, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Julianne Ortman says her campaign raised $375,000 during the first quarter. more »»

Some nurseries offer plants that are safe for bees

April 18, 2014

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — As gardeners begin shopping for plants this spring, they may see some marked as safe for bees. more »»

2 Minnesotans want Iowa City police to return cash

April 18, 2014

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Two Minnesota residents want the Iowa City Police Department to return their money.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen says (http://icp-c. more »»

'Miracle on Ice' gold medal to be auctioned

April 18, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One of the Olympic gold medals earned after the famed "Miracle on Ice" hockey game in 1980 will be auctioned beginning next week. more »»

Corrections officer accused of sexual assault

April 18, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — An officer at a juvenile correctional facility in northern Minnesota is charged with sexually assaulting a teenage resident. more »»

Minnesota kidnap suspect caught after Calif. chase

April 18, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A kidnapping suspect from Minnesota has been arrested after leading police on a car chase into downtown Los Angeles where he escaped officers on foot. more »»

Man charged in Minnesota deputy shooting

April 18, 2014

ADA, Minn. (AP) — Bond is set at $1.5 million for a 19-year-old man accused of shooting a sheriff's deputy in northwestern Minnesota. more »»

Protesters demonstrate at Rice U of Minn. speech

April 18, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Protesters showed up at the University of Minnesota to demonstrate against a speech by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. more »»

Couple accused of welfare fraud back in Minnesota

April 18, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota couple accused of collecting welfare while living on a yacht now claim they have no money. more »»

Ex-investment adviser admits to fraud scheme

April 18, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 47-year-old investment adviser from northeastern Minnesota has pleaded guilty in federal court to defrauding 13 investors of nearly $6 millio. more »»

More than 65 arrested in Minnesota heroin sweep

April 18, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — More than 65 people suspected of selling heroin in Minnesota have been arrested as part of a sweep.

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March 3, 2014 The entire Blue Earth area community was stunned when tragedy struck last week and a sophomore at Blue Earth Area High School was killed in a one-vehicle accident on Leland Parkway. more »

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