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Grand jury to commence in Wright County death

March 6, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors say a grand jury will gather in Wright County next week to consider charges involving the death of a man whose remains were found in a fire pit last fall. more »»

2 killed in head-in crash in Cloquet

March 6, 2015

CLOQUET, Minn. (AP) — Two people have died in a head-on crash in Carlton County.

The collision killed the drivers of a pickup truck and an SUV Thursday about 11 p.m. in Cloquet. more »»

Sixth child dies of flu in Minnesota this season

March 6, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Health officials say a sixth child has died of the flu this season in Minnesota. more »»

Teen charged with shooting father in Minnetonka

March 6, 2015

MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy has been charged in Hennepin County with shooting his father in the face.

Authorities say the father is hospitalized in critical condition. more »»

1 killed, 1 injured in Coon Rapids car crash

March 6, 2015

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say an 84-year-old Anoka woman was killed and another driver was injured after a two-vehicle crash in Coon Rapids. more »»

St. Cloud man found fatally shot in Mille Lacs County

March 6, 2015

ONAMIA, Minn. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a St. Cloud man was found shot to death in a parked vehicle near a reservation in Mille Lacs County. more »»

More want local beef, but fewer want tough job of cutting it

March 6, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Kent Weise loves his work, but after 38 years slaughtering cattle, lugging carcasses that can weigh more than 1,000 pounds and slowly, methodically slicing cuts of meat, h... more »»

House votes to reduce seniority as teacher layoff factor

March 6, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota House has passed a controversial bill minimizing the role of seniority in teacher layoff decisions. more »»

Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials

March 6, 2015

Star Tribune, March 4

Target's pain before gain

A recent Star Tribune story on new Target Corp. more »»

House debates reducing seniority as teacher layoffs factor

March 6, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Debate is stretching on in the Minnesota House as lawmakers take up a Republican priority to rework the teacher layoff system statewide. more »»

Serious strain of bird flu found in Minnesota turkey flock

March 5, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Federal officials say a serious strain of bird flu has been found in a Minnesota commercial turkey flock.

The U.S. more »»

House takes up proposal to change teacher layoffs statewide

March 5, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota House has taken up a bill to change the teacher layoff system statewide.

Rep. more »»

Minnesota could add civics test to diploma requirements

March 5, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota could join other states in requiring high school students to pass a civics test before getting a diploma.

A new bill at the Capitol would add the U.S. more »»

Cold War-era thriller premieres as opera

March 5, 2015

Take a little brainwashing, add a few political assassinations and stir in a villainess evil enough to rival Lady Macbet. more »»

Senate OKs 8 Dayton appointees, leaves big names for later

March 5, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A handful of Gov. Mark Dayton's cabinet appointees are officially on the job.

The state Senate on Thursday quickly approved eight commissioners on Thursday. more »»

Dayton, Target CEO talk by phone before meeting on job cuts

March 5, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has spoken by phone with Target Corp. more »»

Dayton, Bakk put on a show in 1st appearance after blow-up

March 5, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — If the falling out between Gov. Mark Dayton and Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk was achingly public, their patching up was equally so. more »»

Dayton doubts GOP commitment to solving road-fund quandary

March 5, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Frustrated over a transportation plan stuck in neutral, Go. more »»

Monticello nuclear plant oversight to go on after violation

March 5, 2015

MONTICELLO, Minn. (AP) — Federal regulators will continue increased oversight at Xcel Energy's Monticello nuclear plant after a security issue was found.

The St. Cloud Times (http://on. more »»

University buildings temporarily evacuated

March 5, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Students and faculty were temporarily evacuated from a couple buildings at the University of Minnesota because of a possible chemical lea. more »»



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March 4, 2015 After today, the days can slow down. Take their time. Breathe. (For the underinformed, the temperature today is supposed to be 8 degrees. The temp Thursday is 2. more »

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