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Vendor settles over Minnesota student testing disruption

August 3, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Education and its student testing contractor have reached a settlement over spring testing glitches. more »»

 
 
 
Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials

August 3, 2015

Star Tribune, Aug. 2

U.S. must lead in the fight to stop human trafficking

Human trafficking — slavery, really — is a global scourge that requires a worldwide response. more »»

New owner plans 'patient' approach to Rocky Gap casino

August 3, 2015

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The new owner of the Rocky Gap Casino Resort in western Maryland is in no hurry to make changes.

Golden Entertainment Inc. more »»

Delta says it's banning shipment of hunting 'trophies'

August 3, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Delta Air Lines is having a major change of heart about shipping hunting trophies. more »»

St. Paul police: Robbery suspect shot, killed by victim

August 3, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Police say a West St. Paul teenager allegedly trying to rob people in St. Paul was shot and killed by one of his victims. more »»

St. Paul police: Robbery victim shot, killed by victim

August 3, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Police say a West St. Paul teenager allegedly trying to rob people in St. Paul was shot and killed by one of his victims. more »»

'Dark day' for Mille Lacs walleye stirs uncertainty, anger

August 3, 2015

ISLE, Minn. (AP) — On the wind-swept shores of Lake Mille Lacs, the abrupt end to this year's walleye fishing season sunk in Monday with a mix of nervousness, resentment and resolve. more »»

Man pleads guilty to killing 10-year-old son found in river

August 3, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota father charged with killing his 10-year-old son and throwing the boy in the river has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. more »»

Lake Mille Lacs businesses brace for impact of walleye curbs

August 3, 2015

ISLE, Minn. (AP) — Lake Mille Lacs business owners are bracing from a financial hit when fisherman are stopped from reeling in walleye. more »»

Ex-Rep. Sertich named to panel overseeing Vikings stadium

August 3, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former House Majority Leader Tony Sertich has gained a spot on the commission overseeing construction of the new $1 billion Vikings stadium in Minneapolis.

Gov. more »»

Hunters in Africa say they have a role in conservation

August 3, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In 1910, Theodore Roosevelt headed a Smithsonian hunting and trapping expedition in Africa that included colleagues who prepared the wildlife he killed for shipment back to... more »»

Dayton to return to Mille Lacs after 'dark day' for walleye

August 3, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The sudden end to walleye fishing season on Lake Mille Lacs has Minnesota Gov. more »»

Midwest economy: July state-by-state glance

August 3, 2015

The Institute for Supply Management, formerly the Purchasing Management Association, began formally surveying its membership in 1931 to gauge business conditions. more »»

Father expected to plead guilty to killing son

August 3, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A father charged with killing his 10-year-old son in order to collect life insurance money is expected to plead guilty in Hennepin County court. more »»

Dakota County begins DNA collection

August 3, 2015

HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — A county south of the Twin Cities begins collecting DNA samples from people arrested and charged with violent crimes. more »»

July survey suggests economic slowdown ahead for Midwest

August 3, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A July survey suggests there will be slow to no economic growth over the next three to six months in nine Midwest and Plains state. more »»

Corps of Engineers names civil works division chief

August 3, 2015

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A new programs director and chief has been named for the Civil Works Integration Division of the U.S. more »»

Authorities crack down on southeast Minnesota cliff jumpers

August 3, 2015

CANNON FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Authorities are cracking down on people jumping off a 50-foot cliff into Lake Byllesby in southeastern Minnesota. more »»

Divers recover body of man who went missing in Gervais Lake

August 3, 2015

LITTLE CANADA, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say divers have recovered the body of a man who went missing while swimming in a lake north of St. Paul. more »»

Zimbabwe accuses 2nd American of illegally hunting lion

August 3, 2015

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has accused a Pennsylvania doctor of illegally killing a lion in April, as it seeks to extradite a Minnesota dentist who killed a well-known lion named Cecil in... more »»

State to close Mille Lacs Lake for walleye fishing Monday

August 2, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Department of Natural Resources is closing Mille Lacs Lake for walleye fishing at 10 p.m. on Monda. more »»

 
 
 

 

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