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Washington Legislature cuts state tuition by 15-20 percent

June 30, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) — A decision this week to cut tuition for Washington state's public universities by 15 to 20 percent over the next two years is a rare move that national experts believe could... more »»

Expert: Waseca teen accused in bomb plot 'significant risk'

June 30, 2015

WASECA, Minn. (AP) — An expert for the prosecution has testified that a teenager accused of plotting to attack his southern Minnesota school poses "a significant risk for future violence. more »»

Police identify man whose body was found in Red River in ND

June 30, 2015

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Authorities have identified the man whose body was found in the Red River near downtown Grand Forks Monday night. more »»

List of 18 people honored with Carnegie Medals for heroism

June 30, 2015

Winners of Carnegie Medals formally announced Tuesday:

— Christopher Brooks King, 29, of Roswell, New Mexico, rescued a 38-year-old woman from a burning home in January 2014. more »»

Federal officials reject wolf petition from advocates

June 30, 2015

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal wildlife officials have rejected a petition from advocates who sought to reclassify gray wolves as a threatened species in most of the U.S. more »»

Wednesday ends long wait for medical marijuana patients

June 30, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A long wait for Minnesota patients hoping to get medical marijuana is almost over.

Minnesota will begin dispensing medical marijuana Wednesda. more »»

Late Oregon teen among 18 to win Carnegie Medal for heroism

June 30, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 16-year-old Oregon boy who drowned while trying unsuccessfully to save his younger brother's life is one of 18 people to be honored with a Carnegie Medal for heroism.

S. more »»

USDA: Record soybean crop planted, progress slowed by rain

June 30, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A record 85.1 million acres of soybeans are in the ground in the U.S., though a wet few months have kept farmers from planting in some states. more »»

Minnesota takes new route for invalidating driver's licenses

June 30, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — That canceled driver's license will no longer carry the clipped corner. Instead, Minnesota will begin stamping "void" on identification cards that are invalidate. more »»

Stearns judge allows nuisance claim to proceed

June 30, 2015

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A Stearns County judge is allowing a public nuisance claim to proceed against the Diocese of St. Cloud.

The claim is part of a lawsuit by a man who accuses former S. more »»

New laws to take effect in Minnesota on July 1

June 30, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A raft of new laws is set to take effect in Minnesota on Wednesday.

The Star Tribune (http://strib. more »»

Winds blow smoke from forest fires in Canada into Midwest

June 30, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A haze is blanketing much of the Midwest as strong winds carry smoke from forest fires in Canada thousands of miles to the sout. more »»

Runner struck and killed near Plymouth was cardiologist

June 30, 2015

PLYMOUTH, Minn. (AP) — The Hennepin County Medical Examiner says the man who was struck and killed by a car while running near Plymouth was a cardiologis. more »»

Minnesota testing to be reduced after lawmakers cut funding

June 30, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Students will take significantly fewer statewide tests after Minnesota lawmakers cut the state's testing budget in half earlier this mont. more »»

Students' experiment lost in space rocket explosion

June 30, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The failed launch of a rocket ship bound for the International Space Station was especially disheartening for engineering students at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis. more »»

Minnesota leaders concerned about losing Export-Import Bank

June 30, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Business leaders and legislators say closing the 81-year-old Export-Import Bank will hurt Minnesota companies. more »»

Charges follow Jet Ski crash on Loon Lake

June 30, 2015

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — The driver of a Jet Ski involved in an accident on a Blue Earth County lake is accused of fleeing after the crash that left a girl severely injure. more »»

Twin Cities-area health group to cut back on sugary drinks

June 30, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A nonprofit health care provider based in the Twin Cities area says it's cutting back on sugary drinks at its hospitals and clinics. more »»

Minnesota ruffed grouse counts similar to last year

June 30, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A survey by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources finds ruffed grouse drumming counts this spring unchanged from the year before. more »»

 
 
 

 

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