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Strong solar storm hits Earth may pull northern lights south

March 17, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — A severe solar storm smacked Earth with a surprisingly big geomagnetic jolt Tuesday, potentially affecting power grids and GPS tracking while pushing the colorful northern light... more »»

1 in 4 taxpayers contacted about property tax refund seek it

March 17, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Thousands of Minnesota homeowners could be leaving property tax refunds on the table despite Revenue Department efforts urging them to seek checks exceeding $1,000. more »»

Weekend warmup worries Minnesota maple syrup makers

March 17, 2015

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Some maple syrup producers in central Minnesota are worried that last weekend's warmup could affect production.

Temperatures were near 70 degrees over the weekend. more »»

Woman slain by trooper in 1980 finally identified

March 17, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Investigators in Minnesota say they've finally identified a woman slain by a state trooper nearly 35 years ago. more »»

Last defendant enters plea in brutal St. Paul beating

March 17, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The last of five people charged in a brutal attack that nearly killed a St. Paul man in 2013 has pleaded guilty in the assault. more »»

Minnesota man shot by law officers after North Dakota chase

March 17, 2015

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — A 43-year-old Minnesota man is hospitalized in North Dakota after being shot by law officers in Jamestown. more »»

Fatal police shooting investigated in St. Paul

March 17, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Police officials say officers tried using nonlethal ammunition before fatally shooting a man who was armed with a rifle in St. Paul. more »»

Pilot OK after small plane goes down in southern Wisconsin

March 17, 2015

JUDA, Wis. (AP) — A pilot wasn't seriously hurt when his small plane went down in southern Wisconsin. more »»

March 31 farm bill crop program signup deadline approaching

March 17, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — University of Minnesota Extension officials remind farmers and landowners they have until the end of March to make their crop program choices under the 2014 farm bill. more »»

Bigger surplus gives Dayton second take on budget plan

March 17, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton is revisiting his budget proposal thanks to a bigger projected surplus that allows him to recommend more things. more »»

Burnsville woman pleads guilty to charges in son's death

March 17, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 25-year-old Burnsville woman has pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the death of her 4-year-old son nearly two years ago.

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

Minnesota woman gets 30 years in boyfriend's dragging death

March 17, 2015

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (AP) — A northern Minnesota woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the dragging death of her boyfriend last August. more »»

House panel votes to disband MNsure after story of death

March 17, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The debate over MNsure's future is taking an emotional turn.

A House panel voted Monday to abandon MNsure and move to the federal exchange by 2017. more »»

Police shoot, kill man in St. Paul after standoff

March 16, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Police have shot and killed a man who they say possibly fired a rifle at officers in St. Paul.

St. Paul Police spokesman Sgt. more »»

Police on scene of officer-involved shooting in St. Paul

March 16, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Police are on the scene of an officer-involved shooting in St. Paul.

WCCO-TV reports police received a 911 call about a man on a deck waving a long gun. more »»

Judge bars neonicotinoid insecticides at NW Minnesota refuge

March 16, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge has ordered the U.S. more »»

City of Rochester makes bid for historic theater

March 16, 2015

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — The city of Rochester is making a $6 million bid to buy a historic downtown theater.

Rochester officials announced plans Monday to buy the Chateau Theatre. more »»

Dad jailed after 2 starving children found in filthy home

March 16, 2015

ELK RIVER, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man is charged with child neglect after his two children were found alone in a crib and severely malnourished. more »»



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