Minnesota News
  • bird flu chickens

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Bird flu keeps spreading to Minnesota farms. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health reported Thursday that two more flocks have a presumptive positive test for the virus. One flock is …

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    15 May 15
  • Fibrominn

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota power plant fueled by turkey litter flopped and fell into receivership even before bird flu shook the poultry industry, yet its new managers say they’re confident they can keep it …

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    14 May 15
  • MN Dept of Education

    ROSEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota student testing has been suspended again after what is believed to be a sophisticated hacking attempt. The state Department of Education said Wednesday it was temporarily halting the computerized Minnesota …

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    14 May 15
  • Edson Celin-Dominguez Benitez (left).  Reinol Godines Vergara (right).

    Two men are accused of murder in the death of a 90-year-old farmer in his Carver County home last month, according to charges filed Wednesday. WCCO reports 35-year-old Reinol Godines Vergara has been charged with …

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    13 May 15
  • Ortman

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — At least one seat in the Minnesota Senate will change hands next year. State Sen. Julianne Ortman announced Tuesday she won’t seek a fifth term. The Chanhassen Republican says she’s …

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    13 May 15
  • police line do not cross

    CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Authorities have arrested two men in the killing of a 90-year-old rural Carver County man who was attacked in his home last month. Sheriff Jim Olson said Tuesday a tipster provided …

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    13 May 15
  • Christopher Besser

    BUFFALO, Minn. (AP) — The son of an Elk River police officer who is charged with fatally shooting his father and brother told a dispatcher he “just lost it” and killed the two, according to …

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    12 May 15
  • A worker wearing a protection suit cull chickens at a poultry farm where the bird flu virus had been found in Takanabe Town, Miyazaki prefecture January 31, 2011

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — One new Minnesota turkey farm has been hit by bird flu, raising the state’s total to 85 since the outbreaks were first confirmed in early March. The Minnesota Board of …

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    12 May 15