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  • medical marijuana

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota state Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would legalize marijuana for medical purposes. The measure is more ambitious than Gov. Mark Dayton and law-enforcement officials have said they …

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    07 May 14
  • tax rebate

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota taxpayers should know by late June if they qualify for income tax breaks approved by the 2014 Legislature. State revenue officials are plowing through 260,000 income tax returns from …

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    07 May 14
  • Road Construction

    Construction on the second phase of Jefferson Street Southeast in Hutchinson is officially underway. Crews are digging the retaining pond in the southeast quadrant at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Oakland Avenue (see below). …

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    05 May 14
  • drought1

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The heavy rain and even snow that has covered much of Minnesota for the past several days hasn’t quite made the drought go away. The updated U.S. Drought Monitor map released Thursday shows that …

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    02 May 14
  • Byron Smith

    LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota homeowner who shot and killed two teenagers during a break-in has been convicted of premeditated murder. Byron Smith had claimed he was simply defending himself during the break-in …

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    30 Apr 14
  • Planting Corn

    Wet weather continues to keep Minnesota farmers out of their fields, but the rain is helping improve soil moisture. In the latest crop report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says only 1.7 days …

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    29 Apr 14
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    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has recorded its first case of measles this year. The Star Tribune reports state health officials confirmed the measles in a 19-month-old Hennepin County child. Health agencies have notified area families …

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    28 Apr 14
  • court

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A militia member who was arrested in what the FBI once called a terror plot to blow up a small-town Minnesota police station is scheduled to be sentenced today (Monday) on weapons …

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    28 Apr 14