Minnesota
  • 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
  • Wright County Court

    ST. MICHAEL, Minn. (AP) — Charges are expected today (Tuesday) in the fatal shooting of an off-duty police officer and his 27-year-old son at a home in Wright County. The sheriff’s department has identified the …

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    12 May 15
  • Planting

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota farmers are planting soybeans at a near-record pace. Despite only four days suitable for fieldwork, the USDA says over one-third of Minnesota’s soybean acreage was planted during week ending …

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    12 May 15
  • Wright County Sheriff

    Two men, one of them an off-duty Elk River police officer, were found dead in an apparent double homicide Saturday night. According to a news release from the Wright County Sheriff’s Office, the officer, identified …

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    11 May 15