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St. Cloud Man Found Fatally Shot in Mille Lacs County

Authorities are investigating after a St. Cloud man was found shot to death in a parked vehicle near a reservation in Mille Lacs County. The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Tribal Police Department says 39-year-old Jason Carl Stoltz died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

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Minnesota House Votes to Reduce Seniority as Teacher Layoff Factor

The Minnesota House has passed a controversial bill minimizing the role of seniority in teacher layoff decisions. School boards would be required to include teacher evaluations in their layoff decisions if the bill becomes law.

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Serious Strain of Bird Flu Found in Minnesota Turkey Flock

Federal officials say a serious strain of bird flu has been found in a Minnesota commercial turkey flock. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the finding in Pope County, in western Minnesota, is the first appearance of the highly pathogenic H5N2 strain in the Mississippi flyway.

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Dayton, Bakk Put On A Show In 1st Appearance After Blow-Up

If the falling out between Gov. Mark Dayton and Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk was achingly public, their patching up was equally so.

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House Takes Up Proposal To Change Teacher Layoffs Statewide

The Minnesota House has taken up a bill to change the teacher layoff system statewide.

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Minnesota Could Add Civics Test to Diploma Requirements

Minnesota could join other states in requiring high school students to pass a civics test before getting a diploma.

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Dayton, Target CEO Talk by Phone Before Meeting on Job Cuts

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has spoken by phone with Target Corp.' chief executive Brian Cornell ahead of an in-person meeting about big job cuts coming to the retailer's Minneapolis headquarters. Dayton said Thursday that Cornell called him to discuss a company plan to shave several thousand positions, primarily at the corporate headquarters.

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Dayton Doubts GOP Commitment to Solving Road-Funding Quandary

Frustrated over a transportation plan stuck in neutral, Gov. Mark Dayton is ramping up pressure on majority House Republicans to present a viable alternative to his proposal for roadwork and mass-transit projects. Dayton joined Democratic Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk on Thursday in questioning the GOP's commitment to tackling the transportation-funding issue this year.

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Monticello Nuclear Plant Oversight to Go on After Violation

Federal regulators will continue increased oversight at Xcel Energy's Monticello nuclear plant after a security issue was found. Issues that led to the problem spotted in the last quarter of 2014 have been resolved.

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Prairie Island Nuclear Plant Unit Shut Down

Operators of the Prairie Island nuclear plant in Red Wing have shut down a unit because of a fire alarm. Xcel Energy says there's no indication of a fire, but Unit 2 was taken off line about 4 a.m. Thursday so investigators can determine why the alarm was tripped.

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