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Environmental Advocates Picket At Governor’s Mansion

Environmental advocates picketed outside the governor's mansion to demand a veto of some policy provisions in the budget bill.

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Dayton Vetoes Public School Budget But Waits On Other Bills

Gov. Mark Dayton has followed through on his promise to veto the Legislature's budget for public schools.

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Bird Flu Crisis Slows In Minnesota, Focus Now On Recovery

Minnesota has notched six straight days without a new bird flu case. And though state officials aren't ready to say the outbreak is over, they're beginning to stand down.

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Cass County Deaths Were Apparent Murder-Suicide

Authorities in northern Minnesota say the deaths of two men who were fatally shot in a home near Walker appear to be a case of murder-suicide.

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Minnesota Adds Jobs While Unemployment Rate Barely Budges

Minnesota's employment rolls grew by 7,400 last month but the unemployment rate barely budged.

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Minnesota Attorney General Sues Savers Over Charity Claims

The Minnesota attorney general has filed a lawsuit against the Savers thrift store chain, claiming it's misleading people who donate clothing and household items about how much their donations benefit charities. Savers uses charities' names to solicit clothing and household goods that it sells through its retail stores.

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Deadline Budget Rush Leaves Out Money For Critical Staff

The rush to Monday's budget-setting deadline has a price. A budget bill for jobs and energy programs left out funding for state employees who review health insurance rates. Those staff members have been paid with federal funds that expire in September, leaving the state with the tab.

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Man Nearly Buried in Corn is Rescued in Freeborn County

An Owatonna man is rescued from a grain bin after he was buried up to his neck in corn. Freeborn County sheriff's officials say 65-year-old Christopher Johnson was clearing a crust layer of corn that was plugging the bin Wednesday when that layer gave way and he sank into the corn at the rural Ellendale farm.

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Priest Facing Criminal Abuse Charges on Trial in Hastings

Prosecutors say a former priest violated the trust of an altar boy 20 years ago in Hastings. But his defense attorney is urging jurors to be wary of one person's recollection in light of the years that have passed. Sixty-four-year-old Francis Hoefgen is one of a few priests to face criminal charges for allegations of sexual abuse dating back decades, although many others have been accused.

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Dayton Stands By Remark About GOP, Schools

House Speaker Kurt Daudt says Gov. Mark Dayton should apologize for saying some Republicans hate public schools, but the governor isn't backing down.

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