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Minimum Wage Bill Vaults Minnesota Far Up The Pay Scale

The bill ushering in one of the nation's highest minimum wages is hitting the Minnesota Senate floor and could reach Gov. Mark Dayton by week's end. It would push Minnesota's minimum wage for most employers to $9.50 per hour by summer 2016. It's $6.15 now.

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Dayton Scheduled To Sign Anti-Bullying Law Today

Gov. Mark Dayton has invited students, parents and teachers to join him when he signs a bill strengthening the state's anti-bullying law. Dayton is scheduled to sign the bill Wednesday, the same day the Minnesota House voted to pass it.

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School District Sued Over Boy’s Walk In The Cold

A lawsuit against Bemidji Area Schools alleges a bus driver made a 6-year-old boy walk blocks to his house in freezing temperatures because he was misbehaving. A court summary of the case says the boy was crying and fearful that he would never see his family again after walking 5 to 10 minutes to his home in Wilton in February of 2013 when it was 10 degrees above zero.

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Stollings Brings Fast-Paced Style To Minnesota

New coaches at major conference programs often inherit struggling teams. That is not the case for Marlene Stollings at Minnesota.

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Bodies Of Man, Woman Found In Carver County Home

The Carver County sheriff's office says the bodies of a man and a woman have been found in a home in Waconia Township. Sheriff Jim Olson says no suspects are being sought, and there is no danger to the public.

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Twins To Honor Gardenhire For 1,000th Career Win

The Minnesota Twins plan to honor manager Ron Gardenhire for his 1,000th career victory. The team has scheduled a special pregame ceremony to honor Gardenhire before Wednesday's 12:10 p.m. game against the Oakland Athletics at Target Field.

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Cunningham Issues Statement On Arrests

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham says his two arrests in three days stemming from a domestic dispute with his girlfriend "have unintentionally placed my teammates and the organization in a challenging position."

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Dayton Accuses MNsure’s GOP Critics Of ‘Farce’

Gov. Mark Dayton has lashed out at critics of Minnesota's health insurance exchange, accusing them of waging a propaganda campaign to destroy it. The Democratic governor spoke to reporters after GOP members of a legislative oversight committee said they wanted to use a hearing Wednesday to raise questions about the troubled launch of MNsure last October.

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Police: Burglary Suspects Pocket-Dialed 911

Two Maplewood burglary suspects are arrested after police say one of them accidentally called 911 and left the line open as the pair discussed the crime. Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell says the dispatcher got a call and hang-up, then another call that stayed open.

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2 Nebraska Hockey Players Investigated For Sex With Minor In Moorhead

Two minor league hockey players from Nebraska are being investigated by police in Minnesota for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old girl and recording it. Court documents say two 18-year-old players from the Lincoln Stars of the United States Hockey League had sex with the girl at a Moorhead hotel Feb. 15 when the team was in town to play the Fargo Force.

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