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Dayton Wants Big Chunk Of $1B Surplus For Child Care Credit

Gov. Mark Dayton says he'll suggest devoting about one-fifth of Minnesota's projected $1 billion surplus to an expanded child-care tax credit.

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Boyfriend Indicted In Dismemberment Death

A southern Minnesota man accused of killing his girlfriend, dismembering her body and trying to burn her remains has been charged with first-degree murder

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Hundreds Of Crashes Across Minnesota As Blizzard Moves In

Roads have reopened in southwestern Minnesota but transportation officials are still advising no travel in south-central and southwestern parts of the state because of blizzard conditions.

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Woman Accused Of Drowning Daughter Found Incompetent

A St. Paul woman charged with drowning her 6-year-old daughter in a bathtub last month has been found incompetent to stand trial.

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Roads Closed In Southwest Minnesota As Blizzard Moves In

Transportation officials were closing highways in southwestern Minnesota as a blustery winter storm moved into the state.

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Blizzard Warning Posted for Southern Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is advising against unnecessary travel in the Mankato area because of treacherous weather conditions.

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Big Gap In Road-Fixing Plans Means Bigger Fight At Capitol

A wide gulf between how Republicans, Democrats and advocacy groups want to pay for road and bridge repairs will make it one of the biggest fights at the Legislature.

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UPDATE: Winter Weather Advisory Until Midnight

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for our entire listening area until midnight tonight (Thursday). Counties to the south and west of us are in a Blizzard Warning. Light snow will develop mainly along and north of I-94 mid-day on Thursday. The heaviest snow will be across northern Wisconsin.

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Business Group Calls for Tax Hike for Ailing Roads [POLL]

A coalition of businesses, labor groups and others is calling for a new statewide sales tax on gas to pay for road and bridge repairs. The group calling itself Move MN proposed Thursday that the Legislature add a 6.5 percent sales tax on gas in addition to what's assessed per gallon.

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Officials Investigating Chuck E. Cheese Norovirus Outbreak

Washington County officials are investigating a norovirus outbreak that infected at least 30 people at a family restaurant in Woodbury. Several patrons reported stomach illnesses last weekend after visiting the same Chuck E. Cheese location.

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