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Xcel Blamed For Cost Overruns At Monticello Nuclear Plant

An investigation by Minnesota utility regulators blames Xcel Energy Inc. for major cost overruns during a project to upgrade its nuclear plant in Monticello. Xcel disagrees that it's to blame.

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MnSCU Criticized For Lack Of Contract Information

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is drawing criticism for failing to be more transparent about a $2 million consultant contract to help overhaul operations.The contract with McKinsey & Co., comes as a surprise to students, faculty and legislators involved in the system's initiative to improve collaboration and spur innovation at its 31 campuses.

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3 Women Seriously Hurt In Minneapolis Shooting

Police are looking for suspects in a shooting that seriously injured three women in north Minneapolis. The shooting happened about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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7-Year-Old Milaca Girl Struck, Killed While Riding Her Bike

A seven-year-old Milaca girl has been struck and killed by a car while riding her bike. The Minnesota State Patrol says the incident happened at about 10:20 p.m. last (Tuesday) night on County Road 8 and County Road 5 in Mille Lacs County.

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Police: Minnesota Toddler’s Death Was Accident

Brooklyn Center police say the death of a 14-month-old girl who was run over by her father was an accident.

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Clinton Plans St. Paul Stop on Book Tour

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will make a stop in St. Paul on her tour to promote her new memoir.

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Free Hotel Rooms For Job-Hunting Veterans

Minnesota is joining a pilot program that provides free hotel stays to veterans who are searching for a job or new housing. The program lets veterans stay up to three nights free at Hilton hotels in the state.

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Minneapolis, Council in Light Rail Deal

The city of Minneapolis and the Metropolitan Council have reached an agreement that may remove a major obstacle to the third leg of the metro area's light rail system.

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Former Phone Employee From Woodbury Accused Of Sexting Customers

A former Verizon store employee in western Wisconsin is accused of sending lewd photos and messages to young female customers. Authorities say six girls or women have come forward and it's possible there could be additional complainants.

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Iron Range Superintendent Cited For DWI

An Iron Range school superintendent has been cited on suspicion of driving drunk. A police report says Mark Adams attended a Fourth of July gathering in Nashwauk and stopped at a gas station on the way home.

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