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Target Says 1,700 to be Laid Off

Target Corp. says it is laying off 1,700 workers and permanently closing out another 1,400 open positions. The announcement puts a number on last week's announcement that the company would eliminate several thousand jobs as part of a restructuring aimed at saving $2 billion in costs over the next two years.

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Minnesota Unemployment Steady in First Figures for 2015

Minnesota's unemployment rate was largely stable in the first figures covering 2015. The labor force participation rate and the employment-to-population ratio ticked up in January as unemployment held at 3.7 percent.

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St. Paul Lawyer Gets 5 Years for Laundering Drug Money

A St. Paul attorney has been sentenced to five years in prison for using his law firm to launder money from a marijuana operation. Fifty-two-year-old Robert Boedigheimer was convicted last June of one count each of money laundering, money laundering conspiracy and making false statements to investigators.

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Police: Boy, 15, Shoots, Wounds Girl, Then Kills Self

Authorities say a 15-year-old Coon Rapids boy shot and wounded his 14-year-old girlfriend before taking his own life.

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Judge: Stun Gun Lawsuit Against Moorhead Officer Can Proceed

A federal judge say a lawsuit can proceed against a Moorhead police officer accused of using excessive force when he used a Taser on a 75-year-old man.

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Man Convicted in Fatal Shooting Outside Minnesota Hotel

A jury has convicted a 27-year-old Minneapolis man who fatally shot another man during a late-night brawl outside a Brooklyn Center hotel.

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Lake Park Firefighter Pleads Not Guilty to Arson

A Lake Park firefighter accused of setting grass fires has pleaded not guilty to an arson charge. Thirty-five-year-old Michael Gullard is accused of setting several grass fires in Becker County last spring.

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Experts: No Need to Worry Yet About Drought in Minnesota

As winter relaxes its grip on Minnesota, experts say there's no need to worry yet about dry conditions turning into a drought. Nearly all of Minnesota has been abnormally dry for the past several weeks, and there are patches of moderate drought in north-central Minnesota and the Red River Valley.

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Republican Lawmakers Want to Ax Transgender Athletics Rule

More than 20 Republican legislators want to stop transgender students born as male from playing on female sports teams. Their push comes after the Minnesota State High School League voted almost unanimously last year to allow transgender students to play on female teams at member schools.

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Delano Man Dies in ATV Crash in Carver County

A 53-year-old Delano man is dead after an all-terrain vehicle crash in Carver County. Sheriff Jim Olson says deputies were called to the accident about 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

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