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Nearly 3 Dozen Apply for Top Job at MNsure

Nearly three dozen applicants are vying for the top job at MNsure, but the health insurance exchange's interim chief executive isn't one of them.

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Camp Ripley Seeks $3.1 Million to Train for Oil, Pipeline Disasters

Base officials at Camp Ripley are seeking funding from Minnesota legislators to build a regional facility to help emergency workers prepare for oil train derailment and pipeline disasters. Camp Ripley officials say the 53,000-acre camp is the perfect place to train for such disasters because of its central location, ample space and state-of the-art training facilities.

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Man Accused of Holding Ex-Girlfriend Captive, Assaulting Her

Authorities say a woman whose ex-boyfriend held her hostage and assaulted her convinced him she needed to go to the library in St. Paul where she secretly called police.

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Minnesota Trooper Charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct

A Minnesota State Patrol trooper has been charged with criminal sexual conduct after authorities say he touched two women inappropriately at his northern Minnesota home. Forty-four-year-old Todd Lindstrom of Hibbing has been placed paid leave.

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Woman Sentenced in Aunt’s Stabbing Death in NE Minnesota

A judge has sentenced a Brookston woman to 25 1/2 years in prison for the stabbing death of her aunt.

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Two Women Harassed By Teague Come Forward, Ask Now For Privacy

Two women who were sexually harassed by the University of Minnesota's former athletics director have come forward. The university identified the women in a joint statement Thursday as Erin Dady (DAY'-dee) and Ann Aronson. Both are high-level administrators at the school.

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UPDATE: Minneapolis Inspectors Seek Cause of Club Ceiling Collapse

Building inspectors are at a landmark Minneapolis nightclub where part of the ceiling collapsed during a show. Officials say three people were hurt when a 30-by-30 foot section fell at First Avenue on Wednesday night.

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Eagan Robotics Team Headed For International Competition

A robotics team from Eagan will represent the U.S. in international competition in China. The team of seven girls made it to the World Adolescent Robotics Competition in Missouri last year where they were invited to apply for competition this year in Beijing.

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Medicare Scam Sweeping Through Morrison County

Another scam is circulating Morrison County, this time regarding Medicare. Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen says callers are posing as representatives from Medicare saying you're eligible for a free knee and back brace.

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Dayton to Lawmakers: Decide Soon on Aid to Mille Lacs Lake

Gov. Mark Dayton says lawmakers need to decide whether they'll hold a special session to aid Mille Lacs Lake area businesses. A working group of lawmakers was meeting for a third time Thursday. The group is weighing how best to help resorts around Mille Lacs struggling after the state closed walleye fishing season early this month.

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