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No Felony Charges in St. Louis Park Pond Deaths

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman won't seek felony charges for the driver who plunged into a St. Louis Park retention pond last November, killing two children.

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Minnesota House Panel Talks $15M For Pothole Repair

A Minnesota House transportation panel is weighing whether to devote $15 million to repair potholes and other damage to roads from this tough winter.

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Fewer Security Officers Means Longer Wait At MSP

Fewer security screeners and increased peak time travel has prompted Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to issue a new advisory. Airport officials say travelers are urged to arrive 2 1/2 hours before their domestic flight, extending the old advisory by a-half hour.

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Minnesota Senate Panel To Consider Sunday Alcohol Sales

Minnesota state senators are ready to reveal a wide-ranging liquor proposal expected to allow some Sunday alcohol sales.The legislation before the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday is unlikely to allow liquor-store owners to open for business on Sunday.

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Teen Gets 16 Years In Brutal Beating In St. Paul

A judge has sentenced a teenager to 16 years in prison for his role in a brutal attack that nearly killed a St. Paul man. Seventeen-year-old Cindarion Butler apologized in court Tuesday.

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Twins To Use Metal Detectors At Target Field

The Minnesota Twins will be phasing in walk-through metal detectors at Target Field starting with their home opener on April 7.The Twins announced on Tuesday that they will start using the security devices at some gates when they open against the Oakland Athletics.

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ACLU, Student And Minnewaska School District Settle Lawsuit

The Minnewaska School District and a student represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota have settled a lawsuit over her Facebook posting critical of a teacher's aide.

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Dayton Says His Post-Study Plan Lacks Buy-In

Gov. Mark Dayton says prospects for a study on one type of medicinal marijuana stand between "slim and none" because advocates for broader legalization don't appear interested.

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MNsure Enrollment Tops 136,000, Exceeding Goal

Officials with Minnesota's new health care exchange say they've exceeded their goal by enrolling over 136,700 Minnesotans in insurance plans with six days left in open enrollment.

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Effort Underway To Allow Guns On Minnesota Campus

A campaign is underway to allow some students, faculty, staff and visitors to carry firearms at the University of Minnesota.The "Allow Campus Carry" event kicked off Monday with a petition drive and information handout in Coffman Union. The campaign is scheduled to run through Thursday.

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