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Metro Area Public Transit Tops 94M Rides in 2013

Users of public transportation in the Twin Cities metro area logged more than 94 million rides last year.

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Bemidji Man Arrested After 10-Mile Chase

A 33-year-old Bemidji man is in custody after a 10-mile chase in which he allegedly stole a squad car while armed with a shotgun.

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Robbinsdale Police Chief Resigns After Prostitution Sting

The Robbinsdale police chief has resigned, about a month after he was arrested in a prostitution sting in Coon Rapids. The city of Robbinsdale says in a statement that it learned Saturday of Chief Steven Smith's arrest.

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Icy Lake Superior Means Slow Shipping Season Start

This year's shipping season is getting off to a slow start due to record levels of ice on the Great Lakes after an extremely cold winter.

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Minneapolis Proposal Requires Clubs To Offer Free Ear Plugs

A new City Council member is proposing an ordinance that would require nearly every music-oriented venue in Minneapolis to make earplugs available to patrons for free.

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St. Paul Police Officer Shoots, Injures Suspect

A St. Paul police SWAT member shot and injured a suspect after he fired at police during an arrest attempt at a home on St. Paul's East Side. Authorities say the 37-year-old suspect was taken to a hospital with noncritical injuries after he was shot in the arm about 10 a.m. Friday. St. Paul Police Chief Tom Smith says no officers were injured.

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U.S. Sex Assaults Lead to Conviction in France

A French national has been convicted in France of sexually assaulting boys during a field trip to a language camp in northern Minnesota.

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Dayton Signs Minnesota Tax-Relief Measure

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill providing hundreds of thousands of Minnesota taxpayers with extra deductions and exemptions they can claim on this year's tax forms.

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Charges: Couple Owned Yacht, Luxury Lake Home

Prosecutors say a Minnesota couple lived in expensive homes and owned a yacht while taking more than $160,000 in state welfare benefits. Court documents allege Andrea Lynne Chisholm and Colin A.J. Chisholm, of Deephaven, illegally obtained food stamps and other benefits from 2005 to 2012.

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Minnesota Lawmakers Enact Tax-Relief Measure

Minnesota lawmakers have approved a plan providing hundreds of thousands of taxpayers with extra deductions and exemptions they can claim on this year's tax forms.

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