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New Hands at Wheel as Minnesota Legislature Returns for Duty

Minnesota lawmakers are returning to action in a session where they'll have to navigate a new political dynamic and widespread Capitol construction. The five-month session starts at noon Tuesday.

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Deer River Man Pleads Not Guilty in Baby Son’s Death

A northern Minnesota man has pleaded not guilty to the child abuse death of his infant son. Thirty-eight-year-old Emery Jenkins of Deer River entered his plea to a single count of second-degree murder in Itasca County court Monday. His trial was set for March.

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St. Paul Man Charged in Officer’s Air-Gun Shooting

Prosecutors have charged a St. Paul man with attempted murder for allegedly shooting a police officer in the face with an air rifle.

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UPDATE: 1 Dead, 1 Hospitalized in Brainerd Double Shooting

Police say a man has died after a double shooting at a Brainerd apartment building that also wounded a woman. Brainerd Police Chief Corky McQuiston says 31-year-old Joseph Kroll of Brainerd died from a gunshot wound to his head.

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Minnesota DNR: Invasive Carp DNA Tests Encouraging

Minnesota conservation officials are encouraged by the results of testing for invasive carp in the Mississippi River near Winona.

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MNsure Says It’s on Track to Hit Enrollment Goal

Officials from the state's health exchange say they're on track to meet a crucial enrollment goal.

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News @ Noon: Chisholm’s Bob McDonald Recaps his Long Career in a New Book [AUDIO]

A legendary Minnesota high school boys basketball coach has a new book. Chisholm's Bob McDonald's book is titled "Travels and Tribulations: A Coach's Journey". He says he's always written a diary, and the book is about more than just his 59 years in coaching.

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Hearings this Week on Enbridge Pipeline

The public has a chance to weigh in this week on a proposed pipeline that would increase the amount of oil flowing across Minnesota by 225,000 barrels a day. About half of a proposed 612-mile pipeline would run through northern Minnesota, carrying oil from North Dakota to Superior, Wisconsin.

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LEGISLATURE ’15: Things To Know As Lawmakers Return

An altered power structure, new faces, old fights and an unrecognizable Capitol building will shape the Legislature's 2015 session.

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Dayton Starts New – and Last – Term of Long Career

Term two of Democrat Mark Dayton's run as Minnesota governor has arrived. With Monday's inauguration, Dayton begins his final stint in elective office after an up-and-down career dating to his failed 1982 bid for U.S. Senate.

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