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Authorities Investigate Bomb Threats At Minnesota Schools

Authorities are investigating bomb threats phoned in to schools in Minnesota on the same that schools across the country reported evacuations due to threats.
A bomb threat at Ben Franklin Elementary School in Rochester results in students being sent to nearby Mayo High School on Monday until police said it was safe to return.

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Dayton Says He’s Undecided On Special Session

Gov. Mark Dayton says he hasn't decided whether to call lawmakers back to St. Paul to try and pass funding for transportation and public works proposals. Dayton says he won't be calling legislators back to St. Paul for a special session in the next couple days but will decide later whether he thinks it's necessary.

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Fire Deaths on the Rise in Minnesota

State public safety officials say 57 people died in fires last year in Minnesota - the highest number of fatalities in 13 years.

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Dayton Pans Legislators for Adjourning Without Bonding Bill

Gov. Mark Dayton is calling it a tragedy that state lawmakers have adjourned without approving a package of public works and transportation projects.

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Minnesota Tries to Address Septic Contamination in Waterways

Officials with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency are working to identify the effects of failing septic systems across the state.

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Death of 4-Year-Old Investigated in Eagan

Police say a 4-year-old boy died after he was found unresponsive in a swimming pool in Eagan.

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Arrest Made In Iron Range Homicide

Authorities in northeastern Minnesota have made an arrest in the death of a 20-year-old man. The 19-year-old male suspect is being held in the St. Louis County Jail in Hibbing on a tentative charge of second-degree murder.

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Teens Dies Hours After Attending Prom In St. Paul

Police are investigating the death of a North St. Paul high school student who died hours after attending her prom. Eighteen-year-old Anna Jaskulka became unresponsive Saturday night at her Maplewood home shortly after her parents picked her up from the prom at Landmark Center in St. Paul.

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Minnesota Lawmakers End Session Without Transportation Bill

Minnesota's Legislature has adjourned in chaos and left some key work unfinished. Lawmakers careened into the midnight Sunday deadline to pass bills scrambling to finalize a package of construction projects and road and bridge repairs.

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Firefighters Contain 30 Percent of Blaze Near Ely

Firefighters are beginning to get control of a 1,000-acre forest fire near Ely under control.

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