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Fatal Bat Disease Spreading in Minnesota

State wildlife officials say a bat-killing disease is spreading in Minnesota and has now entered the Twin Cities area.

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Jury Convicts Blaine Driver Who Hit Man Standing by Mailbox

A jury has convicted a 28-year-old man who sped through a Twin Cities suburb and fatally struck a man standing by a roadside mailbox last spring.

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Education Bill Would Eliminate Early Education Funding

House Republicans are taking a defiant stand against Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton by proposing the elimination of his signature early childhood education program.

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March 6 Tornado in Minnesota Was Earliest on State Record

The National Weather Service says a tornado that hit a southern Minnesota campground this month was the earliest twister on record in the state.

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Mother Sentenced to Prison in Newborn’s Death

A St. Paul mother has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for fatally smothering her newborn son. Twenty-three-year-old Shwe Htoo pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the November 2015 death of the 5-week-old Michael Htoo.

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House GOP Lines up Tuition Tax Credit, Social Security Help

House Republicans are aiming to exempt more Social Security income from taxes as part of a $1.35 billion tax relief bill.

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Budget Fights Brew as Legislature Starts Assembling Bills

Minnesota lawmakers' budget-setting spree is in full swing.

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Suspect in Minnesota Mail Carrier Shooting Identified

Authorities have identified the 73-year-old man who died after shooting a mail carrier's vehicle and a deputy's squad car in rural northwestern Minnesota.

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Student Group Causes Stir With Anti-Illegal Immigrant Signs

A student organization says it posted provocative signs about illegal immigrants at a Minnesota college as part of a social experiment. The signs were posted Monday at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter and said ``white Americans'' had a ``civic duty to report any and all illegal aliens,'' calling illegal immigrants ``criminals.''

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Sears Holdings Corp To Shutter Over 100 Sears And K-Mart Stores
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Sears Has “Substantial Doubt” About Its Future

Sears, once the monolith of American retail, says that there is ``substantial doubt'' that it will be able to keep its doors open. Company shares, which hit an all-time low last month, tumbled more than 5 percent before the opening bell Wednesday.

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