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Dayton Suggests Tax Hikes to Tackle Transportation Problem

Gov. Mark Dayton's plan for transportation would repair or replace 2,200 miles of state roads and 330 bridges, but would come at a noticeable cost to taxpayers. Dayton released a large-scale proposal Monday that depends on adding a new 6.5 percent tax on gas and higher vehicle registration fees.

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Report: Minnesota Police Shot, Killed at Least 60 People Since 2008

A new analysis shows Minnesota police who shot and killed suspects faced volatile and varied situations, with those killed often holding a weapon. At least 60 people have been shot and killed by police in the state since 2008. More than 70 percent of those killed held guns or knives, and officers reported being shot at in nearly 30 percent of cases.

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UPDATE: Bloomington Considers Moratorium on Medical Marijuana Producers [AUDIO]

Bloomington is the latest Minnesota city to consider a moratorium on medical marijuana production and sales facilities. The City Council votes Monday on the one-year moratorium. Bloomington planning manager Glen Markegard says the moratorium would give the city time to develop a better understanding of how to regulate such facilities.

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State Patrol: Man Fatally Hit by Driver who Ran Stop Sign

Authorities say a 47-year-old McGrath man has died in a two-vehicle crash after the other driver ran a stop sign. According to the State Patrol, Anthony Sundholm was in the killed Saturday night crash at Highways 18 and 65 in Aitkin County.

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Light-Rail Train Hits Pedestrian In St. Paul

A man is hospitalized after being struck by a light-rail train in St. Paul.

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Northern Minnesota Man Indicted In Infant Son’s Death

A northern Minnesota man now faces first-degree murder charges in the child abuse death of his infant son.

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High School Teacher Fatally Shot; 19-Year-Old In Custody

Authorities are holding a teenager in the fatal shooting of a popular high school teacher who also owned a Twin Cities bar.

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Bloomington Considers Moratorium On Marijuana Manufacture

Bloomington is considering barring medical marijuana production and sales facilities in the city.

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Minnesota Guard Not Going To Liberia After All

Members of the Minnesota National Guard have learned they won't be going to Liberia to help the U.S. military's response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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Elk River Man Dead After 2-Car Crash

A man is dead after a two-car crash on Highway 10 in Elk River on Saturday afternoon.

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