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5 semifinalists named for VCSU presidency

October 1, 2014

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) — The committee searching for a new president for Valley City State University has narrowed the pool of candidates to fiv. more »»

Midwest economy: September state-by-state glance

October 1, 2014

The Institute for Supply Management, formerly the Purchasing Management Association, began formally surveying its membership in 1931 to gauge business conditions. more »»

Report: Midwest economic index drops in September

October 1, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains dropped in September, suggesting slowing economic growth in the months ahead. more »»

Creativity required for rural grocers to survive

October 1, 2014

GRANITE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Small town grocery store owners in Minnesota know their financial survival can often involve creative ways to turn a profi. more »»

Transgender athlete policy draws heavy response

October 1, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A proposed policy that deals with transgender student-athletes in high school sports in Minnesota is generating a heavy response from those on both sides of the issu. more »»

General Mills plans 700-800 job cuts

October 1, 2014

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — General Mills Inc. plans to eliminate 700 to 800 jobs as part of its cost-cutting plan to fight declining sale. more »»

MNsure to announce new plans, rates for 2015

October 1, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota officials are ready to announce next year's rates for health insurance purchased through the state exchange, and consumers aren't the only ones eager to see them. more »»

Anoka County deputy kills alligator near house

October 1, 2014

NOWTHEN, Minn. (AP) — The Anoka County Sheriff's Office says a deputy has killed an alligator near a Nowthen woman's house.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports (http://bit. more »»

DNR: Zebra mussels spread to Twin Cities lake

October 1, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says zebra mussels have spread to another lake in the western Twin Cities area.

The Star Tribune reports (http://strib. more »»

Alleged Native Mob leader sentenced to 43 years

October 1, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The alleged leader of an American Indian gang that prosecutors say spread violence and drugs through Minnesota and other states was sentenced Tuesday to 43 years in prison. more »»

Native Mob gang leader sentenced to 43 years

October 1, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The alleged leader of an American Indian gang that prosecutors say spread violence and drugs through Minnesota and other states has been sentenced to 43 years in prison.

U. more »»

Enbridge delays pipeline for at least a year

September 30, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Enbridge Energy Partners is delaying the Sandpiper pipeline project through Minnesota. more »»

Dayton directs state disaster aid to Dakota Co.

September 30, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Although the federal government said no, Dakota County will get disaster aid to help with severe storms and flooding earlier this year.

Gov. more »»

Federal agents search West St. Paul restaurant

September 30, 2014

WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Federal immigration agents have searched a Minnesota restaurant as part of an investigation. more »»

Time for close-ups: Senate, governor rivals debate

September 30, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A debate doubleheader is on tap in Minnesota.

Rivals for the state's U.S. more »»

Concussion concerns change Minnesota prep football

September 30, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — High school football in Minnesota has changed rapidly in recent years, with a new focus on safety as concern over concussions and other injuries rises. more »»

Divorce law out of sync with same-sex marriage

September 30, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Cori Jo Long, 31, and Brooke Powell, 30, did everything right before they married. They fell in love slowly, based on years of friendship stretching back to high school. more »»

U of MN wins nearly $3 million to improve access

September 30, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus will get nearly $3 million from the U.S. more »»

Minnesota man killed in hang-gliding accident

September 30, 2014

COLD SPRING, Wis. (AP) — Sheriff's officials say a Minnesota man has died in a hang-gliding accident in southern Wisconsin. more »»



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