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WASHINGTON — Rural electrification — which in the 1930s brought electricity to huge chunks of rural America — was straightforward and clearcut. Rural broadband is not, a communications industry executive says.

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Hundreds of Minnesota students gathered on the steps of the State Capitol Friday to call for an end to gun violence and stricter regulations on gun sales. They held signs and chanted, “We the people say no more!”

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ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — A Minnesota judge ruled Thursday that all the documents in the investigative file in the Jacob Wetterling case must be released to the public.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some of Prince’s closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get him help as they realized he had an opioid addiction — yet none were able to give investigators the insight they needed to determine where the mu…

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ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Supreme Court has upheld a 2015 law that lets counties save money by bypassing the state auditor’s office and hiring private accounting firms for their annual financial audits.

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate this week is expected to take action on legislation aimed at the U.S. Coast Guard that contains a provision exempting ships’ ballast water from the federal Clean Water Act.

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BLOOMING PRAIRIE — Lois Riess, the 56-year-old rural Blooming Prairie woman who is wanted for murder in both Minnesota and Florida, is seen laughing with one of her alleged victims in a surveillance tape released Monday by law enforcement officials in Florida.

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ST. PAUL -- If you are a Minnesotan experiencing a mental health crisis, there’s a strong chance that the police officers or paramedics who respond to your call for help will take you to jail or a hospital emergency room because there aren’t enough other treatment options available around th…

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The flu has hit Minnesotans hard this year, with more than 6,000 flu-related hospitalizations, more than any other year since the state government started tracking such cases 10 years ago.

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ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Monday unveiled a new deer management plan that agency officials say will promote citizen input, set a target goal for each year’s deer harvest and keep habitat in good shape from the southern prairies to the north woods.

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ST. PAUL — When the Minnesota Legislature returns from spring break, political mud season will begin with lawmakers having just six weeks to find agreement on how to rewrite the state’s tax code.

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ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — With a steady stream of reports of zebra mussels and other aquatic invasive species getting into lakes, the battle to stop these invaders might look bleak.

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