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Minnesota Power Reaches Deal On Coal-Fired Plants

The company will install the technology to help settle allegations it violated the federal Clean Air Act by failing to get permits and installing less-than-best pollution control technology at its plants.

07/16/2014

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Rochester Man Gets 17 Years For Possessing, Trying To Sell Meth

A 45-year-old Rochester man was sentenced to more than 17 years in prison Thursday for possessing meth with the intent to sell it, the Department of Justice said.

07/11/2013

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Gov’t Tells Big Brothers Big Sisters To Keep Better Track Of Its Money

The Big Brothers Big Sisters organization provides one-on-one mentoring programs for about 200,000 children. But the government says the group needs to keep better track of its money.

06/25/2013

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Coon Rapids Man Accused Of Distributing, Possessing Child Porn

A 54-year-old Coon Rapids man faces multiple child porn charges after a federal indictment was unsealed this week, the Department of Justice said.

06/06/2013

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Maplewood Felon Gets 15 Years For Having Revolver

A 35-year-old Maplewood man, with a history of felonies, was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison after admitting to being a felon in possession of a firearm, the Department of Justice said.

05/28/2013

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Hastings Man Admits To Making Child Porn

A 24-year-old Hastings man could face up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to producing child pornography, the Department of Justice said.

04/09/2013

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Man Ordered To Remove Road He Made On Protected Wetland

A Fergus Falls man was sentenced Wednesday to remove a road he made through what he knew to be federally-protected wetland on his property, the Department of Justice said.

03/27/2013

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White Earth 1st To Team Up With US Prosecutors

An American Indian tribe in northern Minnesota is the first to team up with federal prosecutors under a law designed to improve public safety on reservations.

03/15/2013

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Man Pleads Guilty To Robbing Fridley Tobacco Store

A 45-year-old man pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to robbing a Fridley Discount Tobacco and Groceries store in June with the help of an armed man, the Department of Justice said.

11/27/2012

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2 Sentenced For Conspiracy To Distribute Meth

A district court judge sentenced two men Monday to years of prison time after both pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute meth, the Department of Justice said.

10/29/2012

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Man Sentenced For Tax Evasion In Relation To Investment Scam

A Twin Cities man was sentenced Monday to two years of probation, to pay more than $20,000 in restitution and to 200 hours of community service for failing to file taxes, knowing his income was obtained from a scam, the Department of Justice said.

09/17/2012

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Opinion: Voter ID: A Good Idea

It has been argued that “granny” might not be able to vote if they make her have a voter ID. But seriously, why all the concern about taking the extra measure of a voter ID to make sure that every vote cast in a United States election is a legally qualified vote, including “granny’s”?

08/22/2012

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Former Bank Officer Sentenced To 1 Year For Embezzlement

A former Jackson, Minn., bank officer received a one-year prison sentence Tuesday for embezzling between $30,000 and $120,000 from bank customers, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

08/21/2012

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Opinion: A Step Forward And A Step Back For The American Dream

Yesterday the Obama administration put in place provisions of the DREAM Act that brought many young people out of the shadows to participate in the American Dream. On the same day a judge in Pennsylvania let stand what may be the most egregious attempt at voter suppression in a generation.

08/16/2012

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Opinion: Karl Rove’s Super PAC For Hire

Karl Rove has come up with a business, his Super PAC, that offers wealthy businesses with legal problems potential for relief.

08/06/2012

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