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Hennepin & Ramsey Tack On $10 Wheelage Tax On Drivers

Vehicle owners in Minnesota’s two largest counties will soon pay more to register their cars and trucks. On Tuesday, commissioners in both Hennepin and Ramsey counties approved an inaugural $10 wheelage tax per vehicle.

07/16/2013

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Dayton Declares State Of Emergency In 26 Counties

Gov. Mark Dayton has declared a state of emergency in 26 counties after storms and flash flooding last month. The executive order will allow the state to call for federal disaster assistance in the areas hit hardest by storms.

07/05/2013

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Good Question: Where Does Traffic Ticket Money Go?

In Hennepin County alone, people paid nearly $60 million in court fees last year — mostly from people who got caught doing something wrong on the road. Karl Kohn of West St. Paul contributed to that pot with two speeding tickets of his own. Each set him back $145. So, he wondered: “When you get a ticket where does the money from your fine go?”

06/27/2013

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Wrecking Ball Swings At Minn.’s Top Superfund Site

Minnesota’s top Superfund site is finally undergoing cleanup as demolition began Friday on the former Army ammunition plant in Arden Hills.

06/07/2013

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Hennepin Co. Gets 45 Same-Sex Marriage Applications

Hennepin County has received more than three-dozen applications for same-sex marriage licenses under Minnesota’s new law allowing gay marriage. Minnesota’s largest county received 38 applications Thursday, the first day the county began accepting applications for same-sex marriages.

06/07/2013

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Gay-Friendly Marriage Licenses Make Minn. Debut

It was an emotional morning for several same-sex couples who lined up to apply for their marriage licenses at the Hennepin County Government Center. Hennepin, Ramsey, and Washington counties allowed same-sex couples to apply starting Thursday morning.

06/06/2013

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Shoreview Shooting Under Investigation As Neighbors, Colleagues Grieve

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department is continuing to investigate Tuesday’s shooting in Shoreview that left two dead and two injured. Authorities believe Johnny Simpson shot and killed his girlfriend Nancy Sullivan as she was trying to move out of the house they shared.

06/05/2013

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Bald Eagles Make Strong Comeback Along Mississippi

One of our national symbols is making a comeback along the Mississippi River. For years, the bald eagle had been nearing extinction due to pesticides. But things have changed for the better. Paul Labovitz with the National Park Service says the experience of seeing a bald eagle is one filled with awe.

05/27/2013

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St. Paul Man Charged In Sister-In-Law’s Brutal Beating

A St. Paul man is accused of severely beating, slashing and possibly raping his sister-in-law, the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

05/21/2013

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Authorities ID Body As Missing Bemidji Man

A body found Thursday near Bemidji’s Lake Irving belonged, authorities say, to a man who’d been missing since October. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner confirmed Friday that authorities found the body of 31-year-old Matthew Pulis about 100 yards off shore near Lake Irving’s northwest corner during an aerial search.

05/17/2013

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Maplewood Teen Pleads Guilty To Murder Of Girlfriend

A Maplewood teen waived his right to an adult certification hearing Friday morning in connection with the death of 16-year-old Anna Hurd.

05/10/2013

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St. Paul Approves Settlement In Deaf Driver’s Arrest

The St. Paul City Council has just approved a settlement in the case of a St. Paul man arrested after a routine traffic stop.

05/09/2013

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Hundreds Of Dead Fish Wash Up On Beaver Lake

The spring weather brought with it something pretty unsightly near St. Paul. Hundreds of fish recently died in Beaver Lake, and many of them ended up all along the shoreline.

05/06/2013

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Judge Dismisses Challenge To Abortion Funding

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that claimed the state of Minnesota has been wrongfully charged for more than 37,000 abortions for indigent women.

05/06/2013

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Former House Worker Gets At Least 3 Years For Possessing Child Porn

Rory Koch, a former Minnesota House worker and former candidate for Ramsey County Commissioner, was sentenced Wednesday to serve at least three years in prison after being convicted of possessing child porn.

04/24/2013

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