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Johnson Draws Fire As GOP’s Governor Primary Nears

Jeff Johnson has become the punching bag in the Minnesota Republican primary for governor — and he’s just fine with that. The Hennepin County commissioner is increasingly catching flak from three competitors. Johnson takes it as a sign he’s out front in a race that has gone months without a clear favorite. Tuesday’s primary winner will face Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton in November’s election.

08/07/2014

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Dayton Aims To Increase State’s Disabled Workforce

More workers with disabilities may find jobs with Minnesota under a new order from Gov. Mark Dayton. Dayton’s executive order this week directs state agencies to hire more employees with disabilities.

08/07/2014

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Man Dies In St. Paul Shooting

St. Paul Police have identified the man who died Tuesday night after a shooting in St. Paul. According to St. Paul Police, Jeffery Earl Willingham, 24, died due to complications from a gunshot wound on Wednesday.

08/06/2014

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Federal Grants To Provide Aid For At-Risk Youth

Minnesota and Wisconsin have received federal grants to help provide academic and work-skills training for at-risk youth. The U.S. Department of Labor announced the YouthBuild grants Wednesday. Wisconsin is getting a total of $3.5 million to support four programs, and a St. Paul group is getting $768,000.

08/06/2014

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Bicyclist Struck In Oak Park Heights Hit-And-Run Dies

A bicyclist who was struck by a hit-and-run driver Saturday night was removed from life support Wednesday, according to her family. Mai D. Yang and her husband, E Xiong, were hit by a driver on 60th Street North in Oak Park Heights, which is a frontage road along Highway 36.

08/06/2014

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‘Broadway Songbook’ To Tour Minnesota

The Ordway Center’s Broadway Songbook series will hit the road for a five-city tour of Greater Minnesota this fall. “Broadway Songbook: The First 100 Years of Broadway” will first run at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul on Thursday through Sunday.

08/06/2014

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State Sells Bonds For New Senate Office Building

The state of Minnesota says it has sold $85.4 million in bonds to pay for a new Senate office building. Minnesota Management and Budget announced the bond sale Tuesday. State officials said earlier they would start on the four-story building near the Capitol within a few days of the sale.

08/05/2014

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Homeless Vets Can Get Help At Metro StandDown

Homeless veterans can get medical aid, hot meals, clothing and other free help at the 22nd annual Metro Area Veterans’ StandDown. The event will be held Tuesday and Wednesday at the Boy Scout Base Camp at Fort Snelling.

08/05/2014

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Man Allegedly Attacks Cop In Attempts To Steal Gun

A St. Paul, Minn. police officer was allegedly attacked by a Hudson, Minn. man attempting to take the officer’s gun. Anthony Michael Nickson, 49 faces two counts each of terroristic threats and attempting to disarm a police officer, and one count of terroristic threats during a violent crime.

08/04/2014

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St. Paul Police Chase Ends With Suspect Shot Dead

A St. Paul police chase ended with shots fired and a suspect dead Sunday afternoon. Police said it all started when the male suspect crashed his car on Jackson Street near East Cook Avenue. The man then got out of the car and began shooting before taking a silver SUV by force.

08/04/2014

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Police: Officer Involved In Shooting Incident In St. Paul

What started as a pursuit of a carjacking suspect turned into an officer-involved shooting in St. Paul Sunday afternoon. The incident left two officers and a teenager injured, and a suspect dead. The incident began with a car crash near Jackson Street and Cook Avenue.

08/03/2014

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Man’s Body Pulled From Mississippi River In St. Paul

Authorities said a man’s body was pulled from the Mississippi River Saturday morning near the line between Ramsey and Dakota Counties. The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a body in the Missisippi River at about 7:42 a.m. Saturday.

08/02/2014

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No One Injured In Fire Near St. Paul Courthouse

A street in downtown St. Paul, Minn. was closed off for at least an hour Friday afternoon after a fire broke out near the courthouse. Around 1 p.m. firefighters responded to a call for a fire at the Pioneer Endicott Building at 4th Street and Robert Street in downtown St. Paul.

08/01/2014

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Health Officials: Ebola Risk In Minnesota Very Low

State health officials say the risk of Ebola spreading to Minnesota is very low. U.S. health officials are warning against traveling to three West African nations — Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leona — where a deadly Ebola outbreak is ongoing.

08/01/2014

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Suspect In Police Shooting Formally Charged In Ramsey, Dakota Counties

A 39-year-old “career criminal” and the prime suspect in the shooting of the Mendota Heights police officer was formally charged with a dozen criminal counts on Friday afternoon. Brian Fitch Sr. faces charges of first degree murder of a peace officer or prison guard and first degree premeditated murder in Dakota County.

08/01/2014

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