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DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A veterans' service officer in St. Louis County is getting thanks from one Vietnam War veteran after discovering the man was wrongly denied more than $300,000 in medical benefits. As part of his job, Brian Rulifson often helps veterans with the complicated paperwork involved in getting their benefits. The Duluth News Tribune reported Monday that Rulifson immediately noticed something amiss in the paperwork of one vet from northern St.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Mauer will move from catcher to first base on a full-time basis for the Minnesota Twins, hoping to avoid a repeat of the concussion that cut short his 2013 season. The Twins announced the switch on Monday for the 30-year-old Mauer, who missed the last six weeks of the schedule recovering from his head injury. He took a foul tip off the mask on Aug. 19.
INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's effort to honor military veterans is playing out in ceremonies and remembrances across the state. Events are planned Monday at veterans' homes, museums, high schools and other places. The official state program is being held at the Veterans Memorial Community Center in Inver Grove Heights. Gov. Mark Dayton, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and U.S. Rep.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Weisman Art Museum contains millions of dollars in paintings, sculptures and other works of art, and most of what it takes in each year is donated by artists and collectors. Museum Director Lyndel King said the Weisman accepts 200 to 300 donations annually.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The fate of a convicted rapist up for release from Minnesota's sex offender treatment program became a potential issue Friday in next year's governor's race. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton, up for re-election next year, is at odds with his fellow Democrat, Attorney General Lori Swanson, who wants to block the state from releasing Thomas Duvall.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — New estimates show the cold, wet spring and a summer drought failed to put a big dent in Minnesota's corn harvest. The U.S. Department of Agriculture projects Minnesota's corn production this year at 1.33 billion bushels. That's down just 3 percent from last year's record harvest.
BUFFALO, Minn. (AP) — Three duck hunters in central Minnesota have been rescued after a conservation officer spotted them struggling in freezing water. Conservation Officer Rick Reller was checking waterfowl hunters this week on Swartout Lake in Wright County. He says he saw three duck hunters getting ready to leave the small island where they were hunting. He decided to wait for them to check their hunting licenses. After wondering what was taking so long he used his binoculars to look out on the lake.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — With citations for deer baiting hitting an all-time high, conservation officers are reminding Minnesota deer hunters to review the rules before heading to the field. Col. Ken Soring, enforcement director for the Department of Natural Resources, says they're seeing increased numbers of convictions for deer baiting despite higher penalties that were enacted last year. Deer baiting is placing food near deer stands or clearings with the intent of luring a deer into close shooting range.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton is heading to Fergus Falls to help kick off the deer hunting season. The governor's office says nearly 500,000 Minnesota residents are expected to hunt deer this year. The season begins Saturday, but festivities begin Friday with the traditional "Big Buck" luncheon. The lunch is held in a different city each year and is designed to promote tourism that comes with hunting. Dayton will headline the event but he isn't expected to take part in the hunt.