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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Charitable gambling appears to be rebounding in Minnesota. Pulltabs, bingo and other forms of charitable gambling is up 8.6 percent this fiscal year, according to the Minnesota Gambling Control Board. It's the biggest percentage increase in more than 20 years.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton has extended an executive order that loosens some restrictions on transporting propane in Minnesota because of a shortage of the gas. The order eases regulation of the hours that propane can be transported. Dayton's order says the state's main source of propane, the Cochin pipeline, is shut down for repairs until Dec.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — An effort to clear a national backlog of veterans benefits claims is making things worse in Minnesota. County veterans services directors say it now takes as long as nine months to process claims that previously took about 90 days, the St. Cloud Times reported. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has taken fire for a national backlog that's resulted in some veterans waiting more than two years for claims to be processed.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota task force studying a higher-tech voter verification process leaned away Monday from recommending that electronic poll books be mandatory in every precinct for the 2014 statewide election. Several panel members highlighted concerns over equipment costs, security protocols and timing while describing a full-scale rollout by next fall as a tall order.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he's seeking applications for two upcoming at-large vacancies on the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Appeals Court Judges Thomas Kalitowski and Terri Stoneburner are retiring, effective April 1. A news release from Dayton's office says the application process for those who wish to fill the vacancies is now open. The Commission on Judicial Selection will review applications and offer recommendations to the governor. The deadline for applications is Jan.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. John Kline of Minnesota has a GOP endorsement challenger who says he's more conservative than the six-term incumbent congressman. David Gerson of South St. Paul kicked off his bid Monday at a state Capitol news conference. Gerson lost to Kline in the 2012 Republican primary in the mostly suburban district south of St. Paul. Rather than another primary challenge, Gerson is seeking the endorsement of GOP activists in the 2nd Congressional District, and says he won't run in the primary without it.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A new kind of dental profession is slowly taking root in underserved parts of Minnesota where dentists are scarce. Minnesota has licensed 28 dental therapists over the past two years. They perform many basic procedures that previously only a dentist could do.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton is ordering flags at all state of Minnesota buildings to be flown at half-staff between now and sunset on Sunday in remembrance of Nelson Mandela. Dayton's proclamation, issued Friday, accompanies a similar order from President Barack Obama that the U.S.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The regulatory board for Minnesota nurses has voted to speed up its disciplinary process and seek authority from the Legislature to investigate and impose tougher sanctions. Thursday's actions follow a series of Minneapolis Star Tribune reports revealing that nurses who harmed patients, stole drugs or lied about their criminal histories were allowed to continue practicing.
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy collapsed during a basketball game at a Baxter school and later died. Police were called to Forestview Middle School about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday where the boy from Grand Rapids was playing in a 7th grade basketball game and collapsed. Medical staff in attendance at the game performed CPR and the boy was taken to Essential Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center where he died a short time later. The Ramsey County medical examiner will conduct an autopsy.