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NEW YORK (AP) — The big balloons soared along with the crowd's spirits Thursday as the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade made its way through the streets of New York City. There'd been some concerns about whether the wind could keep 16 giant balloons grounded, but the cherished tradition prevailed.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court has suspended the license of an attorney who made anti-Catholic slurs against judges and others in legal filings. The court's ruling Wednesday against Hastings attorney Rebekah Nett leaves her indefinitely suspended with the right to petition for reinstatement after nine months. Nett has frequently represented a Wisconsin religious group, the Dr. R.C. Samanta Roy Institute of Technology Inc. In 2011, Nett filed documents in a bankruptcy proceeding in which she called U.S.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Commerce Department wants state utility regulators to cut CenterPoint Energy's proposed natural gas rate increase almost in half. The agency analyzes rate requests ahead of votes by the Public Utilities Commission.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The state is double checking MNsure coverage applications of at least 30,000 Minnesota residents who may have been given incorrect information about their eligibility for public health programs or federal tax credits. Deputy Human Services Commissioner Chuck Johnson said 30,000 to 40,000 people may have been told they were eligible for Medicaid when they were eligible for MinnesotaCare, or vice versa.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A southern Minnesota mother and father who were accused of starving their adopted 8-year-old son to the point that his bones protruded were sentenced to jail Tuesday on child neglect charges. Mona and Russell Hauer adopted the boy in 2008 from an abusive household. Court documents show the child suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and had eating issues that included regurgitating food.
MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) — Firefighters have contained a rooftop fire at Macy's department store at Ridgedale Mall in Minnetonka. Shoppers were evacuated after the fire broke out Tuesday morning in a construction area of the roof. The Star Tribune reports no one was hurt and no major damage was reported. Macy's is one of the largest stores at the suburban Minneapolis mall.
MINNEAPOLIS — Indictments against five people accused of poaching walleye and other fish from the Leech Lake and Red Lake reservations and selling them on the black market were dismissed Monday by a federal judge who said treaties with the Chippewa Indians protect their rights to fish on tribal lands.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gun permit holders who want to carry their weapons in Minnesota's Capitol would have to annually notify state authorities under a proposed security enhancement. Currently, those with proper permits only have to notify the state once that they will enter the building with a firearm at some point. A recommendation presented Tuesday to a security task force would set a yearly requirement. The panel has been exploring ways to tamp down possible security threats at the state Capitol complex.
ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (AP) — At least two of the three surviving children pulled from a pond in St. Louis Park are apparently showing signs of improvement at a Twin Cities hospital. Family attorney Rick Petry says 5-year-old Amani Coleman-Guerrido and 1-year-old Aliyana Rennie have recognized the voices of family members.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Safety officials are warning parents to keep an eye on their children over the Thanksgiving holiday as they visit family and friends who live near lakes, ponds or streams. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the ice remains thin. Six people died after falling through ice across the state last winter. Water safety specialist Kara Owens says kids are adventurous and want to play while their parents cook or visit with friends, but an inch or two of ice is not safe.