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News Minute: Here is the latest Minnesota news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. CDT

News Minute: Here is the latest Minnesota news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. CDT

Minnesota is a state that closely identifies with winter and enjoying the season is part of the state's culture. But Minnesota is among the fastest-warming places in the U.S., and that's taking a toll on some...

NCAA Tournament: Let the games begin in earnest

NCAA Tournament: Let the games begin in earnest

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer

Minnesota's famed winter isn't what it used to be

Minnesota's famed winter isn't what it used to be

Minnesota is a state that has long identified with winter and enjoying the season is part of the culture. But Minnesota is among the fastest-warming places in the U.S.

Minnesota governor sends Guard helicopter, crew to Nebraska

Minnesota governor sends Guard helicopter, crew to Nebraska

Gov. Tim Walz has sent Minnesota Army National Guard troops to Nebraska to help with the flood disaster.

Police: Tips lead to teen driver in fatal St. Paul hit-run

Police: Tips lead to teen driver in fatal St. Paul hit-run

St. Paul police say tips from the public have led to a teenage boy as the suspected driver in a fatal hit-and-run crash.

Bitter health insurance debate erupts in Minnesota House

Bitter health insurance debate erupts in Minnesota House

A bitter, partisan debate erupted on the Minnesota House floor when Republicans tried to bring up a health care reinsurance bill that House Democrats oppose as a giveaway to the insurance industry.

Officials: Mother killed herself, her 2 children were killed

Officials: Mother killed herself, her 2 children were killed

Authorities have identified the three people found dead in northwestern Minnesota as a mother and her two young children.

Union Pacific, BNSF working to restore rail traffic

Union Pacific, BNSF working to restore rail traffic

Union Pacific says its crews are working around the clock so rail traffic can return to normal in Nebraska and adjacent states hard hit by floodwaters from a late-winter storm and snowmelt.

O'Rourke's early fundraising had fewer donors than Sanders

O'Rourke's early fundraising had fewer donors than Sanders

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke says his first-day $6.1 million in campaign donations came from 128,000-plus contributions in all 50 states.

Nelson wins House seat in special election

Nelson wins House seat in special election

Republican Nathan Nelson has won the special election to fill a vacant state House seat in east-central Minnesota.

Auditor: BCA should investigate fraud in troubled program

Auditor: BCA should investigate fraud in troubled program

Minnesota's legislative auditor recommends that responsibility for investigating fraud in the state's troubled Child Care Assistance Program should be transferred from the agency that runs it to the Bureau of...

Minnesota inmates win access to costly hepatitis C drugs

Minnesota inmates win access to costly hepatitis C drugs

Minnesota inmates with chronic hepatitis C infections have gained access to pricey antiviral drugs following a class-action lawsuit settlement.

Farm aid nonprofit arranging hay help for Nebraska ranchers

Farm aid nonprofit arranging hay help for Nebraska ranchers

The Plains farm aid nonprofit Farm Rescue is launching an effort to bring donated hay to flood-stricken Nebraska ranchers.

Senate Republicans revive private school scholarships plan

Senate Republicans revive private school scholarships plan

Senate Republican leaders say a proposal to use tax credits to funnel donations into scholarships for low- and middle-income students to attend private schools is a priority for them. And they're hoping to make it the...

Fish house explosion critically injures man

Fish house explosion critically injures man

A Detroit Lakes man is hospitalized in critical condition after a fish house exploded in Moorhead.

Opioid deaths, suicide reach record levels in Minnesota

Opioid deaths, suicide reach record levels in Minnesota

State data shows the number of deaths from opioids and suicides in Minnesota reached record levels in 2017.

Minnesota House backs hands-free cellphone rule for driving

Minnesota House backs hands-free cellphone rule for driving

The Minnesota House has approved a bill that would require motorists to use hands-free devices when talking on the phone. Sponsors say the measure will cut down on the rising level of distracted driving and save lives.

Minnesota House passes bill to fight opioid epidemic

Minnesota House passes bill to fight opioid epidemic

The Minnesota House has voted to hold drug manufacturers responsible for the state's growing costs for dealing with the opioid crisis.

Human Services official on leave after child care report

Human Services official on leave after child care report

The inspector general of the Minnesota Department of Human Services is on leave after a legislative auditor's report on fraud within the state's Child Care Assistance Program.

BCA: 3 found dead in home in northwestern Minnesota

BCA: 3 found dead in home in northwestern Minnesota

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the deaths of three people in a home in Becker County.

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