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GM will buy back Volts from fearful owners

General Motors CEO Dan Akerson says the automaker will make things right for owners worried over potential fire hazards. The announcement came Thursday in response to three cases of Volts catching fire days after federal government crash tests.
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General Motors CEO Dan Akerson says the automaker will make things right for owners worried over potential fire hazards. The announcement came Thursday in response to three cases of Volts catching fire days after federal government crash tests.

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Fleeing suspect crashes, killing innocent driver in Brooklyn Park

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Body found tangled with debris in the Mississippi River

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Around 100 kids run from carnival fight into Northtown Mall

Police say a large fight was happening on the ferris wheel before kids fled into the mall.

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Former state senator Scott Jensen endorsed by GOP for governor

Jensen beat to multiple other hopefuls for the endorsement at Saturday's convention.

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Monday-Wednesday should be fantastic weather in Minnesota.

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Body of missing Mankato woman believed to have been found

A canoer found the body in a swamp near Eagle Lake Friday.

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MN GOP endorses attorney general, secretary of state candidates

Kim Crockett was endorsed as the party's candidate for secretary of state, while Jim Schultz won the endorsement for attorney general.

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Volunteer firefighter identified as man killed during Thursday storms

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Firm takes on case defending Taco Chon against Taco John's lawsuit

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Worker killed in skid loader accident was 23-year-old apprentice lineman

Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative called the incident "the unthinkable."

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Raging North Shore rivers overtake bridges, snap trees in half

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Needle sandwiches from Delta flights flown back to Netherlands for tests

One of the passengers who bit into a sandwich and punctured his mouth on a needle on a Minneapolis-bound Delta flight, John Tonjes of Plymouth, now faces sleepless nights as he worries about health risks. Meanwhile, an international investigation is focused on a food preparation area at the airport in Amsterdam. And experts speculate that it was not the work of terrorists.

State officials worry as record number retire from government

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Minnetonka hiker feared dead after fall in India

A 20-year-old Minnetonka man visiting India was missing and presumed dead Saturday after he fell 100 yards while hiking above the Ganges River. According to the Star Tribune, a family friend says Tom Plotkin, a former Hopkins High School hockey player, has been missing since Thursday.

Minnetonka hiker feared dead after fall in India

A 20-year-old Minnetonka man visiting India was missing and presumed dead Saturday after he fell 100 yards while hiking above the Ganges River. The family of Tom Plotkin says he’s been missing since Thursday.

"Mom's amendment" gets mixed reactions from resort owners

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