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St. Paul Woman Charged for Beating Boss with Metal Plate

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Dakota County authorities have charged a St. Paul woman who they say beat her boss over the head with a piece of metal.
    

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Told She'd be Fired, Woman Allegedly Attacks Boss

A St. Paul woman who showed up late for work and was told she would likely be out of a job has been charged with assault after she allegedly picked up a sharp metal plate and used it to beat her boss in the head and face.
    
The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Waashon Dorliae was charged Thursday with second-degree assault.
    

Minnesota DNR to Sample for Deer Disease

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The state Department of Natural Resources is encouraging hunters in southeast Minnesota to submit deer for chronic wasting disease sampling.
    

US Capitol Christmas Tree Visits Students at Garlough Environmental Magnet School

Christmas will be here before you know it.

On Thursday, students at the Garlough Environmental Magnet School in West St. Paul were in the holiday spirit as they received a visit from the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree.

The tree comes from right here in Minnesota and is making its way to Capitol Hill.

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Faribault Police Search for Woman who Left Rehab Facility

Authorities in Faribault are on the lookout for a woman who left a rehabilitation center Wednesday.

Forty-year-old Julie Regnier was court ordered to stay at the Faribault Care Center for rehab. On Wednesday around 7:30 a.m. staff noticed she had left the facility and placed a wig and pillow in her bed.

Minnesota Wraps up 2014 Road Construction Season

Minnesota has wrapped up its 2014 road construction season.
    
The state Department of Transportation says major bridge construction, highway lane additions and road resurfacing were among the 308 projects underway during the season.
    
MnDOT Commissioner Charlie Zelle says it was a busy construction year for the state.

New Brighton Man Killed in Hastings Rollover Crash

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A 42-year-old New Brighton man was killed in a rollover crash Thursday morning.

The crash happened around 7 a.m. at Highway 61 and 190th Street in Hastings. The Minnesota State Patrol says a 2010 Ford Fusion was the only vehicle involved, and the driver was the one who was killed.