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Xcel Working To Prevent Power Outages In N.D.Xcel Energy says it's working to prevent power outages that have affected Fargo in recent weeks. Xcel's North Dakota manager Mark Nisbet told the Public Service Commission on Thursday that the company is stepping up efforts to replace power lines and trim trees to keep branches from affecting lines.
Minnesota Congressman Works To Help The State's Small BanksMinnesota Congressman Tom Emmer is making a push to help small banks and credit unions in Minnesota. Emmer said the state has lost a quarter of them since the Dodd-Frank Act went into effect after the Great Recession.
Minneapolis Close To Implementing Paid Sick LeaveMinneapolis is one step closer to implementing a paid sick leave policy. Right now, it's estimated more than 100,000 people working in the city don't get paid sick time.
Iowa Pastors Gets 25 Years For Abusing 5-Year-Old GirlRoger Kissel was sentenced Wednesday in Sidney. In March a Fremont County jury convicted the 68-year-old of sex abuse and two counts of lascivious acts with a child.
School Bus Hits Boy, 15, In St. Paul CrosswalkA child was critically injured Thursday morning in St. Paul after being hit by a school bus.
Jeep Sought After Early Morning Hit-And-Run In ChaskaPolice in Chaska are looking for an SUV suspected in a string of Thursday morning hit-and-run crashes.

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Astros Crush Twins 16-4 In Hughes' 3rd Straight LossJason Castro homered and drove in four runs, and Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa both homered and knocked in three as the Houston Astros won consecutive games for the first time this season with a 16-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.
Century College Among Teams Facing Unusual Ban From World SeriesMinnesota's college baseball teams under the MNSCU umbrella can't go to World Series games in North Carolina if they advance.
Adrian Peterson Donates $100K To Hometown Flood ReliefAdrian Peterson is donating $100,000 toward relief efforts after flooding ravaged his hometown of Palestine, Texas.
5 Successful Vikings Draft Picks At Wide ReceiverIt's no secret that the Vikings haven't had a true No. 1 receiver for several years. Will Laquon Treadwell become that guy? Who knows, but here are five draft picks that did work out at wide receiver.
Coach: NC Travel Ban Will Cost Minnesota Athletes OpportunityMinnesota State-Mankato's baseball coach on Wednesday lamented the lost opportunity for his team if it were to qualify for the NCAA Division II championship and couldn't play because the tournament is in North Carolina.
On The Rise: Kevin Kisner Building On DefeatKevin Kisner, still known for his crushing PGA Tour defeats, finally won his first tournament at the RSM Classic in late 2015.

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Best Open Mic Comedy Shows In MinnesotaPerform, kick back and laugh, or both at these fantastic local Open Mic shows.
Best Books To Give Mom For Mother's DayFrom memoir, to fiction, to poetry, to essays, these books are sure to please new and veteran mothers alike.
Best Places To Buy Golf Clothes In MinnesotaGolf apparel can be as expensive as the sport itself. You might not be Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Michelle Wie or Tiger woods in the world of pro golf fashion. But these Minnesota sporting goods and sportswear stores have golf clothes that fit your budget and look good.
Classic Southern Recipes For Your Next PartyLooking for a dash of southern flavor? Try these recipes from Mary Alice Monroe, author of "A Lowcountry Wedding."
Best Ways To Celebrate National Star Wars Day In MinnesotaNational Star Wars Day is Wednesday May 4, 2016. Here are five ways you can join the force in Minnesota.
Best Baseball Fields In MinnesotaBaseball is a great reliever for spring fever, so check out these top baseball fields throughout Minnesota to put your spring fever to rest.

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Tap Talk: Pints & Pups Returns At Boom IslandDog owners and lovers alike know that dogs are man's best friend. And what better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than enjoying a beer with your bestie! On Saturday, May 14 head on down to Boom Island Brewing Company with your four-legged friend to enjoy Pints & Pups.
Bite Of Minnesota: Sprouted Mung BeansEver since I got back from Arizona, I've been on a project kick. First, it was the preserved lemons, then grapefruit marmalade, candied grapefruit peels, grapefruit cleaning spray, lemon salt, and really, anything citrus related.
Wander Minnesota: The Kickoff Of Festival SeasonAs we move toward the prime festival months of summer, spring ushers in many festivals, including lots of outdoor activities.
Tap Talk: Town Hall Brewery Takes Part In Lupus Food, Wine & Brew ClassicFor the first time, Town Hall Brewery will take part in the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota's annual fundraising event – the Lupus Classic.
Twins Blog: Alex Meyer's First Big League StartWe're big fans of the Major League Debut here the the WCCO.com Twins Blog. That moment has come and gone for pitcher Alex Meyer.
Tap Talk: Wayzata Brew Works Opens On Lake MinnetonkaEven though Minnesota is indeed the "Land Of 10,000 Lakes", there are still far too few breweries that you can literally drive a boat up to and enjoy a beer. Now, you can do just that on Lake Minnetonka in Wayzata.

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