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Southeasern Minn. Church Destroyed In Fire

A small church in southeastern Minnesota is a total loss after a fire early Thursday morning, according to the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities responded to the fire at about 2:50 a.m. at Henrytown Lutheran Church, located at 36190 County Road 18, which is north of the city of Canton.

04/16/2015

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Report: Number Of Reported STD Cases Up In 2014

New statistics from the Department of Health show that the number of reportable sexually transmitted diseases in Minnesota increased by 6 percent in the last year, with chlamydia being the most reported disease.

04/16/2015

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Tornado Sirens Sound Twice Thursday For Severe Weather Awareness Week

Tornadoes, thunderstorms and damaging hail. Minnesota gets its fair share of severe weather. That’s why the state is observing Sever Weather Awareness week.

04/16/2015

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Dunkin’ Donuts Opening 1st Metro Location By ‘End Of The Year’

The good news just keeps on coming for donut and coffee fans in Minnesota. On Thursday, Dunkin’ Donuts announced that 10 locations are in the works for the Twin Cities area.

04/16/2015

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Attorney Seeks Bail Modification In Slender Man Stabbing

The attorney for a 12-year-old Wisconsin girl accused of stabbing a classmate to please the horror character Slender Man has asked that her bail be reduced and she be allowed to move to a residential treatment center.

04/16/2015

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ALLETE Clean Energy Buys 2 Wind Farms For $47 Million

ALLETE Clean Energy is buying a wind generation facility near in southwestern Minnesota for $47.5 million.

04/16/2015

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Minnesota Unemployment Rate Stays At 3.7 Percent But Jobs Up

Minnesota’s unemployment rate is stuck at 3.7 percent for the eighth straight month.

04/16/2015

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Weather Watchers Reap The Sweet Rewards Of Retirement

When it’s time to retire, we generally think about slowing down, more down time to relax, but we have a couple of Weather Watchers who did just the opposite. They started a whole new chapter in their lives when they moved out of the cities and bought 11 acres in Lake City to start a vineyard.

04/16/2015

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Mississippi Likely To Choose Minnesota Firm For Testing Contract

Mississippi’s State Board of Education is poised to award a statewide testing contract to Questar Assessment, a Minnesota-based group.

04/16/2015

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4 Things To Know: Gyrocopter On US Capitol, TIME’s Most Influential & More

From a strange landing on the U.S. Capitol lawn to a list of the most influential people, here are the four stories you need to know for Thursday, April 16.

04/16/2015

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DeRusha Eats: The Capital Grille

Kobe beef. It is supposed to be some of the most flavorful beef in the world. And it’s usually found on high end steak menus. Kobe beef burgers can cost as much as $50! Crazy, right? But now you can get a similar flavor for a fraction of the cost at one Minneapolis restaurant.

04/16/2015

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Apple Valley Woman Gets 90-Day Sentence In Distracted Driving Fatal Crash

A 29-year-old woman who caused a fatal crash when she ran a red light while dialing her phone will spend 90 days behind bars, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.

04/16/2015

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Baby Food Maker Recalls Products That May Contain Glass

Beech-Nut is recalling nearly a ton of baby food products that may contain small pieces of glass. The USDA says the affected baby food is 4-ounce glass jars of Stage 2 Beech-Nut Classics Sweet Potato and Chicken.

04/16/2015

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Charges Expected In Andover Police Chase

Charges are expected Thursday after a police pursuit ended in Andover with multiple crashes Wednesday. Randy Thomas Vaught, 34, is suspected of breaking into a home in Blaine Wednesday afternoon.

04/16/2015

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Canine Flu Outbreak Hits Midwest, But Not Minnesota

The Midwest has become the epicenter of a canine flu outbreak. While the virus has not appeared in Minnesota, it has been detected in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

04/16/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

We are so close to the weekend and there is plenty to do in the Twin Cities.

04/16/2015

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UnitedHealth Hikes Forecast, Shares Edge To New Heights

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH) on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $1.41 billion. On a per-share basis, the Minneapolis-based company said it had net income of $1.46.

04/16/2015

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Legalized Silencers, Other Gun Measures Head To House Floor

A handful of gun bills are ready for a final vote. The Minnesota House was expected to take up bills Thursday that would legalize gun silencers and remove a requirement that gun permit owners notify state officials before bringing a firearm onto Capitol grounds. Other measures were also set for a vote.

04/16/2015

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Good Question: When Should You Get A Second Opinion?

Actress Rita Wilson revealed to People Magazine she was diagnosed with breast cancer, but she said her first doctor didn’t catch it. She went to another doctor after feeling something wasn’t quite right. It was that second doctor, and then later a third, who caught the cancer early. Now, she’s encouraging others to ask for second opinions.

04/15/2015

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Royals Take 1st Loss As Gibson, Twins Win 3-1

Kansas City became the last team in the majors to lose this season, as Kyle Gibson pitched into the seventh inning and Oswaldo Arcia hit a two-run homer for the Minnesota Twins in a 3-1 victory over the Royals on Wednesday night.

04/15/2015

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Thunder Beat Timberwolves, 138-113, But Still Miss Playoffs

Russell Westbrook went out with a bang.

Westbrook scored 37 points in Oklahoma City’s 138-113 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night that was rendered moot by New Orleans’ playoff-clinching in over San Antonio.

04/15/2015

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Lung Transplant Recipient Honors Her Donor For The Gift Of Life

Taking a deep breath is something most of us take for granted. Nikki Dumonceaux learned at age 5 that it was something that would become harder and harder for her to do on her own. Eventually, she was put on the lung transplant list. Today, Nikki celebrates life while honoring her donor.

04/15/2015

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Minnesota Under Red Flag Warning For Fire Risk

The entire state of Minnesota is under a red flag warning Wednesday. The fire danger is extreme because of warm, windy and dry weather. Gov. Mark Dayton is authorizing the Minnesota National Guard to help fight wildfires.

04/15/2015

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Dayton Authorizes National Guard To Help Fight Wildfires

Gov. Mark Dayton is authorizing the Minnesota National Guard to help fight wildfires in the state. Dayton on Wednesday signed an executive order to provide emergency assistance to the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center.

04/15/2015

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Driver’s Cigarette Butt Lights Car, Grass On Fire

A driver trying to toss a cigarette butt out her open window ended up burning her car down to wreckage and starting a grass fire that burned through two acres of land.

04/15/2015

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New Eats At Target Field

On Tuesday, April 7, Target Field unveiled some of the new foods available for the 2015 Twins season. Here are some of the highlights.

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Spring Snowstorm – March 22

The calendar may have turned to spring, but for many parts of Minnesota it’s a return to winter’s snow and ice.

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St. Paddy’s Day Northern Lights

A severe geomagnetic storm ignited an epic outbreak of the aurora borealis across northern latitudes world-wide over the last two nights.

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Minnesota Marks MLK Day

Politicians commemorated the event at programs, demonstrators marched to highlight injustice, and Minnesota remembered the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Minnehaha Falls Ice Caves

Winter means ice caves at Minnehaha Falls near Hiawatha Avenue in southeast Minneapolis. Check out these views of frozen majesty.

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Protesters Shut Down 35W In Minneapolis

A crowd protesting the grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case have shut down northbound Interstate 35W in Minneapolis Thursday afternoon.

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Hunger Mission 2014 Radiothon

Check out images from the Hunger Mission 2014 radiothon.

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