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Audit: Track Owners Shorted Horse Race Purses

Operators of a Minnesota horse racing track shorted race purses by nearly $437,000 over four years during which regulators failed to adequately scrutinize the payouts, a state audit released Tuesday concludes.

07/08/2014

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Deduno’s Rocky Start Costs Twins In 4-2 Loss

Josh Tomlin earned his first major league win since 2012, pitching into the seventh inning and leading the Cleveland Indians past the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Tuesday night.

05/06/2014

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Nature Wows At The Wildlife Science Center

It is an unmistakable sound in nature. A chorus of voices we don’t often get to hear up close, let alone see in person. But at the Wildlife Science Center in Columbus, visitors can witness this unique melody while learning at the same time. “Our mission is science education for kids that makes it fun,” said Peggy Callahan, the center’s executive director.

03/15/2014

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Racino Bill Aims To Solve Stadium Funding Woes

Funding for the Viking stadium has come up short at the Capitol in the past, but racino supporters say lawmakers can’t ignore it any longer.

04/08/2013

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Backstrom Carries Wild Past Blue Jackets

Niklas Backstrom made 24 saves, and newcomer Jason Pominville had a goal and an assist to help the Minnesota Wild snap a three-game losing streak with a 3-0 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday night.

04/07/2013

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Authorities Investigating Apparent Murder In Columbus

Authorities are looking for a suspect after a body was found in a cul de sac Monday in the north metro town of Columbus.

04/02/2013

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Another Charged For Allegedly Photographing Boys At YMCA

Phone calls from a man accused of photographing boys as they dressed in a YMCA locker room led to charges Friday for a Columbus, Minn., man who allegedly did the same thing.

03/22/2013

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Authorities Hope DNA Evidence Will Crack 1987 Case

The Anoka County sheriff’s department is hoping new DNA evidence will help crack a cold case that’s nearly 25 years old.

07/24/2012

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Anoka County Sheriff To Discuss 1987 Cold Case Murder

The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office will hold a press conference Monday to discuss developments in a cold case murder from 1987.

07/23/2012

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Wild Surge To 4-2 Win Over Blue Jackets

After a long five-game road trip, the Minnesota Wild are looking forward to returning home.

11/15/2011

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See Purported Longest, Oldest Haunted Hayride In Minn.

If you have the stamina for it, you might want to check out the spooky trail its owners claim is the oldest, longest haunted hayride in Minnesota.

10/26/2011

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Heatley Leads Wild To 4-2 Win Over Blue Jackets

Dany Heatley didn’t take long to make an impact for Minnesota, giving his new team a power-play goal and an assist in a 4-2 season-opening victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

10/08/2011