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Tree Falls On House, Trapping Winona Woman Under Roof

A Winona woman says she’s lucky to be alive Wednesday night after a tree fell on her house.

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Homeowners Begin Cleanup After Massive Fly Infestation

Earlier this month we told you about some Isanti County families who were dealing with a serious fly issue. Homeowners along County Road 42 were dealing with a major fly infestation.

06/29/2015

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Minnesota Man With ALS Hopes Stem Cells Save His Life

A Minnesota man living with Lou Gehrig’s Disease is hoping a unique treatment can help him defy the odds.

06/26/2015

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Joy And Optimism In Minnesota After Timberwolves Take Towns

Thousands of long-suffering Minnesota Timberwolves fans filed into Target Center on Thursday night to see their downtrodden team enjoy a rare moment in the NBA’s driver’s seat. They came to see their team select Kentucky big man Karl-Anthony Towns with the No. 1 overall pick, and they did not go home disappointed.

06/25/2015

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Timberwolves Fans Excited For NBA Draft Night

It’s a big day for Minnesota basketball fans. The NBA Draft is being held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Thursday night, and the Timberwolves have the No. 1 overall pick.

06/25/2015

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Bird Flu-Related Layoffs Harming Faribault’s Economy, Residents

It has been nearly three weeks since the last reported case of the bird flu in Minnesota. But the state has been hit hard since the outbreak began in March. About nine million turkeys and more than 100 farms have been lost.

06/24/2015

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Sheriff: 74-Year-Old Struck By Dump Truck Tire, Killed

A 74-year-old Backus man is dead after he was hit by a tire that came off a dump truck last Wednesday, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office.

06/23/2015

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Owner Of One-Of-A-Kind Stillwater Bookstore Looking To Sell

A very unique bookstore in downtown Stillwater is looking for a storybook ending. St. Croix Antiquarian Booksellers has some of the rarest and oldest books and maps in Minnesota.

06/20/2015

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Minnesota Company Helping Churches Ramp Up Security

A Minnesota company has been following what happened in Charleston very closely.

06/19/2015

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Byron Buxton Set To Make Target Field Debut With Twins

A near sellout crowd is expected at Target Field in Minneapolis as the Minnesota Twins host the St. Louis Cardinals. It’s largely because the top prospect in the Twins’ organization is making his first game appearance at Target Field.

06/17/2015

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Wisconsin DNR Wants To Find Bald Eagle Killer

A reward is now being offered for information leading to the conviction of the person who shot and killed a bald eagle. The eagle was found on March 17 in a brush pile near the town of Forest, Wisconsin in St. Croix County.

06/16/2015

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Wildlife Rehab Center Overwhelmed With Unorphaned Animals

It’s the time of year when you notice baby robins, baby bunnies and even the occasional fawn in your back yard. Homeowners like to protect and care for these animals, but this year they may be caring a little too much.

06/15/2015

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U Of M Researcher Pushes For Drought-Resistant Grasses On Campus

Despite all the rain we had in May, some of the state is still experiencing moderate drought conditions — and it’s expected that will expand once we get to drier months like July and August.

06/08/2015

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Gas Prices Peaked For The Year, Experts Say

You may not have noticed much of a change at the gas pumps over the past week, but there is good news ahead — experts say gas prices have hit their peak for the year.

06/08/2015

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Woman Dies After Fall From Abandoned Grain Elevator In Minneapolis

A young woman is dead after falling several floors inside an abandoned grain elevator. Minneapolis fire officials say the woman and two of her friends were climbing inside the elevator, just before 10 p.m. Saturday.

06/07/2015

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Local Multi-Sport Athlete Has Incredible Senior Year

It may be impossible to have a better senior year than the one Nathan Brinker is having. He’s a human highlight reel from a town of just over 600, having won state in football, wrestling and True Team track.

06/05/2015

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Vikings Stadium: Roof Truss Connected, Last Concrete Poured

Construction of the new Vikings stadium hit several key milestones this week. With just over a year to go before construction is completed, several new features are starting to take shape. The roof truss that will support the entire roof of the stadium has been connected.

06/05/2015

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Blow Flies In Manure Causing Major Problems In Isanti County

A fly infestation is creating the wrong kind of buzz in Isanti County. Neighbors along 289th Avenue say it’s gotten so bad, they can’t even spend time working in their yards. County officials say manure spread onto a nearby field is to blame.

06/04/2015

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Feuding Bald Eagles Wake West St. Paul Neighborhood

People in a West St. Paul neighborhood woke up to an unusual site this morning.

06/03/2015

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Power Plant Worker Charged With Making Explosive Threats

A former nuclear power plant employee has been charged with making terroristic threats. According to court documents, 58-year-old Robert Johnson threatened union officials after losing his job at the Monticello nuclear power plant.

05/27/2015

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Cloquet Car Dealership Gets Flak, Support For Free Gun Offer

A Cloquet car dealership is getting a lot of attention by offering a very unique deal. During the month of May, they are offering a free handgun with the purchase of a car. If you spend close to $4,995 on a new vehicle, you automatically have the option of a free Ruger handgun or a lawn mower.

05/22/2015

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Prosecutor: Terror Suspected Threatened To Kill FBI Agents

Prosecutors say a Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group told an informant he’d kill FBI agents if they tried to stop him, while another told friends he’d “spit on America” at the U.S.-Mexico border.

05/21/2015

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Stranger Lured 2 Kids From Homes In N. Minneapolis

Parents in North Minneapolis are on edge tonight after a man lured two boys away from their neighborhood.

Neighbors say they saw a stranger approach two 5- and 11-year-old boys and then walk with them away from their homes.

05/19/2015

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New Twisted Trees Produce Apples On Their Own

There’s a new concept in apple trees that’s starting to take off: trees that produce two different kinds of apples like Honey Crisp and McIntosh. The trees are called Apple Twist, and are grown at a farm in Wisconsin. But you can now find them at places like Leitner’s Garden Center in St. Paul.

05/15/2015

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Convict Coach Accused Of Trying To Contact Victim From Jail

An ex-tennis coach, serving time for sexually assaulting a girl, is facing new accusations he tried to contact his victim again.

05/14/2015

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