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Bird Flu Takes Biggest Toll Yet As Virus Hits Chicken Farms

Poultry producers and scientists have been hoping warmer weather would knock down a virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest, but the virus recently took its biggest toll yet, hitting a farm in Iowa that held more than 5 percent of the state’s egg-laying chickens.

04/21/2015

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4 Things To Know: Wild’s Big Win, Latest In Boston Bombing Trial & More

From a big Minnesota Wild win to a new way to watch baseball, here are the four stories you need to know for Tuesday, Boston Bombing Death Decision Will Dzhokhar Tsarnaev live or die? The […]

04/21/2015

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High Winds Hitting 6 States, Including Minnesota

High winds are affecting a wide stretch of the upper Midwest, from Minnesota to western Pennsylvania. The National Weather Service says sustained winds Tuesday afternoon will top 30 mph, with gusts reaching 45 to 50 mph.

04/21/2015

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Best Up-&-Coming Local Brands In Minnesota

No stranger to innovation, Minnesotans have developed products from sandpaper to pacemakers and brands from Cheerios to TCBY. Read more about the five best new local brands in Minnesota, their location, and their founders.

04/21/2015

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In Less Than A Week, 5 Motorcyclists Have Died On Minn. Roads

State officials say five motorcyclists have died on Minnesota roads in less than a week, bringing the year’s fatality total up to six.

04/20/2015

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Good Weather Boosts Minnesota Small Grain Planting

Minnesota farmers have made early strides in planting small grains, thanks to good weather. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, farmers in Minnesota were able to plant over one-third of the expected small grain acreage and over half of the sugar beet acreage during the week ending Sunday.

04/20/2015

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Northern MN State Forest Fire Now 80 Percent Contained

Fire crews have the upper hand on a fire that has burned thousands of acres in a northern Minnesota state forest. The wildfire in Beltrami Island State Forest, just south of Warroad, broke out on Wednesday. Since then, nearly 5,000 acres have been burned.

04/20/2015

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Minn. Pickle Maker To Cut Large Percentage Of Workforce

Minnesota pickle maker Gedney Foods is set to slash more than half of its workforce. The Chaska-based company says it’s been forced to make the cuts after losing a major contract, according to the Business Journal.

04/20/2015

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Best Ways To Celebrate Earth Day In Minnesota

Don’t let Earth Day pass by without taking time to value its meaning.

04/20/2015

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Best Lakeside Getaways Near Minnesota

Get away this spring – without driving too far.

04/18/2015

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St. Croix River Stabbing Suspect Charged With Homicide

A teenager accused of stabbing a father of five while fishing on the St. Croix is expected in court this afternoon. The Polk County Sheriff’s office says 19-year-old Levi Arce-Kendall turned himself Thursday afternoon.

04/17/2015

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4 Things To Know: AP Reinstated, New Star Wars Trailer & More

From a big reinstatement in the NFL to an exciting new trailer for Star Wars, here are the four stories to know for Friday, April 17.

04/17/2015

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Federal Judge Rules Church Abuse Victims Have Until August To File Claims

People who were abused by priests and haven’t come forward may now have less time to do so. On Thursday, a federal judge ruled victims will have until Aug. 3 to file claims.

04/17/2015

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Best Places To Go On A Picnic In Minnesota

April 23rd marks National Picnic Day. Why not bask in the sun and enjoy a leisurely lunch outdoors? If you’re yearning for the ideal picnic spot, look no further than this list of five top places to picnic in Minnesota.

04/17/2015

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Suspect In St. Croix River Stabbing Turns Himself In

The man suspected of stabbing and killing a father of five during a fishing excursion has turned himself in.

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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Wander Minnesota: Take Mom Out For Mother’s Day

It’s almost here—one of the most popular restaurant days of the year. Have you made your Mother’s Day dining plans yet? If not, hop to. The last thing you want to have to do come May 10 is explain to Mom that you waited too long. Here are just a few suggestions of options for Mom’s day.

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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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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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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Best Gay Bars In Minnesota

The best of Twin Cities gay bars are found right here.

04/16/2015

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87-Year-Old Dead, Broadsided By Semi In Buffalo

An 87-year-old Buffalo, Minnesota, woman is dead after her car was broadsided by a semi.

04/15/2015

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Father Of 5 Stabbed, Killed In St. Croix River Fishing Dispute

Authorities are investigating after a western Wisconsin man was stabbed to death after a fishing dispute near the St. Croix River Tuesday night. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said the incident happened at about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday.

04/15/2015

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Police Pursuit Ends With Multiple Crashes In Andover, Suspect Arrested

The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office says a police pursuit ended in multiple crashes in Andover early Wednesday afternoon.

04/15/2015

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