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Firewood Shortage Up North Could Hit Twin Cities Next

With the cooler weather comes the urge to light up the fireplace. That could be difficult for some parts of the state, and maybe in the Twin Cities before long. That means the time to buy firewood may be right now, while supplies last.

09/19/2014

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Best Fall Sports Leagues For Kids In Minnesota

Help your kids learn vital life-long skills like teamwork, sportsmanship and cooperation. Opportunities abound with fall programs at your local high school, park and recreation center and other youth athletic associations.

09/19/2014

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Fmr. Richmond Mayor Arrested On Suspicion Of Embezzlement

The former mayor of the small Stearns County city of Richmond has been arrested and released. Scott Kron is under investigation for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from the town’s baseball association. Kron resigned his office earlier this summer citing health and personal reasons.

09/18/2014

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Census: More Than 175K MN Children Live In Poverty

Numbers released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau reveal how many children in Minnesota are living in poverty. Fourteen percent of kids in the state of Minnesota lived in poverty in the last year. That’s about 176,000 children.

09/18/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 29: Matt Cassel #16 of the Minnesota Vikings hands the football off to teammate Matt Asiata #44 during the first quarter of the game on August 29, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Peterson Absence Tough But Real For Vikings

NFL teams make succession plans all the time for players moving past their prime. The sudden absence of Adrian Peterson from Minnesota’s backfield, however, could not have been anticipated.

09/18/2014

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2 Arrested In State Fair Armed Robbery

Minnesota State Fair officials say two people are now arrested in connection with the armed robbery where suspects took more than $10,000 from a fair exhibit. The robbery occurred on Friday, Aug. 29 at the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild exhibit at the Agriculture Horticulture Building.

09/18/2014

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Best Places To Celebrate Oktoberfest In Minnesota

Oktoberfest is more than just St. Patrick’s Day for Germans. It’s a celebration of culture, food and beer.

09/18/2014

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Reality Check: Why Is So Much Political Ad Money Being Spent In N. Minn.?

The barrage of political campaign ads has begun in Minnesota. That’s no surprise. What is unexpected, however, is all the early spending on two Minnesota Congressional seats. For more than two decades, 7th District Democratic Congressman Collin Peterson was untouchable– and unbeatable. So why are Democrats spending a fortune to run this attack ad on his little known opponent, Torey Westrom?

09/17/2014

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Small Plane Crash In Longville

A small plane crashed at the airport in Longville with at least two people aboard. The crash in northern Minnesota happened around midday Tuesday, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. The plane caught fire, and its pilot and passenger were taken to a hospital in Brainerd.

09/17/2014

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Enterovirus 68 Confirmed In Minnesota Child

The Minnesota Department of Health says they have a identified a case of enterovirus 68 in a child who was hospitalized with acute respiratory symptoms.

09/17/2014

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Best Pizza In Minnesota

A great slice of pizza is hard to beat, and these local pizza joints won’t let you down.

09/17/2014

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Grand Rapids Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty To Criminal Sexual Conduct

A 24-year-old correctional officer has pleaded guilty to charges accusing him of a series of alleged sexual assaults involving a 15-year-old girl at a juvenile correctional facility, the Itasca County Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

09/16/2014

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61-Year-Old Killed In Clear Lake Farming Accident

The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office says a 61-year-old man died Monday afternoon when the tractor he was operating flipped over on top of him. At 5:18 p.m., deputies were called to the farming accident on the 8500 block of State Street in Clear Lake, Minn.

09/16/2014

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U.S. Extremism Fight Could Take Cue From Minnesota

When young men from Minneapolis began traveling to Somalia seven years ago to join a terror group in the midst of a civil war, investigators trying to stop the recruiting went straight to the city’s large Somali community to build trust and gain understanding.

09/16/2014

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Minnesota Drivers Need To Start Watching For Deer

Minnesota’s deer hunting season is just around the corner, which means it’s also time to start keeping a closer eye on the sides of the road. A new survey from State Farm Insurance estimates that about one in every 88 drivers in Minnesota will hit a deer this year.

09/16/2014

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