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2 Minnesota Helicopters, Crew Dispatched To Washington Fire

Minnesota is dispatching two Blackhawk helicopters and 14 associated personnel to help fight the wildfires in Washington state. Gov. Mark Dayton issued an executive order Friday to provide the assistance in a state dealing with widespread fires that are chewing up hundreds of thousands of acres.

08/21/2015

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FDA Approves OxyContin For Children 11 And Older

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the powerful painkiller OxyContin for a new use in children 11 to 16 who are suffering from severe, long-term pain.

08/17/2015

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Body Of WA Woman, 82, Found In Burning Home Near Park Rapids

Firefighters found the remains of a 82-year-old Washington state woman in the aftermath of a house fire near Park Rapids Monday afternoon. The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office says fire crews were called to a burning home on the north side of Portage Lake at 1 p.m.

07/28/2015

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Sheriff: 2 Bodies Recovered From Wreckage Of Minn. Plane

A sheriff says two bodies have been recovered from wreckage of a small plane that crashed in northern Washington state. Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo says the plane’s tail registration number matches that of an aircraft reported missing from Minnesota.

07/15/2015

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Wash. Woman Arrested On I-94 In Moorhead With $250K Of Pot

A Washington state woman is in Clay County Jail after a traffic stop led to the discovery of about $250,000 of marijuana. Moorhead police say an officer pulled over 29-year-old Leila Tarez Maamari for speeding on Interstate 94 Wednesday at about 2:20 a.m.

07/15/2015

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Maple Grove Man Killed While Climbing Mt. Rainier

A Maple Grove family is mourning the loss of their son, who died while climbing Mount Rainier in Washington State. On Saturday, searchers found a body matching the description of 25-year-old Kyle Bufis.

06/13/2015

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Nat’l Fitness Index Ranks Twin Cities At No. 2

The eighth annual American Fitness Index is out, and the Twin Cities comes in at Number 2.

05/19/2015

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FDA Moves To Halt Medtronic’s Production Of Drug Pump

The Food and Drug Administration has filed a court order against medical device giant Medtronic over repeated problems with its implantable drug pumps that went uncorrected for years.

04/27/2015

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Top Mountain Climbing Destinations In The U.S.

Among the country’s five best mountain climbing destinations are the highest point in North America and one of the world’s most famous natural landmarks.

04/03/2015

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Officer Scott Patrick To Be Honored At National Event

Slain Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick is being recognized at a National Police Week event in Washington, D.C. this May. will be honored at the Annual National Peace Officer’s Memorial Service in front of the Capitol and his name will be etched into the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial a few blocks away.

03/08/2015

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Fugitive Cult Leader Awaiting Extradition Back To US

A fugitive from Minnesota is now awaiting extradition back to the United States. Victor Barnard, who spent the last year on the US Marshal Service’s most wanted list, is accused of having sex with young girls in his religious camp near Finlayson, some as young as 12 years old.

03/02/2015

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About 35,000 Apply For Section 8 Housing In The Metro

Numbers from the Metropolitan Council show that nearly 40,000 people applied last week seeking Section 8 housing in the metro area.

03/01/2015

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Fugitive Minnesota Religious Sect Leader Captured In Brazil

A former leader of a rural Minnesota Christian community who fled the U.S. after facing sexual abuse charges was captured Friday by Brazilian military police. According to the Brazilian newspaper Globo, 53-year-old Victor Barnard was arrested in a beach condo on the country’s northeastern coast.

02/28/2015

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Minnesota Delegation Included In Washington Counter-Terrorism Summit

Officials believe terror groups are still here, recruiting in Minnesota. A delegation from the state will travel to Washington next week to be part of a summit on countering violent extremism. The goal is to find ways to engage at-risk communities and to stop extremists from recruiting for terror groups.

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Rep. Rick Nolan’s Daughter Has Advanced Lung Cancer

Rep. Rick Nolan, from northern Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District, was not in Washington on Tuesday.

01/06/2015

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Thousands Gather To Protest Redskins Name

Thousands of people gathered Sunday morning outside TCF Bank Stadium to protest the Washington Reskins team name. The protesters say the name is the only one in the NFL that is considered a racial slur.

11/02/2014

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More Minnesota Counties Qualify For Disaster Aid

The U.S. Department has designated 18 more Minnesota counties as primary natural disaster areas due to heavy rain, flooding and cold temperatures from May 1 through July 1. The designation makes farmers and ranchers in those counties eligible for low-interest emergency loans if they meet the eligibility requirements.

09/25/2014

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Minn. Couple Paddles To Wash. DC For BWCA Protection

Dave and Amy Freeman are making their way to Washington, D.C. — in a canoe. The couple is paddling 2,000 miles from Ely to the nation’s capitol. They’re on a mission to draw attention to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

09/06/2014

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Tip: Man Sought In Minnesota Seen In Washington

Washington State Patrol detectives say they’ve gotten what they think is a credible tip that a self-professed minister accused of sexually abusing at least two girls at his religious fellowship in rural Minnesota has been seen in Raymond, near the Washington coast.

08/13/2014

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Good Question: How Did Mount Rushmore Get Started?

As many as 3 million people a year visit Mount Rushmore. It’s become a summer vacation destination for a lot of families in Minnesota and nationwide. And it has quite a history.

08/05/2014

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Road Fund Standoff Stokes Worry In Minnesota

The current congressional standoff over highway construction dollars is causing some discomfort among the people charged with keeping Minnesota’s roads and bridges in proper shape. Without a deal soon between Congress and President Barack Obama, the federal Highway Trust Fund could run dry. That could create problems for states like Minnesota that depend heavily on federal money for expensive road projects.

07/16/2014

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Park-Hopping Obama Strikes Chord About Gridlock

Over two days, President Barack Obama took in two of Minnesota’s most scenic parks all while he talked about how ugly Washington had become. Obama headed back to Washington on Friday after his stay in Minneapolis, where he spoke extensively about how gridlock has stymied economic progress.

06/27/2014

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Facing Headwinds, Obama Courts ‘Real America’

President Barack Obama said Thursday that Washington needs to stop “playing to the most fringe elements of politics” and help Americans who are fighting to make ends meet, as he spent an afternoon with a working mother who wrote to him about her struggles.

06/26/2014

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Moore’s Double-Double Leads Lynx Past Mystics

Maya Moore had 20 points and 10 rebounds, leading the Minnesota Lynx to a 75-65 victory over the Washington Mystics on Friday night.

06/20/2014

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St. Paul Man Among Missing Climbers Presumed Dead

A Twin Cities family is coming to terms with the fact that their missing son is likely dead after going on a mountain climbing trip last week. Mark Mahaney, 26, of St. Paul, Minn. was one of six climbers who went missing last Wednesday on Mount Rainier in Washington. The National Park Service said they were all likely killed in a 3,300 foot fall near their last known location.

06/02/2014

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