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(Willmar MN-) People who want to ring bells for the Salvation Army were able to help resolve a hostage situation at Cashwise Foods in Willmar Friday. Chad Koosman, who puts on the annual Celebrate the Light of the World Christmas light display north of Willmar, was tied up in 100 strings of … Read more

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(Benson MN-) The Swift County Monitor News says a group of parents spoke to the Benson School Board last month and voiced their concerns about the persistantly losing records of the high school sports teams. From 2013 to 2017, the football team is 3 and 42, the boys basketball team is 42 and… Read more

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(Willmar MN-)  Marketing Concepts of Spicer is coming to Willmar. Willmar Planning and Development Director Bruce Peterson says Marketing Concepts owner Diane Buzzeo has purchased a building on High Avenue, near the Willmar Community Center in Northeast Willmar and is renovating it for occup… Read more

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(St. Paul MN-) Minnesota Republican party Chair Jennifer Carnahan calls the sexual harassment allegations against Senator Al Franken "deeply disturbing" and she's calling on Franken to resign. Asked why Carnahan hasn't called for Republican State Representative Tony Cornish--who also faces a… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- The Minnesota Supreme Court is upholding Governor Dayton's veto of the state House and Senate budgets. The court ruled yesterday that Dayton was acting within his powers when he line-item vetoed legislative funding during a budget dispute in May. The ruling also said that t… Read more

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(Washington, DC) -- Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar is condemning behavior by Senator Al Franken that has been revealed in sexual harassment allegations by a Los Angeles radio personality. Klobuchar is calling for a Senate Ethics Committee investigation into the allegations. Radio news ancho… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- A state task force is setting new limits on opioid prescriptions by doctors who participate in the Medicaid program. The rule was adopted yesterday by the state's Opioid Prescribing Work Group. Doctors who exceed the new state dosage limit for more than half their patients … Read more

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(Washington DC-) U-S Senator Al Franken is accused by a female radio anchor of a groping incident in 2006. Leeann Tweeden says she and Franken were part of a USO show in the Middle East when Franken insisted the two rehearse a kiss for the show. Tweeden says she resisted, then said ok, so Fr… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Kandiyohi County Administrator Larry Kleindl says even though CTC announced in August they will not do a 10 million dollar project to expand high speed internet availability in the county, the problem hasn't gone away. Kleindl says a few companies have announced some smaller ex… Read more

 

LOCAL AND REGIONAL SPORTS

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(St. Paul, MN) -- The Wild scored four goals in the final seven minutes of the game and stunned the Predators, 6-4, in Saint Paul. Jared Spurgeon scored two of the four late goals. Eric Staal tied the game with five minutes remaining before Jason Zucker put the Wild up for good. Matt Dumba a… Read more

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(Dallas, TX) -- The Timberwolves are in Dallas to take on the Mavericks tonight. Minnesota has won two in-a-row following Wednesday's 98-86 home win over the Spurs. The Wolves improved to 9-and-5 on the year. The Mavs sit at 2-and-13. Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- Two of the hottest teams hookup on Sunday as the Vikings host the Los Angeles Rams at US Bank Stadium. The Vikings have rattled off five straight wins behind quarterback Case Keenum, who will start again this weekend. Minnesota is 7-and-2 and holds a two-game lead on Det… Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Golden Gophers are back on the hardwood Sunday hosting Western Carolina at Williams Arena. Minnesota is 3-and-0 following Wednesday's 107-81 rout of Niagara. Read more

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(Evanston, IL) -- The Golden Gophers meet Northwestern tomorrow in their final road game of the football season. Minnesota will then host Wisconsin to close out the year on November 25th. At 5-and-5. the Gophers need to win one of their final two games to become bowl eligible. The Wildcats h… Read more

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Bill Murray and Warren Oates in "Stripes"; Columbia Pictures/Getty Images (NEW YORK) --"That's the fact, Jack!"  CBS is developing a comedy based on Bill Murray and Harold Ramis' 1981 hit movie comedy Stripes, according to Deadline. Read more