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(Willmar MN-) The American Red Cross is issuing an urgent call for blood and platelet donors to help tackle a winter blood shortage. Spokeswoman Sue Thesenga says here in Minnesota we need to collect one-thousand units of blood everyday to meet local demand. Local blood drives today take pla… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- A witness in the Starkey Laboratories embezzlement trial says computer searches found questionable documents. The company's chief information technology officer, Robert Duchscher, told a federal jury yesterday that two IT managers found documents including a W-2 form showin… Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- State officials are changing Lake Calhoun's name back to its original Dakota name, Bde Maka Ska. The Department of Natural Resources announced the approval of the new name yesterday. The name change will have to be approved for use on federal documents by the U.S. Board … Read more

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(Rochester, MN) -- A Rochester man is facing charges in the shooting death of a teen during a confrontation that followed an auto collision. Alexander Weiss says he acted in self-defense Sunday morning when he shot 17-year-old Muhammed Rahim after the teen nearly hit his car, then backed int… Read more

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(St. Paul MN-) For the first time since 2004, the St. Paul Winter Carnival will feature a large-scale ice palace. Construction of the planned seven-story-tall palace is underway with an opening date set for January 25th. This week Ecolab was announced as the title sponsor for the palace, but… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Willmar City Administrator Ike Holland envisions a city government campus in downtown Willmar, with buildings and a parking ramp perhaps linked with a skyway system similar to downtown Rochester. Holland presented his idea to the Willmar City Council at their work session Tuesd… Read more

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(Appleton MN-) An assessment of the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton is complete. The study of the 1,600-bed prison which has sat empty since 2010 was submitted to the legislature this week. The assessment was authorized through legislation carried by Senator Andrew Lang of Olivia l… Read more

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(Olmstead County, MN) -- A southern Minnesota man is facing sentencing after being convicted of stalking his longtime girlfriend to the point that she killed herself. The 37-year-old man was found guilty by jurors yesterday of stalking. Jurors were questioned after the verdict and said they … Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- The embezzlement trial for two executives and two associates at Starkey Labs is underway. Opening statements began yesterday in the 20-million-dollar case that has led to two years of back-and-forth accusations between the men and owner Bill Austin. The Assistant U.S. Attor… Read more

 

LOCAL AND REGIONAL SPORTS

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[Willmar, MN]-- The Cards rode a big first half to stay undefeated on the season with a crucial Central Lakes Conference victory over the Brainerd Warriors Thursday night in the Big Red Gym. Noah Slagter led the Cards with 23 points, while Ryan Slette came off the bench and added 20 for Willmar. Read more

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 [Willmar, MN]-- Willmar Nordic Skiing won its home meet in both the Boys and the Girls side on Thursday night. Willmar topped both St. John's Prep and St. Cloud Apollo in the races. The Boys won with 390, followed by  Apollo with 372 and St. John's Prep with 184. The girls won with 388, fol… Read more

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[Willmar, MN]-- Willmar lost to a very good Tech/Apollo team by a score of 10-1 on Thursday night. The combined St. Cloud team is currently 12-4 overall and 6-1 in the competitive Central Lakes Conference. They're ranked 16th in the state among the big schools by Minnesota-scores.net, and th… Read more

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(Houston, TX) -- Karl-Anthony Towns went off for 22 points, 16 rebounds and five blocks but the Timberwolves were crushed 116-98 by the Rockets in Houston. Jimmy Butler netted 23 points for Minnesota, which has lost two straight on the heels of a five-game winning streak. The Wolves host Tor… Read more

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(College Park, MD) -- Jordan Murphy posted 19 points and 14 rebounds but the Golden Gophers lost 77-66 at Maryland. Nate Mason added 14 points for Minnesota, which slipped to 14-and-7 on the season and 3-and-5 in Big Ten play. The Gophers take on Ohio State tomorrow at Madison Square Garden … Read more

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ABC/Mitch Haaseth(LOS ANGELES) -- On Scandal episode "Robin," Eli is seen lighting a body on fire in a junkyard and the reports it. Later, Liv and the gladiators meet and learn that the body is Quinn's. After Charlie realizes that Quinn and their unborn child are now dead, he reveals that he… Read more