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(Benson MN-) A new assisted living facility is being planned to be built in Benson contingent upon arranging financing for the project. The Swift County Monitor News says the Swift County-Benson Health Services Board voted to engage Lancaster Pollard to assist in securing the financing. The … Read more

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(Waite Park, MN) -- A St. Cloud man is facing attempted murder charges following a shooting this week in Waite Park. Herbert Campbell is accused of shooting another man in the chest Monday night in the 200 block of Waite Avenue North. The victim remains hospitalized and is expected to surviv… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) An intersection that has been the site of serious injury and fatal crashes north of Willmar is going to get a safety make-over. MnDot District 8 (southwest and west central MN) has been awarded $900,000 dollars from the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) to construct a R… Read more

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(Spicer MN-) Another meeting comes up today for those needing or wanting faster internet in northwest Kandiyohi County. The county recently received a state grant to hire someone to lay down lines to homes and businesses to provide them with adequate broadband and internet service. County Co… Read more

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(Blomkest MN-) Fire destroyed cornstalk bales and damaged a cattle barn at a farm northwest of Blomkest yesterday afternoon.   At 4:52 p.m. fire crews were dispatched to the farm on 15th Street Southwest at 160th Avenue.   About 50 bales of cornstalks started on fire, and as the fire threate… Read more

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(Washington, DC) -- The two smallest counties in the Twin Cities area are leading the state when it comes to population growth according to new U.S. Census estimates. Carver County has doubled in size since 1990 and now has more than 100-thousand residents with the addition of over 16-hundre… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- Governor Dayton wants state lawmakers to act quickly to approve spending over 100-million dollars from the federal government on road projects this year. He says the state could lose the money if the legislation isn't on his desk by the end of next week. Dayton says the fun… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- Dozens of legislative Republicans don't want the state to receive roughly 900-million dollars from the federal government for a light rail line from Minneapolis to its southwest suburbs. More than 80 have signed on to a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao te… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- Como Zoo in St. Paul has two new young snow leopards, and hopes are the two will breed by next year. The three-year-old male made his public debut earlier this month, while the three-year-old female will be unveiled later this spring. He came to the zoo from France, while s… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- Eighteen southwest Minnesota counties have wiped out a housing waiting list for homeless veterans. The U-S Interagency on Homelessness and two other federal departments have sent a letter to the Southwest Continuum of Care region, notifying them of what the state calls an h… Read more

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With the tax deadline drawing near, the personal-finance website WalletHub followed up on its 2017 Tax Rates by State report with an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Most & Least Federally Dependent States to determine how much those with the lowest tax rates lean on Uncle Sam compared with t… Read more

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Nancy Tostenson, 60, of Montevideo, died Sunday, March 19, 201… Read more

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Milton M. Hamann, 89 of Belgrade, died March 20, 2017 at the B… Read more

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(Williams Arena, U of M Campus) -- The #3 seeded Central Minnesota Christian School Blue Jays (26-3) take on the North Woods (29-1) in the quarterfinals of the State Class A Boys Basketball Tournament this afternoon at Williams Arena. It's the third straight trip to state for the Jays, but t… Read more

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(Eden Prairie, MN) -- Newly signed Vikings running back Latavius Murray is recovering from successful ankle surgery. The team says they were aware Murray needed the surgery when they signed him last week. The club added that he's expected to make a full recovery and be ready for the start of… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- The Wild continue their three-game homestand tonight against the Philadelphia Flyers at The X. Minnesota snapped its five-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over San Jose on Tuesday. The Wild remain second in the Central Division with 94 points. The Flyers have 74 points. Read more

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(West Palm Beach, FL) -- Phil Hughes was tagged for six runs, five earned, in just two innings as the Twins lost to the Astros 8-4 in West Palm Beach. Matt Hague went 2-for-2 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored, while Eduardo Escobar had two hits and an RBI. The Twins face the Phillies toda… Read more

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(Los Angeles, CA) -- The Timberwolves begin a three-game road trip tomorrow in Los Angeles against the Lakers. Minnesota will also visit Portland and Indiana on the trek. The Wolves have lost four in-a-row to dip to 28-and-42 on the season. Read more

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims spiked higher last week, increasing by 15,000, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Labor Department. Read more

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