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(Various, MN) Today marks the second anniversary of Prince's death from an accidental fentanyl overdose. Governor Mark Dayton says Prince and his talents "led an era of music and showcased Minnesota to the world." Dayton says it's a time to celebrate the music icon's legacy, so he has declar… Read more

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(New London, MN) Earth Day is Sunday, but Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center near Spicer is putting on their observance today (Saturday). The event goes from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. It begins with a free breakfast. There will be a bug show and a sloppy joe lunch will be available for $5… Read more

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(Hutchinson MN-)  A Kandiyohi man will be in Hutchinson Saturday, remembering his cousin who went missing in Vietnam exactly 50 years ago.   Ron Mackedanz says his cousin Lyle Mackedanz was in a helicopter on April 21st 1968 when it was hit by anti-aircraft fire, killing Lyle and 5 others.  … Read more

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(St. Paul MN-) The Minnesota House on a vote of 123-to-1 has given thumbs-up to nine million dollars for deputy registrars across Minnesota, for losses incurred due to continuing problems with the MN-LARS vehicle registration system. Willmar Republican Dave Baker says deputy registrars are M… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) A Hollywood red-carpet-style event takes place Saturday at The Willmar Civic Center to draw attention to the problem of human trafficking. It's called "Break the Silence-End Human Trafficking" and goes from 2 to 10 p.m. Event Coordinator Israel Mireles says upon arriving, guest… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) The Minnesota Surpreme Court Wednesday disbarred Willmar Attorney George Hulstrand Junior. In a 16-page ruling, the justices said disbarment is the appropriate discipline for an attorney who misappropriated client funds and failed to safeguard client funds. It also said Hulstra… Read more

LOCAL AND REGIONAL SPORTS

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(Winnipeg, Manitoba) -- The season is over for the Minnesota Wild. They lost to the Jets 5-0 last night in Game Five of their first-round playoff series in Winnipeg and lost the series 4-1. Minnesota goalie Devan Dubnyk was pulled after giving up four goals on just 10 shots. The Wild lost in… Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Timberwolves battle the Houston Rockets tonight in Game Three at the Target Center. The T'wolves trail the series 2-0 and need a win to stay competitive in the series. No team has ever rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win a series in NBA history. Tip-off is at 6:30 p.m. Read more

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(St. Petersburg, FL) -- Pinch-runner John Field scored the walk-off run from second base on an error as the Rays clipped the Twins 8-7 in 10 innings from St. Petersburg. Eddie Rosario hit a grand slam in the eighth as the Twins rallied from a four-run deficit. Logan Morrison homered in the M… Read more

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(Eagan, MN) -- The Vikings' 2018 regular-season schedule is out. They begin the season hosting the San Francisco 49ers on September 9th. Minnesota travels to Green Bay in Week Two to start a stretch of three road games in four weeks. The Packers will visit the defending champion Philadelphia… Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Timberwolves try to get back in their first round series with the Rockets when they meet in Game Three tonight at the Target Center. The Wolves find themselves in an 0-2 hole after losing both games in Houston. Game Four is also at the Target Center on Monday. Read more

NATIONAL NEWS:

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iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) -- At least seven bus drivers in DeKalb County, Georgia, were fired from their jobs for organizing a three-day "sick out" after they felt their voices were not heard on a variety of topics from fixing potholes to salary and retirement concerns. Read more

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