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(St. Paul, MN) -- The state Legislature went into a special session at seven this (Tuesday) morning, after Governor Mark Dayton and Republican leaders announced a deal on a new state budget. The agreement came Monday night, just before the midnight deadline. The goal is to start passing bill… Read more

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(Kerkhoven MN-)  The Kerkhoven City Council last night discussed appointing Kordell VanHuevlin mayor to fill out the remainder of Jim Rother's two-year term.  Rothers was elected last November, but resigned in April after a prolonged battle with the city council over him building a 54-foot c… Read more

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(St. Joseph MN-) The 12 young women who will compete for the title of Minnesota’s 64th Princess Kay of the Milky Way have been named, paving the way for each of them to have their likenesses carved in blocks of butter during the 2017 Minnesota State Fair. Read more

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(Willmar MN-)  A dog was taken to the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter in Willmar after a Sunday night biting incident.   Willmar Police Captain Mike Anderson says police were called to a convenience store on Southwest Litchfield Avenue at 11:26 p.m. regarding a dog bite.  When officers arrived the… Read more

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(New London MN-) The New London-Spicer School District was recently approached by the parents of an 8th grade student who objected to a book she was assigned to read. Superintendent Paul Carlson says the book "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie is part of the … Read more

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(St. Cloud, MN) -- Authorities say Westbound I094 was closed temporarily near St. Cloud after a concrete mix spill. The Minnesota State Patrol says a crash happened two miles from St. Cloud on I-94 West and Opportunity Drive, spilling concrete mix across the road. There were no serious injuries. Read more

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(Golden Valley, MN) -- State health officials say the measles outbreak has now hit nearly 70 people in four counties. The vast majority of cases involve Somoli Minnesotan children who are unvaccinated. Health officials are urging parents in affected counties to get their children vaccinated … Read more

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(Lutsen, MN) -- Officials are saying an Eagan teacher died suddenly during a race along the North Shore. The Cook County Sheriff's office says 41-year-old Jon Mathson collapsed and died Saturday morning during the 25K Superior Spring Trail Race. Mathson was a beloved sciene teacher at Eagan … Read more

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(St. Cloud MN-) Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce President Ken Warner is hospitalized in St. Cloud with a possible stroke. Warner was brought there after becoming ill yesterday morning. In a statement this morning from Chamber Board Chair Pat Solheid, "I talked to Ken this morning and … Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Lawmakers have until midnight tonight to send a budget to Governor Mark Dayton that he will sign. So far Dayton has vetoed all the budget bills the Republican-led legislature has sent him. On KWLM's Legislative Review this weekend I spoke to Representatives Dave Baker and Dean … Read more

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St. Paul, MN) -- State lawmakers are trying to hammer out a budget by today's (Monday's) deadline. Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith says they are making "slow, steady progress" on completing a two year, 46-billion-dollar package. Majority legislative Republicans compromised on Sunday and gave … Read more

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Lloyd Hanson, 96, of Granite Falls died Friday, May 19th at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.  … Read more

LOCAL AND REGIONAL SPORTS

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(Eden Prairie, MN) -- The Vikings begin the first of 10 Organized Team Activities today. The OTA sessions will run periodically through June 8th. A mandatory minicamp for all players will then take place from June 13th through the 15th. Read more

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(Baltimore, MD) -- Twins starting pitcher Phil Hughes is on the 10-day disabled list with shoulder discomfort. Hughes left Sunday's 6-4 loss to Kansas City to open a doubleheader after just four innings. He is 4-and-3 with a 5.74 ERA in nine starts this season. The Twins recalled pitcher Kyl… Read more

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(Baltimore, MD) -- Max Kepler homered and drove in four runs to key an offensive outburst as the Twins motored past the Orioles, 14-7, in Baltimore. Kepler collected three hits and scored three runs. Miguel Sano also homered on his way to four hits, three RBI and three runs scored in the win… Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Minnesota Lynx are back on the hardwood tonight hosting the Connecticut Sun at Xcel Energy Center. The teams will then rematch Friday in Connecticut. The Lynx are 3-and-0 after Saturday's 89-87 win in Dallas. The Sun sit at 0-and-2. Read more

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(Dallas, TX) -- Seimone Augustus scored the go-ahead two-point shot with four seconds left as the Lynx edged the Wings, 89-87, Saturday in Dallas. Sylvia Fowles led Minnesota with 27 points and 13 rebounds. Maya Moore scored 21 as the Lynx improved to 3-and-0. They'll host Connecticut tomorrow. Read more

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Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images(LONDON) -- It was the party of the year when the world's most famous bridesmaid, Pippa Middleton, finally became the bride. Middleton, who became famous for the figure-hugging dress she wore at the 2011 wedding of her sister, Princess Kate, to Prince William, ti… Read more

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