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(St. Paul, MN) -- Minnesota's latest economic forecast comes out tomorrow (Tuesday), and it will give lawmakers an idea of how much money they'll have for a new state budget. Democratic Governor Mark Dayton expects the projected surplus to be about the same as the last forecast in November -… Read more

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(St. Cloud MN-) The Stearns County Sheriff’s office has taken several phone scam reports where residents of Stearns County are being called and advised that their grandchild is in jail. The suspects identify themselves as a supervisor of the jail and that they need to receive Walmart gift ca… Read more

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(Montevideo MN-) People interested in deer will have a chance to discuss goals and values that could define Minnesota’s first-ever deer management plan at a public engagement meeting the Department of Natural Resources will host in Montevideo on Monday, Feb. 27, at T.A.C.C. Minnesota Army Na… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) A Willmar man accused of kidnapping his girlfriend's child is expected to appear in Kandiyohi County District Court today. Willmar Police say on Friday morning they got a phone call from a woman who said her 8-month-old child was taken from her home the night before after she h… Read more

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(St. Paul MN-) The Minnesota Senate votes today (11am start) on allowing liquor stores to be open on Sundays in Minnesota, but Republican Majority Leader Paul Gazelka says he won't predict the outcome. And his view on Sunday liquor sales? Read more

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(Lake Henry MN-) A crash near Lake Henry sent two people to the hospital yesterday afternoon. The state patrol says a van driven by 62-year-old Kathryn Stangler of Albany was westbound on Stearns County Road 32 when she struck a car traveling southbound on Highway 4, north of Lake Henry, dri… Read more

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(Grand Rapids, MN) -- A Grand Rapids woman will avoid spending the rest of her life in prison thanks to a guilty plea to a lesser charge in the beheading death of a Hibbing man in October. Kayleene Greniger entered a guilty plea Friday in Itasca County District Court to second-degree intenti… Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- A shoving match inside the Minneapolis Institute of Art is under investigation. It happened Saturday when people described by witnesses as looking like neo-Nazis entered and were followed by several who had been outside protesting the Trump administration's immigration p… Read more

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(Atlanta, GA) -- Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison will not be heading up the Democratic Party. He lost to former Labor Secretary Tom Perez over the weekend in the party's election for a new chair by a vote of 235-to-200. Ellison was appointed deputy chair of the Democratic National Commit… Read more

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Nicole Ruff, 44, of Granite Falls, died Monday, February 20th … Read more

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Richard Sand, 54, of Granite Falls, died Wednesday, February 2… Read more

LOCAL AND REGIONAL SPORTS

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(Undated) -- The Wild are bolstering their front line. Multiple outlets report the Wild have acquired center Martin Hanzal, winger Ryan White and a fourth-round pick from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for a 2017 first-round pick, 2018 second-round selection and a conditional pick in 2019. … Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- Minnesota win streak is up to seven games as the Golden Gophers drilled Penn State, 81-71, Saturday at Williams Arena. Jordan Murphy and Nate Mason each scored 16 points in the win. The 22-and-7 Gophers play their final regular season home game on Thursday versus Nebrask… Read more

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(Sacramento, CA) -- The Timberwolves continue their four-game road trip tonight in Sacramento against the Kings. The Wolves opened the trek with a 142-130 loss in Houston on Saturday. They sit at 23-and-36 overall. The Kings are 25-and-34. Read more

  • Learfield Wire Services

(Houston, TX) -- The Houston Rockets launched 58 long-range shots, hitting 22 in a 142-130 win over Minnesota Saturday night in Texas. Karl-Anthony Towns had 37 points and 22 rebounds, while Andrew Wiggins scored 30. Wiggins has scored at least 20 points in 17 straight games, but it wasn't e… Read more

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