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(St. Paul, MN) -- Governor Mark Dayton says it would be "disruptive" if the National Guard ever came into Minnesota to round up illegal immigrants. The Democrat Dayton had a strong response Friday to reports that the Trump White House was considering the use of as many as 100-thousand Guard … Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- When two new members of the U-S Bank Stadium's oversight panel are named next week, they will immediately face pointed questions from state lawmakers. Governor Mark Dayton plans to appoint an interim chairperson to replace Michele Kelm-Helgen, who resigned this week. Mem… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) West Central Steel in Willmar is planning a major expansion. Willmar Planning and Development Director Bruce Peterson says the manufacturer located at 19th Street and Gorton Avenue Northwest has purchased the old Chappel Central property to the west and plans to put up a huge b… Read more

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(Chanhassen, MN) -- The National Weather Service reports Friday's high temperature of 63 degree in the Twin Cities broke a record for the date and fell just one degree short of the all-time record for the month of February. Willmar hit 61, breaking the previous record of 58 set back in 1981.… Read more

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(St. Paul MN-) Senator Andrew Lang's first bill is now law. Delivering needed assistance to Minnesota’s 74,000 farmers, Governor Mark Dayton today signed the bipartisan $35 million Rural Finance Authority legislation, Authored by the Freshman Republican Senator Lang from Olivia, into law. Read more

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(Rochester MN-) The Mayo Clinc says a team of surgeons, physicians and other health professionals recently completed a near-total face transplant on a Wyoming man on Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus. The extensive, life-changing surgery will improve the patient’s ability to chew, swallow, spea… Read more

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(Grove City MN-) The ACGC School Board is down to it's final three candidates for superintendent. Board member Megan Morrison of Atwater says they started with a field of 27, and last week reduced it to 6. After interviews, Morrison says they are down to three candidates...they are: Brian Ko… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Funeral services for former Kandiyohi County Commissioner and Willmar City Assessor Richard "Dick" Larson take place this morning at 11 a.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar. Larson, 85, died last Sunday evening at Bethesda Grand in Willmar. Larson served on the county boa… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Irene Wallin of The Willmar 8 regaled a good crowd at The Barn Theatre last night with stories of their historic bank strike before attending a performance of 9 to 5-The Musical. The play mirrors many of the work issues many women faced in the 1970s which lead to Wallin and 7 c… Read more

Benson, Minnesota – Darold E. Mills, age 85, died on Thursday,… Read more

LOCAL AND REGIONAL SPORTS

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(Fort Myers, FL) -- Twins pitchers and catchers continue spring training workouts today in Fort Myers, Florida. Position players must report by tomorrow, with the first full-squad workout set for Sunday. The Twins open Grapefruit League play next Friday against Tampa Bay. Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Golden Gophers return to action on Sunday hosting Michigan at Williams Arena. Minnesota has won four in-a-row following Wednesday's 75-74 victory over Indiana. The Gophers are 19-and-7 on the season, including 7-and-6 in Big Ten play. Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Timberwolves are off until next week for the NBA All-Star break. Karl-Anthony Towns will represent the Wolves in tonight's Rising Stars Challenge. The Wolves will return to play next Friday at home against Dallas. They sit at 22-and-35. Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- Erik Haula had a goal and an assist as the Wild skated to a 3-1 win over the Stars. Ryan Suter and Jared Spurgeon also lit the lamp for Minnesota, which has earned at least a point in seven straight games. Darcy Kuemper made 34 saves. The Wild continue their eight-game home… Read more

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(Fort Myers, FL) -- Twins pitchers and catchers continue spring training workouts today in Fort Myers, Florida. Position players will be in camp this weekend for the first full-squad workout. The Twins open Grapefruit League play a week from tomorrow against Tampa Bay. Read more

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Disney/Lucasfilm(NEW YORK) -- When Disney announced that the title of the next Star Wars movie was The Last Jedi, there was a lot of speculation as to its meaning.  Sure, it sounds like it's talking about one person -- presumably Luke Skywalker -- but as geeks everywhere have pointed out, th… Read more

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