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(Willmar MN-) Kandiyohi County Deputy Registrar Deb Mickells told a Minnesota House Subcommittee in Willmar Monday about some of the nightmares her office has gone through since the rollout of the state's new vehicle registration system, known at MNLARS. Mickells says she and her office have… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) The Cosmos man who admitted kidnapping his estranged wife in Willmar March 1st was sentenced Monday to 41 months in prison. Erica Alex, the attorney for 38-year-old Cesar Garcia-Gonzalez asked Judge Jenna Fischer not to sentence him to prison but to put him on probation instead… Read more

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(Renville MN-) A car-SUV crash east of Renville yesterday sent two people to the hospital, one with serious injuries. The state patrol says it happened at 5:52 p.m. Sunday on Highway 212 at 260th Street, about 2 miles east of Renville. A car driven by 31-year-old Brandon Greenwald of Jordan … Read more

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(Olivia MN-) 5 people were hurt in a crash in Olivia Friday night. The state patrol says it happened at North Highway 71 and Highway 212 at 8:40 p.m. A car driven by 50-year-old Melissa Peterson of Olivia was southbound on Highway 71, crossed the centerline, and struck a car that was turning… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) The Willmar City Council last Monday night took action that will bring a new Kwik Trip store one step closer to locating in Downtown Willmar. The council approved amending an ordinance to allow fuel sales in the Central Business District. Willmar Planning and Development Direct… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) A Cosmos man will be sentenced today for kidnapping his estranged wife in Willmar this past March. On July 11th, 38-year-old Cesar Garcia-Gonzalez pleaded guilty to a charge of Kidnapping to Commit Great Bodily Harm or Terrorize, and 7 other counts were dismissed. He will be se… Read more

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(Howard Lake MN-) KARE-11 News says Dassel-Cokato High School sophomore Jacob MacDonald of Howard Lake died Friday, according to a Facebook post from his mother. The 15-year-old three sport athlete became ill after eating a cookie with peanuts in it September 16th and was hospitalized after … Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- An official court report says Governor Dayton and Republican leaders made no progress in mediation. The two sides were in talks for a day-and-a-half last week and appear no closer to resolving the dispute over the governor's veto of funding for the Legislature. The court-ap… Read more

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(Fargo, ND) -- Officials say cost is an obstacle for body camera usage in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Dilworth, Minnesota is the only city in the area that is using them. Dilworth has been using the cameras for almost two years and has had an overwhelmingly positive reaction. For larger departm… Read more

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(Alexandria, MN) -- Authorities say a 16-year-old boy was hurt in a duck hunting accident on the opening day of Minnesota's waterfowl season. Investigators say the boy and his 17-year-old hunting partner were in a boat on North Union Lake Saturday. The 17-year-old put a shotgun in its case b… Read more

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(Duluth, MN) -- Members of the Peace United Church of Christ in Duluth are expected to decide today (Sunday) whether to become a sanctuary for immigrants. If it happens, Pastor Kathy Nelson says the church could very well become the first north of the Twin Cities to offer temporary housing t… Read more

LOCAL AND REGIONAL SPORTS

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- Case Keenum threw for 369 yards and three touchdowns as the Vikings blasted the Buccaneers 34-17 at US Bank Stadium. Keenum started again in place of Sam Bradford, who sat with a knee injury. Read more

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(Detroit, MI) -- The Twins scored five times in the sixth inning to break the game open in a 10-4 win over the Tigers at Comerica Park. Jorge Polanco hit a solo homer and Eduardo Escobar a three-run shot for Minnesota, which completed a four-game sweep. Jose Berrios pitched five innings of t… Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Los Angeles Sparks are two wins away from their second straight WNBA title and fourth in franchise history. Chelsea Gray dropped in a game-high 27 points including the game-winning jumper with two-seconds left as the Sparks slipped past the Lynx 85-84 in Game One of … Read more

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(Denver, CO) -- Marcus Foligno opened the scoring but that was it for the Wild in a 5-1 loss to the Avalanche in Colorado. Steve Michalek was lit up for all five goals on 22 shots for Minnesota, which fell to 3-and-1 in preseason play. The Wild visit Dallas tomorrow and St. Louis on Thursday… Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- Coming out of a bye week, the Golden Gophers get back to work to prepare for Saturday's Big Ten opener against Maryland at TCF Bank Stadium. Minnesota is 3-and-0 following wins over Buffalo, Oregon State and Middle Tennessee. Read more

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