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(Willmar MN-) A special election took place on Tuesday to fill the seat on the Willmar School Board left vacant by the death of Jared Anez. Anez died of an apparent heart attack at a Willmar health club on the morning of March 14th. With 791 people voting, Mary Amon won the special election … Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- A maintenance employee tried spreading the word that natural gas leaked into the Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis. And once he found the source in a basement meter, the unidentified man went outside -- announced on a hand held radio to evacuate -- and went upstairs to se… Read more

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(Paynesville MN-) People hoping to catch a glimpse of the solar eclipse in southwest Minnesota Monday were disappointed. Thunderstorms moved into the area around 11 a.m. and skies were still overcast at the peak of the eclipse at 1:06 p.m. In this region the eclipse was only partial, but Art… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) A special election takes place Tuesday to fill the seat on the Willmar School Board left vacant by the death of Jared Anez. Anez died of an apparent heart attack at a Willmar health club on the morning of March 14th. Whomever is elected Tuesday will serve the rest of Anez' term… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) The two Willmar police officers who shot and wounded a Willmar man last month have returned to active duty. Marco Vazquez and Anthony Haycraft were placed on administrative leave immeadiatly after the July 22nd shooting of 46-year-old Matthew Smith in Smith's backyard in Northw… Read more

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(Sleepy Eye MN-) A Sleepy eye man was killed when the pickup he was riding in collided with a truck Monday afternoon. The state patrol says it happened on Highway 4 near Sleepy Eye shortly after 2 p.m. A truck driven by 56-year-old Mark Solheim of Clearwater was northbound when he hit the sh… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Lightning struck a house in Willmar just before the noon hour Monday and started a small fire. The Willmar Fire Department says the fire call came in around 11:45 a.m. at the house on the corner of 14th Street and Kandiyohi Avenue Southwest. The lightning hit the two story hous… Read more

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(Undated) -- A short glimpse of a rare eclipse is enough to bring joy to viewers in Minnesota. The Great Solar Eclipse brought out people from across the state. Families gathered on the lawn outside the Hennepin County Library in Edina to catch a peek at the partial eclipse between cloud cov… Read more

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(Virginia) -- Senator Al Franken is saying that there is a "fight coming" over the country's social safety net. Franken delivered a report at the Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency in Virginia. Franken will be in Duluth at Zeitgeist Arts Cafe today to talk with area nonprofit leaders and … Read more

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(Rushmore, MN) -- We're learning more about the damage caused by three tornadoes in southern Minnesota at the start of the weekend. The National Weather Service confirms the twisters in the Rushmore and Bigelow areas. The first tornado damaged a hog farm in Rushmore, killing 20 to 30 hogs bu… Read more

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Lucille Rutledge, 103, of Murdock, passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017, at the Gabriel Ho… Read more

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Guy R. Wyatt, 59, of Benson, died on Sunday, August 20, 2017, at his home. A gathering of fa… Read more

LOCAL AND REGIONAL SPORTS

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(Chicago, IL) -- The Twins split their double header with the White Sox yesterday in Chicago. Jorge Polanco hit a three-run homer and scored twice for Minnesota as it fell 7-6 in game one. Tim Melville took the loss. Jorge Polanco and Brian Dozier homered in the second inning to give the Twi… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- The Minnesota Lynx are back on the hardwood tonight hosting the Phoenix Mercury at The X. The Lynx have lost three of their last four after Sunday's 70-61 setback in New York. They still lead the WNBA at 22-and-6. The Mercury are 15-and-14. Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Twins officially placed slugger Miguel Sano on the 10-day disabled list yesterday with a stress reaction in his left shin. He suffered the injury in Friday's win over Arizona. Sano is batting .267 with 28 home runs and 77 RBI in 111 games this season. The Twins recal… Read more

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(Eden Prairie, MN) -- The Vikings are gearing up for their third preseason game on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikes have split their first two exhibition games after Friday's 20-13 loss in Seattle. Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- Twins slugger Miguel Sano is headed for the 10-day disabled list with a stress reaction in his left tibia. Sano is batting .267 with 28 home runs and 77 RBI in 111 games this season. The Twins will announce a corresponding move today. Read more

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