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(St. Paul, MN) -- Half of the state's energy will come from renewable sources in 13 years under a bipartisan plan being pushed by Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith. The initiative would increase the state's Renewable Energy Standard from 25-percent by 2025 to 50-percent by 2030. Smith notes the… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- There are signs of stability in the state's moose population. The Department of Natural Resources says this year's population estimate of three-thousand-710 is statistically unchanged from last year in the northeast part of the state. A DNR official says while the results i… Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- The University of Minnesota is removing the titles of "king" and "queen" from their homecoming. Organizers said they are replacing the terms with "Royalty" in an effort to promote gender inclusivity. The change is designed to allow the university to select the best stude… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- The police officer accused of shooting and killing Philando Castile during a traffic stop last year is maintaining his innocence. Jeronimo Yanez entered a not guilty plea in a St. Paul courtroom yesterday and will go on trial May 30th. Yanez is charged with second-degree mu… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- Minnesota's ban on Sunday liquor sales is about to dry up. The state Senate passed its version of a repeal of the 159-year-old law yesterday, meaning a conference committee will work out differences between the House and Senate versions before final passage. Governor Dayton… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Unconditional bail has been set at $250,000 for a Willmar man accused of kidnapping his girlfriend's baby last week. 23-year-old Pedro Lopez, also known as Angel Esparza-Mendez, was arraigned before Kandiyohi County Judge Don Spilseth Monday morning on charges of Kidnapping to … Read more

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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

LOCAL AND REGIONAL SPORTS

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(Fort Myers, FL) -- Ervin Santana was sharp in his spring debut as the Twins topped the Marlins 9-6 in Fort Myers. Santana allowed two hits in two scoreless innings for the win. Byung Ho Park hit a two-run homer, and Danny Santana and Robbie Grossman each drove in two runs for the Twins, who… Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Golden Gophers aim for an eighth straight win Thursday in their home finale against Nebraska. Minnesota will then wrap up the regular-season on Sunday at 21st-ranked Wisconsin. The Gophers sit at 22-and-7 on the year including 10-and-6 in Big Ten play. The Cornhusker… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- Michael Granlund scored just 12 seconds into overtime as the Wild beat the Kings 5-4 at Xcel Energy Center. Nino Niederrieter, Jordan Schroeder, Ryan White and Jason Zucker also scored for Minnesota, which leads the West with 86 points. The Wild skate in Winnipeg tonight. Read more

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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

Business

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Courtesy Folkmanis(NEW YORK) -- While you were checking off wish list items for the little ones over the holidays, the toy experts were busy creating and planning new ways to keep children entertained. Read more

Entertainment

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ABC/Tyler Golden(LOS ANGELES) -- Oscar winners Mahershala Ali, Viola Davis and Emma Stone didn't let the Best Picture Oscar flub affect their award-winning night. The three actors, who all won in their respective categories, are addressing the Oscar mix-up head on and how they recovered from… Read more

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