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(St. Paul, MN) -- Minnesota farmers are donating hay to ranchers in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas who have been hit by March wildfires. Governor Mark Dayton has issued an executive order to ease restrictions on vehicles carrying the hay over the next two weeks. Nearly two-million acre… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- Poultry farmers and industry experts say Minnesota is better prepared this time, should the bird flu return. University of Minnesota Extension poultry expert Abby Neu says producers learned from the last outbreak things like how to stop vehicles on farms from introducing th… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- Leaders in the Minnesota Senate say they've reached a deal to revive legislation bringing the state into compliance with the federal Real I-D standards. A previous effort was voted down three weeks ago when five Republicans switched sides and voted against it. Democrats opp… Read more

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(Various, MN) It was a below average winter for temps and snowfall across much of Minnesota. But State Climatologist Pete Boulay says it was a record-breaking season in one unexpected way. "One thing that will be remembered in history is the three tornadoes that we had on March 6th and that … Read more

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(Darling Township, MN) -- An historic central Minnesota church which had stood for more than 120 years has been destroyed by fire. Morrison County deputies say the church on Highway 10, north of Little Falls, was fully engulfed when they arrived shortly after 3:15 a-m. The Randall Fire Depar… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- A disease that can kill hibernating bats is present in six Minnesota counties. The Department of Natural Resources says white-nose syndrome has been confirmed in Becker, Dakota, Fillmore, Goodhue, and Washington counties. The first confirmed case of WNS was last March in St… Read more

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(Washington, DC) -- Congressman Tim Walz is considering running for governor. He told ABC 6 in Rochester that he's "very interested in looking at that," and added the state "is better than our politics have been." The DFL congressman has represented Minnesota's 1st Congressional District sin… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- Legislation that would eliminate MNSure is inching closer to passage. A state House committee approved the bill by a 14-to-nine vote this week. The legislation calls for people covered by MNSure to be transferred to the federal health insurance marketplace. Governor Mark Da… Read more

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(Sherburne County, MN) -- State officials are getting a first-hand look at tornado damage in Sherburne County from earlier this month as they work to determine the need for disaster relief. Tornadoes hit Clarks Grove and near Zimmerman on March 6th, marking the earliest tornado touchdowns ev… Read more

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(Benson MN-) A new assisted living facility is being planned to be built in Benson contingent upon arranging financing for the project. The Swift County Monitor News says the Swift County-Benson Health Services Board voted to engage Lancaster Pollard to assist in securing the financing. The … Read more

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(Waite Park, MN) -- A St. Cloud man is facing attempted murder charges following a shooting this week in Waite Park. Herbert Campbell is accused of shooting another man in the chest Monday night in the 200 block of Waite Avenue North. The victim remains hospitalized and is expected to surviv… Read more

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Jon Maurice age 50 of Maynard passed away Wednesday at Fairvie… Read more

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(Portland, OR) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves trailed by as much as 24 points on the way to their sixth straight loss Saturday 112-100 in Portland. The Trailblazers were in control most of the game as they try to catch Denver for the eighth and final playoff spot from the Western Conference. … Read more

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(Manchester, NH) -- Notre Dame came from two goals down to edge the Minnesota Gophers in the first round of the N-C-A-A Hockey Tournament Saturday 3-2. The Gopher men went up 2-0 on scores by Connor Reilly and Vinni Lettieri, but couldn't hold the Irish in check. Minnesota had been seeded nu… Read more

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(Concordia University, St. Paul) -- The Central Minnesota Christian School Blue Jays had a two point lead with :15 seconds to play against the Red Lake Warriors, then Jamie Cook buried a corner three pointer while heavily guarded to give Red Lake the 56-55 victory. The Bluejays had taken the… Read more

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(Los Angeles, CA) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves couldn’t protect an eight-point lead going into the fourth quarter, losing in overtime Friday night 130-119 to the Lakers. Los Angeles hit nearly 61 percent of its 3-point shots while winning for just the 21st time in 72 games. Point guard Jord… Read more

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Rick Seaney is the CEO of FareCompare, a website that curates the best deals on flights from around the world. He explains how you can save some money if you are planning on travelling this summer by doing a few simple things right now. Read more

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