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(Willmar MN-) A recent study shows Minnesota is the place to be for women. That's according to WalletHub.dot com, which compared data for women in all the states and the District of Columbia. They say in 2017, women in some parts of America still get the short end of the stick — even as they… Read more

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(Litchfield MN-) The West Central Tribune says the father of a teen who killed his sister and then himself near Mannanah last year is now facing criminal charges. The paper says 52-year-old John Cunningham has been charged with felony child neglect and misdemeanor obstruction. Court records … Read more

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(St. Paul MN-) Dean Johnson of Willmar and Steve Sviggum of Kenyon have known each other for 46 years. They've been political allies, and then adversaries as each wielded top spots in The Minnesota House and Senate, and now they are back on the same team, as members of the University of Minn… 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 Rivera-Lopez, also known as Angel Esparza-Mendez, was arraigned before Kandiyohi County Judge Don Spilseth Monday morning on charges of Kidn… Read more

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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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Table tennis or ping-pong - a very dynamic and exciting game in sport, which have many fans. In this video you will see the incredible tricks and battles in table tennis (ping-pong). Some shots are so precise and unpredictable, that is not believed in this. Read more

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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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