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(Minneapolis, MN) -- Minneapolis police arrested a missing state prison inmate near the University of Minnesota campus Friday afternoon. Twenty-six-year-old James Mitchell was the last of nine inmates who made a break that morning when one of them took control of a Corrections Department van… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN)  --  Governor Mark Dayton is taking the holiday weekend to review the various bills in the new two year state budget. The Democrat Dayton says majority Republicans in the Legislature can wait for him, because as he put it -- "They've had five months, we deserve three days." Da… Read more

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(Lake Lillian MN-) The body of a man was found floating in Big Kandiyohi Lake Friday afternoon. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department says at 6:18 p.m. they got a call from a fisherman who found a body floating in the lake. The body was pulled onto a boat and taken to County Park 2 on th… Read more

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(Roseland MN-) A Rockville man was hurt in a pickup-SUV crash near Roseland Friday morning. The state patrol says a pickup, pulling a trailer, driven by Scott Niewohner of Herman was northbound on Kandiyohi County Road 5, south of Roseland, when he was hit by an suv that was traveling eastbo… Read more

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(St. Paul MN-)  Three local projects will recieve funding in the bonding bill passed by the Minnesota Legislature Friday morning if Governor Dayton signs the bill.   House Capital Investment Committee Chair Dean Urdahl of Grove City says there is money for a new Child and Adolescent Behavior… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Kandiyohi County's Joyride program begins season number 4 this weekend in Willmar and Spicer. Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog says it's an effort to keep drunk drivers off the road... Read more

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(Willmar MN-) The week-long community build at Robbin's Island Destination Playground in Willmar is over. It began when an army of volunteers descended on the 19,000 square foot site last Tuesday, and playground committee co-chair Rachel Skretvedt says it wrapped up yesterday afternoon and e… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) A new business is heading to the Willmar Industrial Park, and an existing one is expanding. Economic Development Director Aaron Backman says Magnum Trucking is going to build a less than load facility on County Road 5, south of the new Dooley's Petroleum Headquarters building. … Read more

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(Willmar MN-) The Minnesota Legislature just before adjourning early this morning (3am Friday) passed a 988-million-dollar bonding bill for state public works projects -- a replacement for the bill that failed one year ago. D-F-L Representative Alice Hausman (HOWZ-man) from Saint Paul: Read more

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(St. Paul MN-) The Minnesota Legislature just before adjourning early this morning (3am Friday) passed a 988-million-dollar bonding bill for state public works projects -- a replacement for the bill that failed one year ago. D-F-L Representative Alice Hausman from Saint Paul: Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- Minnesota lawmakers have given final approval to a two year, 46-billion dollar state budget. They ended a week long special session a little before three this (Friday) morning, after the Senate approved a bonding bill 60-2, and House passed the same package 119-11. Also in … Read more

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Donald E. Bjork, 77 of New London, died Thursday, May 25, 2017 at GlenOaks Care Center.  Fun… Read more

LOCAL AND REGIONAL SPORTS

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Tampa Bay Rays hit three home runs to back the solid pitching of Chris Archer in a 5-2 win over Minnesota Friday night. Archer used a 97 mile-an-hour fastball to strike out 11 Twins batters while pitching into the eighth inning. Hector Santiago took the loss for Minn… Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Twins open up a six-game homestand tonight with the first of three against the Tampa Bay Rays at Target Field. The Astros will also come to town starting Monday. Hector Santiago will get the start tonight against Tampa. He is 4-and-2 with a 3.96 ERA. The Rays will co… Read more

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(Eden Prairie, MN) -- The Vikings have signed two of their 11 draft picks. Fifth round pick Rodney Adams and seventh rounder Ifeadi Odenigbo have both inked their rookie deals. Read more

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(Uncasville, CT) -- The Lynx and Sun rematch tonight in Connecticut. The Lynx slipped past the Sun 80-78 on Tuesday at The X to improve their record to 4-and-0 on the season. The Sun are 0-and-3. Read more

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(Baltimore, MD) -- Max Kepler's RBI-double in the second inning held up as the Twins edged the Orioles 4-3 to sweep the three-game series at Camden Yards. Kennys Vargas had a two-run single in a three-run first for Minnesota, which has won six of its last seven. Jose Berrios tossed six-and-a… Read more

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Memorial Day holiday weekend traditionally marks the unofficial beginning of summer, but for those seeking to celebrate the holiday by getting out of town, the oncoming warm weather might not be the only thing making them sweat. Read more

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