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(Atlanta, GA) -- Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison lost two close votes Saturday in an effort to become chairman of the Democratic National Committee. The support of former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton helped push Tom Perez over the top. Perez is the… Read more

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(Willmar, MN) -- When Willmar police officers followed a suspect into a house last week, they say they spotted meth and drug paraphernalia in plain view. They wound up arresting five people, including the 17-year-old driver who had led them on a high-speed chase. When members of the Drug and… Read more

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(Willmar, MN) On Friday at about 11:04 am, the Willmar Police Department received a complaint of a possible child abduction. It was learned that an eight month old child was taken from a residence in Willmar Thursday evening following an argument between the caller and a suspect identified a… Read more

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(North Chisago Township, MN) -- A 42-year-old Chisago County man tells investigators he shot his longtime neighbor in self-defense. Carl Patrick Anderson of North Chisago Township is charged with second-degree murder. He told police 62-year-old Donn Johnson threatened him, then started walki… Read more

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(Willmar, MN) Congratulations to Francis Winter of Willmar. He's been named a National Merit Finalist. Francis is a senior at Willmar High School. He's one of the top 15,000 seniors in the nation. Through the program he's eligible for a number of scholarships and has already received an offe… Read more

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(Grand Rapids, MN) -- A northern Minnesota woman can anticipate a sentence of about 30 years in prison after admitting to her role in the murder of a Hibbing man. The woman had accused 20-year-old David Haiman of raping her. As part of her plea agreement, she will testify against 36-year-old… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Fire damaged a house on the west side of Willmar Friday morning. Fire crews from Willmar and Raymond fought the fire that began in the garage of the Bruce Vogel home on County Road 55, other wise known as 45th Street Southwest, from 1030 to 12 noon a.m. No one was injured in th… Read more

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(GROVE CITY MN—) The ACGC School Board has voted to select Nels Onstad, Director Of Educator Licensing, Minnesota Department of Education, as the district’s new superintendent. Read more

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(St. Paul MN-) Republicans in the Minnesota Senate promise road and bridge funding will be a priority in their forthcoming state budget plan -- but agreement with Governor Mark Dayton could be tough because he continues pushing for a gas tax increase. Hutchinson Senator Scott Newman says: Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- A blizzard warning is in effect for south central Minnesota until six tomorrow (Saturday) morning. The National Weather Service says 12 to 15 inches of snow are expected southeast of a line from Saint James in Minnesota to Eau Claire, Wisconsin, with winds between 25 and… Read more

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Nicole Ruff, 44, of Granite Falls, died Monday, February 20th … Read more

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Richard Sand, 54, of Granite Falls, died Wednesday, February 2… Read more

LOCAL AND REGIONAL SPORTS

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(Houston, TX) -- The Houston Rockets launched 58 long-range shots, hitting 22 in a 142-130 win over Minnesota Saturday night in Texas. Karl-Anthony Towns had 37 points and 22 rebounds, while Andrew Wiggins scored 30. Wiggins has scored at least 20 points in 17 straight games, but it wasn't e… Read more

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(Fort Myers, FL) -- The Minnesota Twins lost their second straight spring training game in a slugfest against the Boston Red Sox Saturday, 8-7. Byungho Park ripped a second-inning home run as he tries to fight off Kennys Vargas for the D-H job. Twins righthander Phil Hughes pitched two innin… Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- Bemidji State has forced a third playoff game by upsetting the Minnesota Gophers 2-1, evening the series at a game apiece. Summer Thibodeau and Ciscely Nelson had goals in the Beaver victory. Sarah Potomak scored her 18th goal of the season in the second period on an ass… Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Minnesota Gophers won their seventh straight conference game with an 81-71 decision over Penn State Saturday. Nate Mason and Jordan Murphy led a balanced attack with 16 points apiece. Murphy had 16 rebounds, Mason had 10 and Reggie Lynch blocked a career-high 11 shot… Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- Anthony Wiggins scored the first eight points of the game for the Minnesota Timberwolves, finishing with 27 in a 97-84 win over Dallas. He got plenty of help from Karl-Anthony Towns and Ricky Rubio. Towns had 26 points and 18 rebounds, while Rubio dished out 14 assists. … Read more

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Invites to the Dolby Theatre may be exclusive, but you can still take part in Oscars festivities from the comfort of your own home. Print your ballots, prepare some signature drinks and snacks, and gather your friends to witness a star-studded evening. Read more

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