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(Willmar MN-) Willmar's new destination playground at Robbin's Island Park will be closed for the rest of this week while some additional work takes place. Solar accent lighting will be installed as well as bird netting in the rooftop structures. City crews will also put in more pickets and … Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Duck hunting is expected to be good when Minnesota’s regular waterfowl season opens a half-hour before sunrise on Saturday, Sept. 23. Read more

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(Willmar MN-) The Willmar City Council last night passed a motion to reopen the Willmar Indoor Gun Range in the basement of the City Auditorium downtown. The council was told the range was inspected and declared safe for usage. The inspector determined the range in it's current condition, is… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) A group of Willmar residents gathered last weekend as part of the Minnesota Community Assembly, a citizen participatory project to spur citizen involvement in local government, in conjunction with Hamline University and The Jefferson Center. The first of three weekends brought … Read more

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(Litchfield MN-) Litchfield will be missing a tireless promoter of the community...Bruce Cottington passed away on Thursday at the age of 90. A funeral service will be held Friday morning at 11 o’clock at First Lutheran Church in Litchfield. Cottington was hands-down the number one promoter … Read more

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(Willmar MN-) The Kandiyohi County Board this afternoon will hold a work session on a possible county-wide local option sales tax. County Commissioner Harlan Madsen says the Minnesota Legislature allows counties to pass a local option sales tax and 35 counties have done so. He says the tax c… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- Minnesota is set to revamp how public schools are graded. The state's education department submitted a final plan yesterday to the federal government outlining how it intends to assess schools under the new Every Student Succeeds Act. Education officials will be targeting t… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- Local and federal authorities are rolling out a new push to report gun crime. St. Paul's police department and the local division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives unveiled a plan yesterday to promote confidential reporting of gun crimes. The new ca… Read more

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(Washington, DC) -- Minnesota U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar is the co-sponsor of a bill that will help veterans exposed to burn pits. The bipartisan measure passed the Senate yesterday and will create a special medical center to study and treat the health effects from the pits. The military use… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- A Minneapolis paid sick leave mandate is still in place, but a judges ruling left mixed results. The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that the city can't require employers outside the city limits to provide employees with sick days. The court also ruled that the c… Read more

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(St. Cloud, MN) -- One year later, the motive of a man who stabbed ten shoppers with kitchen knives at Saint Cloud's Crossroads Center mall remains a mystery. Newly unsealed court filings show the difficulty the FBI has had in determining Dahir Adan's motivation and whether he had any guidan… Read more

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(Morris MN-) Two people were hurt in a car-semi crash near Morris Saturday. The state patrol says 37-year-old Beth Hirsch of Glenwood and her passenger 53-year-old Todd Wilde of Hoffman were taken to the Steven County Hospital in Morris with non-life-threatening injuries when their car was h… Read more

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Ione Thang, age 98, of Alexandria and formerly of Clara City, died early Monday morning at t… Read more

Betty J. Olson age 90 of Brooten died Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at Grand Arbor Care Cen… Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Minnesota Lynx are gearing up for Game One of the WNBA Finals on Sunday against the Los Angeles Sparks at Williams Arena. The Lynx swept Washington to advance, while LA swept Phoenix. The Sparks beat the Lynx in five games last year to win the championship. Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Vikings are the 18th most-valuable NFL franchise. Forbes values the team at 2.4-billion-dollars, which is a nine-percent increase from last year. The Dallas Cowboys top the list at 4.8-billion-dollars. The average team is now worth 2.52-billion. Read more

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(Bronx, NY) -- Todd Frazier's sac-fly in the sixth inning was the difference as the Yankees trimmed the Twins 2-1 in the first of a three-game series at Yankee Stadium. New York extended its lead on Minnesota for the top AL wild card to five games. Ervin Santana dropped to 15-and-8 with the … Read more

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(Winnipeg, Manitoba) -- The Wild opened the preseason with a 3-2 shootout win over the Jets in Winnipeg. Ryan Malone scored the only goal of the shootout. The teams rematch Thursday at The X. Read more

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(Pittsburgh, PA) -- Ben Roethlisberger threw for 243 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Steelers cruised past the Vikings 26-9 in Pittsburgh. Case Keenum started in place of the injured Sam Bradford and finished 20-of-37 passing for 167 yards for Minnesota, which slipped to 1-and-1. Dalvi… Read more

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