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(St. Paul, MN) -- Sunday liquor sales are one step closer to reality in Minnesota. The state House voted 85-45 Monday to repeal the ban that has stood since Minnesota became a state. Last year, the House voted to keep it in place, and voting against the measure yesterday were Representatives… Read more

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(Montevideo MN-) Chippewa County authorities and the Minnesota State Patrol closed down Highway 212 last night just east of Montevideo due to an anhydrous ammonia leak. The leak also caused an evacuation of homes near the area of the incident. Traffic was detoured north on Country Road 15 to… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) The Willmar City Council tonight will discuss a contract for Isaac "Ike" Holland to be the city's next City Administrator. Holland is also being courted by The City of Baxter MN. Mayor Marv Calvin says they chose Holland after two days of interviews last week over Greg Sund and… Read more

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(St. Paul MN-) Tuesday is Opioid Awareness Day at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul. At 8:15 a.m., Representative Dave Baker of Willmar will present 4 bills combatting opioid abuse before the House Health and Human Services Reform Committee. Baker says lawmakers, doctors, patients and … Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Willmar Police Chief Jim Felt says publicity over President Trump's immigration policies is making local immigrants nervous. Earlier this month police organized a public meeting with members of the Minnesota Latino Police Officers' Association to talk about some of the issues o… Read more

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(Freeport MN-) Several people acted to save the life of a man trapped in a burning car in Stearns County Sunday evening. The sheriff's Department says at 5:57 p.m. Sunday 23-year-old Brent Geislinger of Watkins was driving his Buick Lesabre on County Road 11 two miles south of Freeport when … Read more

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(Washington, DC) -- Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar wants the United States to keep track of firefighters who get diagnosed with cancer. The proposed national registry would monitor the relationship between firefighters who are exposed to toxic fumes and firefighters who are later diagnosed… Read more

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(Kimball MN-) A Kimball teen was hurt after her car collided with an SUV full of people north of Kimball. The state patrol says a car driven by 16-year-old Kayley Rhodes was westbound on 135th Street and collided with an SUV that was traveling northbound on Highway 15. Rhodes was taken to th… Read more

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(Glenwood MN-) Five people were hurt when a car collided with an ambulance east of Glenwood Saturday afternoon. The State Patrol says a car driven by 58-year-old Melanie Sievert of Starbuck was westbound on Highway 28, near Lake Amelia, when she lost control, crossed the centerline and colli… Read more

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Larry Tomes age 90 of Maynard passed away Tuesday, February 21… Read more

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Charles 'Chuck' Groothuis of Clara City died unexpectedly on S… Read more

LOCAL AND REGIONAL SPORTS

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Timberwolves are enjoying some more time off before their next game. They will return to action on Friday at home against the Dallas Mavericks. The 22-and-35 Wolves come out of the All-Star break three-and-a-half games behind Denver for the eighth and final playoff s… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- The Wild are back on the ice tonight hosting the Chicago Blackhawks in the seventh of an eight-game homestand at The X. Minnesota is 4-1-and-1 on the stand so far after Saturday's 5-2 victory over Nashville. The Wild continue to lead the Western Conference with 84 points. T… Read more

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(Fort Myers, FL) -- The Twins continue spring workouts today in Fort Myers. Grapefruit League play begins on Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays. Opening Day is April 3rd against the Royals at Target Field. Read more

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(College Park, MD) -- The Golden Gophers hit the road to 24th-ranked Maryland to take on the Terrapins tomorrow night. Minnesota has won five in-a-row after Sunday's overtime victory over Michigan. The Gophers sit at 20-and-7 on the season and 8-and-6 in Big Ten play. The Terps are 22-and-5 … Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- Jordan Murphy notched a double-double as Minnesota dumped Michigan, 83-78, in overtime last night at Williams Arena. Murphy finished with 16 points and 15 rebounds in the win. The Gophers have won five straight games and visit Maryland on Wednesday. Read more

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