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(Minneapolis, MN) -- A University of Minnesota law professor is accused of harassing and raping a former girlfriend. Francesco Parisi was charged yesterday with stalking and first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Prosecutors say a woman told police that the educator raped her in 2015 after th… Read more

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(Chanhassen, MN) -- A big snowstorm is still on track to blast Minnesota to end the week. High temperatures tomorrow are expected to be in the 60s according to the National Weather Service, with a fast cool down and heavy snow to follow from Thursday night to Friday evening. From the Twin Ci… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- Five bills are now before state lawmakers taking aim at Minnesota's ongoing opioid epidemic. The bipartisan Opioid Reform Act was unveiled yesterday putting new restrictions on when prescriptions can be refilled and adding requirements for doctors to participate in the pres… Read more

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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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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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(St. Paul, MN) -- Jonathan Toews [[ Taves ]] tallied a hat trick as the Blackhawks beat the Wild 5-3 at Xcel Energy Center. Mikael Granlund scored twice and Zach Parise also lit the lamp for Minnesota, which leads the Central Division with 84 points. The Wild host the LA Kings on Monday. Read more

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(College Park, MD) -- The Golden Gophers are on the road to take on 24th-ranked Maryland tonight in College Park. Minnesota has won five in-a-row with 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 and 10-and-4. Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Timberwolves are enjoying some more time off before their next game. They return to action 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 spot in t… Read more

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

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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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