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(Willmar MN-)   The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has identified two officers and the man they shot in Willmar Sunday afternoon.   The officers were Marco Vazquez and Anthony Haycraft.   Both are on standard administrative leave.   Just after 5 p… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Construction continues on the roundabout at the intersection of Highways 7 and 71 near Blomkest. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says Highway 7 east of the intersection is now open to traffic. They had originally planned on lifting the detour by July 5, but it needed… Read more

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(Olivia MN-) Corn Capital Days have begun in Olivia. Today's activities include the Par 3 Golf Tournament at 6 p.m. at the Olivia Golf Club and Dan Kiecker invites everyone to come out for Bingo outdoors at the Olivia Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center... Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Some major housing projects may be coming to Willmar. City Planning and Development Director Bruce Peterson says this month he has met with a couple developers, each one interested in putting up more than 100 housing units... Read more

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(St. Joseph, MN) -- Officials say a St. Joseph business was damaged by fire. The fire broke out at Bee Line Sports Center yesterday. Mechanics were working on an all-terrain vehicle when fluid sparked and ignited a fire. All employees evacuated the building safely. Read more

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(Undated) -- A woman from southwestern Minnesota who was hospitalized after she was walking in the St. Croix River has died. Staci Meehan was identified yesterday by the Polk County Sheriff's Office as a drowning victim. She died Sunday morning. Read more

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(Willmar, MN) -- Willmar police have released the name of the man killed in a construction accident at The Kandi Mall Friday afternoon. 60-year-old Clayton Ray Smith of Carthage Missouri was hurt when a pile of wooden trusses fell on him at the construction site on the west side of the mall … Read more

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(Winona, MN) -- Winona police are investigating a possible murder-suicide after a woman and her boyfriend were found dead Monday morning in a local residence. Officers responded to a 9-1-1 call from the male victim in the 200 block of Chatfield Street. The man told authorities that he and hi… Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- A search warrant filed by state criminal investigators shows that a woman "slapped" the Minneapolis police car from which officer Mohamed Noor shot and killed Justine Damond. The Australian woman was shot and killed July 15th, resulting in last weekend's resignation of P… Read more

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(Franklin MN-) A house near Franklin was destroyed by fire yesterday. The Renville County Sheriff's Department says just before 6 p.m. yesterday they got a 911 call reporting a house on fire on the 41000 block of 660th Avenue, about 3 miles northeast of Franklin in Bandon Township. The calle… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has not released any further information regarding the police shooting in Willmar Sunday afternoon. The BCA has taken over the investigation and have not released the name or current condition of the man shot by two police officers … Read more

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Dale Bakker, age 86, of Granite Falls, died Tuesday morning at the Granite Falls Care Center… Read more

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Alfred Marcus, age 97, of Prinsburg died Tuesday morning at the Colonial Acres Nursing Home … Read more

Ruth A. Holmgren, 93, of Willmar, died Tuesday, July 18th at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willm… Read more

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Robert ‘Bob’  Haff, 65 of Montevideo, died peacefully on Sunday morning at his home.  A Cele… Read more

LOCAL AND REGIONAL SPORTS

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(Mankato, MN) -- Vikings' veterans report for training camp today at Minnesota State University-Mankato. Rookies already reported on Sunday. The first full team practice is set for tomorrow. The Vikings open preseason play August 10th at the Buffalo Bills. Read more

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(Virginia, MN) -- Copper mining supporters are making their voices heard. A large crowd of supporters of projects near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness rallied yesterday afternoon at Field of Dreams Park in Virginia. They also turned out to make pro-mining comments during the U.S. F… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- Lindsay Whalen knocked down a go-ahead jumper with 47.7 seconds left and the Minnesota Lynx held on for a 76-75 win over the New York Liberty in St. Paul. Maya Moore netted 27 points for the Lynx, who are a WNBA-best 17-and-2. The Lynx visit Atlanta on Friday. Read more

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WILLMAR, Minn. – The Willmar Stingers are now in sole possession of first place in the North Division after beating the Honkers 7-4 Monday night. With their victory, they have now won a season-best five in a row and are seven games above .500. Read more

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