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(Olivia MN-) The Olivia City Council and the city's Economic Development Authority Wednesday gave the green light to purchasing the former Monsanto Campus. The larger portion of the 10-plus acre campus will be purchased by the city and the buildings will be repurposed for use by various city… Read more

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(Benson MN-) Xcel Energy plans to purchase and close the Benson Power Plant, formerly called Fibrominn, which generates electricity by burning turkey manure and wood chips. The plant is owned by a group of insurance companies on the east coast, and sells the power it generates to Xcel Energy… Read more

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(St. Paul MN-) The House Select Committee on Technology and Responsive Government held its first hearing yesterday. Chaired by Rep. Dave Baker of Willmar, the select committee’s goal is to partner with members of the public to challenge state and local government to provide easy-to-use, tech… Read more

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(Spicer MN-) The Hampton Inn Green Lake Resort in Spicer is nearly complete and should be opening their doors in less than a month. General Manager Nancy Larson says most of the interior work is done, and this week they are wrapping up the exterior landscaping... Read more

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(St. Paul MN-) A movie that was filmed in the Montevideo-Dawson area has now been made into a stage musical. Sweetland-The Musical opens Saturday at The History Theater in downtown St. Paul. Directed by Perrin Post with music by Dina Maccabee, the production is about Inge Altenberg's immigra… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) A trial date has been set for Kris and Joel Paffrath of rural Spicer who are suing the manufacturer of a hoverboard after they say the toy started their house on fire. The trial for the "Paffraths versus Trifecta Deals Corporation of New York" case has been scheduled for Decemb… Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- A man who shot five Black Lives Matter protesters in Minneapolis could spend over a decade behind bars. Allen Scarsella was sentenced yesterday to just over 15 years in prison. He was found guilty of assault and riot charges in February for shooting demonstrators gathere… Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- Authorities are continuing to search for a missing University of Minnesota student swept into the Mississippi River. Police say Chris Stanley was sitting by the banks of the river with a friend Tuesday night when a wave swept over them and pulled them into the river. His… Read more

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(St. Cloud, MN) -- Electric car manufacturer Tesla is expanding its number of charging stations. Company officials said this week that Tesla will double its number of charging stations this year. The Clearwater Travel Plaza along I-94 already has one of seven "Supercharger" sites in the state. Read more

LOCAL AND REGIONAL SPORTS

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(Arlington, TX) -- The Twins surrendered eight runs in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Rangers pulled away for a 14-3 win in Texas. Taylor Rogers took the loss in relief for Minnesota, which missed out on a three-game sweep. Eduardo Escobar hit a two-run homer for the Twins, who fell … Read more

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(Philadelphia, PA) -- The 2017 NFL Draft kicks off tonight in Philadelphia. The Vikings do not currently hold a first round pick but have eight picks overall. Rounds two and three will take place tomorrow, with the final four rounds on Saturday. The Browns have the top pick. Read more

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(Kansas City, MO) -- The Twins are off today. They will open up a three-game weekend series with the Royals tomorrow night in Kansas City. Kyle Gibson will once again go for his first win of the year. KC will counter with veteran right-hander Ian Kennedy. Read more

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(Arlington, TX) -- The Twins and Rangers wrap up their three-game series tonight in Texas. Hector Santiago will get the ball for Minnesota. The Rangers will counter with fellow lefty Cole Hamels. The Twins are gunning for a three-game sweep. Read more

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