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(St. Paul MN-) State Senator Michelle Fischbach will likely be Minnesota's new lieutenant governor, after Governor Mark Dayton announced he'll appoint Tina Smith to replace Al Franken in the U-S Senate. Fischbach, a Republican from Paynesville, says about supporting Democratic Governor Dayto… Read more

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(Olivia MN-) People can have their pets' picture taken with Jolly Old St. Nick on Thursday. Bobby Baumann of the Humane Society of Meeker and Kandiyohi County says it will take place at the Olivia Pet Clinic from 3 to 6 p.m.... Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith will be replacing outgoing Senator Al Franken. Governor Dayton announced Smith's appointment to the seat yesterday. Smith vowed she would protect the seat for Democrats in next year's special election. Franken is resigning as a resul… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- Republican State Senator Michelle Fischbach is set to become Minnesota's next lieutenant governor. Fischbach said yesterday she'll also stay in the state Senate, a move opposed by the Dayton administration that could cause a constitutional mess at the state Capitol. Dayton … Read more

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(St. Paul MN-) As many had predicted, Governor Mark Dayton this morning announced the appointment of Lt. Governor Tina Smith to fill U.S. Senator Al Franken's seat until November of next year. Smith says she intends to run for the seat in a special election next fall. Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Heavy snow is falling, especially from Wilmar and points north. The plows are out. Kandiyohi County plow operator Todd Miller says give them room. In a collision with a car or truck, the plow is going to win... Read more

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(Raymond MN-) The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department is looking for a man who grabbed cash from a gas station in Raymond, then took off. Chief Deputy Greg Stehn says at 9:25 p.m. Monday night they got a report that a tall, slender man came into the Cenex Station on Highway 23 in Raymond, … Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- Minneapolis Metro transit workers are threatening a strike during the weekend of the Super Bowl. Seventy union employees attended Monday night's Metropolitan Council Transportation committee meeting in Minneapolis to sound off about their contract dispute. Some of the st… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) The civil lawsuit against former Willmar businessman Pete Hoagland is on hold. Hoagland, 70, is serving a 95 month prison term at Rush City after admitting he sexually abused 5 boys in the 1980s and 90s, and some of the victims are now suing him. A jury trial had been set for J… Read more

 

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[Willmar, MN]-- The Willmar Boys Swimming and Diving team will look to improve on a fifth place finish in the section 3A meet from last year and a seventh place finish in the Central Lakes Conference.  Read more

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(Lake Buena Vista, FL) -- The Twins are bolstering their starting rotation. The Twins have signed former Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda to a two-year, 10-million-dollar contract. Pineda underwent Tommy John surgery in July and will likely miss most of all of next season. He will earn two-mil… Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- The Wild are also in action at home tonight as they host the Toronto Maple Leafs at the X. Minnesota opened its three-game homestand with a 2-1 shootout victory over Calgary on Tuesday. The Wild have won three straight to improve to 16-11-and-3 on the season. The Leafs sit … Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Timberwolves resume their five-game homestand tonight against the Sacramento Kings at Target Center. Minnesota has split the first two games after losing to Philadelphia 118-112 in overtime on Tuesday. The Wolves are 16-and-12 overall. The Kings come in at 9-and-18. Read more

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