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(Willmar MN-)  The murder trial for a Willmar man was set to begin in Kandiyohi County District Court Monday morning but now has been delayed until later this year.   The jury had already been seated for the trial of 30-year-old Richard Houske (house key) who is charged with 3rd Degree Murde… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) The Willmar City Council last night approved putting a local option sales tax on the ballot this November. If approved by Willmar voters and then given the go-ahead by the Minnesota Legislature, a half-cent sales tax would be added to most sales in Willmar for the next 13 years… Read more

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(Hutchinson MN-) A Hutchinson teen was hurt when he crashed his pickup in eastern Renville County Monday morning. The state patrol says at 6:03 a.m. 16-year-old Logan Hempel was southbound on County Road 24 when his pickup left the road, hit the ditch and crashed into a field approach near C… Read more

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(Minnetrista MN-) Country music superstar Tim McGraw is returning to the home of Willmar native Pete Taunton later this month to raise money for two veterans' service organizations. On Saturday, July 27th, McGraw will give a free concert at the Lake Minnetonka home of Peter Taunton, founder … Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Rockin Robbins returns to Willmar for the third year on Tuesday. Robbin's Island Park will be more like Marty Robbin's Park as a couple of classic country music acts will open up the 4 straight Tuesdays of entertainment. Steve Brisendine is with the Willmar Rotary Club which ha… Read more

(St. Paul, MN) -- Minnesota driver's licenses and identification cards are getting a new look. State officials unveiled the new designs yesterday and will begin issuing the ID's August 6th. The new cards feature a canoeist on the Mississippi River and vertical cards for people younger than 2… Read more

(Orono, MN) -- Orono police are investigating reports that two women have been drugged while drinking at Lord Fletcher's Old Lake Lodge. A 37-year-old woman reported blacking out July 7th after returning home from the Lake Minnetonka establishment and not remembering several hours of her eve… Read more

(St. Paul, MN) -- Minnesota's election chief is deeply concerned about comments President Trump made doubting Russian interference in the 2016 campaign. Secretary of State Steve Simon said yesterday that Trump's comments have made U.S. elections less secure. Trump made the comments after a c… Read more

 

LOCAL AND REGIONAL SPORTS

(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Twins are off the diamond until Friday for the All-Star break. The Twins will begin the second half of the season with a 10-game road trip starting in Kansas City this weekend. Minnesota sits at 44-and-50, seven-and-a-half games behind Cleveland for first place in th… Read more

(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Lynx look to snap their two-game losing streak tomorrow when they host the Indiana Fever at Target Center. Minnesota is coming off an 83-64 setback to Connecticut on Sunday. The Lynx sit at 12-and-10 on the season. The Fever are a league-worst 2-and-20, which include… Read more

(Undated) -- Two Gophers football players are on the watch lists for two of college football's prestigious awards. Minnesota running back Rodney Smith is up for the Maxwell Award, which is given to the player of the year. Linebacker Thomas Barber is on the list for the Bednarik Award, which … Read more

(Washington, DC) -- The 89th MLB All-Star Game is tonight in Washington, D.C. Pitcher Jose Berrios will be the Twins' lone representative. Berrios earned his first career All-Star appearance after going 9-and-7 with a 3.68 ERA in 20 starts in the first half of the season. Read more

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Brian Dozier drilled a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Twins past the Rays 11-7 in Minnesota. Dozier drove in five, while Eddie Rosario had three hits and two RBI for the Twins, who took three-of-four in the series and finished 9-and-2 on… Read more

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