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(St. Paul, MN) -- Dozens of protesters rallied inside the Minnesota Capitol Rotunda Friday, taking a stand against sexual harassment.  Democrat US Senator Al Franken, Republican State Representative Tony Cornish and Democratic State Senator Dan Schoen have been accused of harassment by sever… Read more

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(St. Cloud, MN) -- A man accused of setting fire to a an adult bookstore in St. Cloud is behind bars. Police say the suspect entered Pure Pleasure bookstore yesterday with a gas can and poured fuel inside and lit the fuel. The blaze caused about 380 thousand dollars worth of damage. An arson… Read more

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(Watertown, MN) -- A 42-year-old Watertown man is charged with criminal vehicular homicide in his girlfriend's death earlier this week. The charge against Casey Hoskins was announced Friday by the Carver County Attorney's Office. Witnesses say he and 33-year-old Jessica Ludenia had been argu… Read more

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(Chanhassen, MN) -- A colder and snowier winter than usual is expected in Minnesota. The prediction was made recently by the National Weather Service. They say Minnesota will face up to a 40-percent chance that it will be cooler than normal in December, January and February. Weather experts … Read more

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(Walker, MN) -- A lawsuit has been filed regarding the closing of the Fibrominn Plant in Benson. A Minnesota group of loggers and truckers filed suit Thursday, asking a Cass County judge to order a study of the environmental impacts of closing Fibrominn, now called Benson Power. They allege … Read more

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(Willmar MN-) In 2009, Rice Hospice had a vision to train therapy dogs for comfort, support, and animal companionship. Less than a decade later, they achieved a milestone they never dreamed of when they started this journey…100 registered therapy dogs. Read more

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(Washington, D.C.-) Kiplinger.com has revealed its annual list of the most and least tax-friendly states for retirees. Kiplinger’s 2017 Retiree Tax Map—available at Kiplinger.com/links/retireetaxmap—reveals senior tax breaks across all 50 states, and compares taxes on income (including Socia… Read more

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(Litchfield MN-) Hundreds of items taken during more than a dozen burglaries in Meeker County have been recovered. The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office and Litchfield Police have been investigating 13 burglaries of homes, businesses and sheds since October 1st and on Tuesday, as part of the on… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) People who want to ring bells for the Salvation Army were able to help resolve a hostage situation at Cashwise Foods in Willmar Friday. Chad Koosman, who puts on the annual Celebrate the Light of the World Christmas light display north of Willmar, was tied up in 100 strings of … Read more