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(St. Paul MN-) Firecrackers and aerial fireworks would be legal in Minnesota except in the metro area, under a bill moving forward in the state Senate. Republican Jason Rarick from Pine City says in Greater Minnesota... Read more

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(New London MN-) New London Mayor Bill Gossman was able to attend Saturday night's Cabin Fever Concert at The Little Theatre in New London. Gossman has been getting radiation and chemotherapy treatment at The Mayo Clinic in Rochester for Squamous Cell Cancer for the last month, but was able … Read more

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(Montevideo MN-) A Montevideo man accused of driving under the influence of methamphetamine and getting into a crash that killed a friend appeared in Chippewa County District Court in Montevideo Wednesday afternoon. A pre-trial hearing for 34-year-old Braxton Anderson was set for March 24th … Read more

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(Cobden,MN) -- The Brown County Sheriff's Office say a "major catastrophe" was avoided when a semi hauling propane collided with a train near New Ulm. Deputies say a Central Region Cooperative truck carrying a full propane tanker was struck by a train on the tracks near County Road 7 Wednesd… Read more

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(St. Paul MN-) Representative Dean Urdahl of Grove City ripped house democrats Wednesday after the DFL blocked a GOP moved to replenish a depleted loan program that helps farmers. The Rural Finance Authority loan program runs out of funds on Friday, and House Republicans attempted to repleni… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) The Sperry House in Willmar is now listed on The National Historic Register. Kandiyohi County Historical Society Director Jill Wohnoutka says they learned last month that the 126-year-old house located next to the museum in Willmar was approved to be placed on The National Regi… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) The Willmar City Council Tuesday night set the preliminary budgets for three local option sales tax projects. City Administrator Brian Gramentz says they need to set budgets before they start spending local option sales tax funds for some of the expenses that are rolling in... Read more

 

LOCAL AND REGIONAL SPORTS

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(TRIA Rink, St. Paul, MN) – In a rematch of an overtime game played in late November the Willmar Cardinals battled again with the Hutchinson Tigers in the Consolation Semifinals of the State Class A Girls Hockey Tournament at The TRIA Rink in downtown St. Paul. Back in November the Cards pre… Read more

(Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN) -- In their first Girls State Hockey Tournament appearance in 17 years the Willmar Cardinals drew the second ranked Warroad Warriors at The Xcel Energy Center. The teams opened the tournament for four days of the best in high school girls hockey. The Cardin… Read more

(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Golden Gophers were outscored by 15 in the second half as they lost to visiting Indiana 68-56 at Williams Arena. Daniel Oturu posted 11 points and 14 rebounds for Minnesota, which dropped its third in-a-row and fell to 12-and-13 overall including 6-and-9 in Big Ten a… Read more

(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Timberwolves are back on the hardwood tomorrow night hosting the Boston Celtics at the Target Center. Minnesota comes out of the All-Star break losers in 15 of its last 16 games. The Wolves are second-to-last in the Western Conference at 16-and-37 overall. Read more

(Vancouver, British Columbia) -- Alex Galchenyuk scored the winning goal in the fifth round of the shootout as the Wild clipped the Canucks 4-3 in Vancouver. Galchenyuk also had the tying goal in the third period for Minnesota, which snapped a two-game skid. The Wild visit Edmonton tomorrow … Read more

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Chmiel/iStock(FORT BRAGG, N.C.) -- Fort Bragg welcomed home 800 soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division Thursday. They had been rushed to the Middle East in late December to assist with regional security after protesters attacked the U.S. embassy in Baghdad. Read more

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