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(Willmar MN-) An historical marker near Hawick went missing Wednesday, but not for long. The marker is entitled "The Cape of Bad Luck" and was located in extreme northeast Kandiyohi County, southwest of Paynesville. Bob Larson of the Kandiyohi County Historical Society says the property owne… Read more

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(St. Paul MN-) During the first week of the new hands-free behind the wheel smartphone law, officers, deputies and troopers statewide cited 678 drivers for violating the law. State Patrol Lieutenant Gordon Shank is urging drivers to make smart choices. Read more

(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Minnesota State Fair gets underway today. The 2019 Great Minnesota Get-Together is opening the gates for this year's event. About two-million people are expected to attend the fair during its 12-day stretch. Read more

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(Willmar MN-) A woman was slightly hurt in the crash of a Central Community Transit bus north of Willmar Wednesday afternoon. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department says it happened at 12:14 p.m. near the intersection of County Road 25 and 5th Street Northwest. The bus, driven by 76-year-… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Kandiyohi County is currently updating its Parks Plan and will host an Open House to discuss the project this afternoon from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Kandiyohi County Commissioner Roger Imdieke says the Open House will take place at the Kandiyohi Health and Human Services Building on N… Read more

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(Pennock MN-) Hultgren Farms of rural Pennock is growing hemp this year, trying to see if they can be successful in meeting the increasing demands of people who want to eat, drink, smoke and wear the once illegal plant and it's by-products. The 2018 Federal Farm Bill categorized hemp as an a… Read more

LOCAL AND REGIONAL SPORTS

(Eagan, MN) -- The Vikings continue to gear up for Saturday's showdown with first-overall draft pick Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals at US Bank Stadium. It's the third preseason game with most starters expected to play into the second half. The Vikes are 2-and-0 with wins over the Sai… Read more

(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Lynx begin their final homestand of the regular-season tonight as they host the Dallas Wings at the Target Center. Minnesota will also entertain Las Vegas, Chicago and Indiana before playing its final two games on the road. The Lynx have lost three in-a-row but remai… Read more

(St. Paul, MN) -- Bill Guerin is the new general manager of the Wild. Guerin becomes the fourth GM in franchise history. He takes over for Paul Fenton, who was fired at the end of July. Guerin has won two Stanley Cups as a player and two more in the front office of the Pittsburgh Penguins. H… Read more

(Nashville, TN) -- Former Gopher and current Tennessee State quarterback Demry Croft is being suspended indefinitely after he was indicted Tuesday on six counts of rape and two counts of sexual battery. Croft has an arraignment set for September 4th. The 22-year-old started the final six gam… Read more

(Kansas City, KS) -- Minnesota United is on the road tonight to clash with Sporting Kansas City. The Loons currently sit second in the West with 42 points, one more than the LA Galaxy. SKC is 10th with 31 points. Read more

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via New York Police Department(NEW YORK) -- Andrea Zamperoni, the chef of a high-end New York City restaurant, has been found dead days after he went missing, police said. Read more

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