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(Minneapolis MN-) Chad Monson of Willmar today (fri) was sentenced to 36 months in federal prison for possessing a machine gun, a pipe bomb and an unregistered silencer. Monson, 47, pleaded guilty to 3 of the 18 charges against him in August, and was sentenced by Federal Judge Joan Erickson … Read more

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(Olivia MN-) Governor Mark Dayton this week authorized the use of funds from the State Disaster Assistance Contingency Account for emergency relief in eight Minnesota counties and one tribal nation. Areas of Faribault, Goodhue, Le Sueur, Martin, Renville, Rice, Steele, and Waseca counties, a… Read more

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(Undated) -- The state has surpassed last year's total for fatal accidents on state roadways with about three weeks remaining in the year. At least 350 people have died in accidents statewide--compared with 333 deaths at this time last year. The Department of Public Safety reports that 24 of… Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Minneapolis city council approved a new ordinance Friday that establishes a framework for developing a Minneapolis I-D card program. The city council approved a 2019 budget earlier this week that includes a one-time allocation of 200-thousand dollars to help start th… Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- Aid workers helping to relocate residents of a Minneapolis homeless camp say they are fearful of a group of outreach volunteers. Nonprofit aid workers say they've been harassed and forced from the camp in the last week by volunteers associated with Natives Against Heroin… Read more

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(New London MN-) Saturday will be "A Charles Dickens Christmas" in New London. Chris Hoffman of New London says several years ago she and her husband were in New York State and saw a small town celebrate Christmas "Dickens-style" and decided to bring it to New London four years ago... Read more

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(Northfield MN-) A Faribault man was hurt when his van hit a piece of road construction equipment near Northfield and rolled. The state patrol says at 1 p.m. Friday 43-year-old Jamie Wright was driving on I-35 when he struck a snowplow that contained a lighted arrowboard directing traffic ar… Read more

 

LOCAL AND REGIONAL SPORTS

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[Willmar, MN]—Willmar won its annual home invitational in dominating fashion on Friday night. Willmar wrestlers went a staggering 38-6 on the night, including 30 pins. Willmar’s final score was 243, dominating second-place St. Cloud Tech (141.5). Read more

[Sartell, MN]--The Willmar girls basketball team put on a clinic in Sartell tonight, highlighted by a 30-2 run from the 6:54 mark of the first half all the way to the 9:09 mark of the second half. When the final horn sounded the Cards were victorious 61-23. Read more

[Willmar, MN]—It was a wild and exciting game Thursday night at the Willmar Civic Center. After it was all said and done the scoreboard was equal, a 4-4 overtime tie. Read more

NATIONAL NEWS:

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Woodland Park Police Department(WOODLAND PARK, Colo.) -- The search for a young Colorado mother who vanished on Thanksgiving Day is intensifying with local police enlisting help from law enforcement nationwide and worried loved ones asking for prayers that she be found safely. Read more

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