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The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Minnesota says about 500 bicycle riders will be exploring west central Minnesota this coming week and raising money to fight MS. The MS TRAM which stands for The Ride Across Minnesota will cover about 300 miles in 5 days. The event begins Monday morning at T… Read more

More loons are getting tested for West Nile Virus this week, after the DNR reports an uptick in dead loons in northeastern Minnesota. The DNR is doing this as a way to track where people are finding dead loons and track where the West Nile Virus may be occurring Read more

(St. Cloud, MN) -- St. Cloud Police continue to investigate a weekend shooting that left a 24-year-old wounded in an alley. Police found the man just after 3:30 Saturday morning near the intersection of 4th and 5th Avenues South. Investigators think an altercation outside a nearby party led … Read more

(Moorhead, MN) -- Two Moorhead area families are grieving today after two people were killed when the driver of a pick-up ran a stop sign and smashed into their car. The Minnesota State Patrol says 26-year-old Justin Helgeson from Coon Valley, Wisconsin, blew through the intersection at Coun… Read more

-- Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar reached the polling threshold to qualify for the third Democratic presidential debate, scheduled for September. Klobuchar secured four percent of the vote in a recent poll among Democratic voters in Iowa, marking her fourth qualifying polling result. The ne… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) If you're planning to spend some time outdoors this weekend, don't forget that mosquito spray. Mike McLean with the Metropolitian Mosquito Control District. Read more

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(St. James, MN) -- A vacant lumber yard in St. James could be transformed into a large indoor hemp farming operation. A business named Native Girl Farms is working on a purchase agreement for the property in hopes of growing hemp and manufacturing C-B-D oil and products. Co-owner Matt Willne… Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- Eddie Rosario’s pinch hit three run blast helped lift the Twins to a 6-3 win over the A’s. It was the first pinch hit homer of the year for the Twins and it was a big one as it gave them a 4-3 lead. C.J. Cron and Mitch Garver would help pad the lead in the eighth as both… Read more

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Willmar, Minn.—The Stingers continue their struggles against the Honkers with a 4-1 loss. That is their third straight loss to the Honkers. Read more

(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Twins gave up 12 runs over the final three innings in a 14-4 loss to the Mets at Target Field. Nelson Cruz and Mitch Garver went deep for the Twins, who have dropped three in-a-row for the first time this season. Trevor May took the loss. Starter Martin Perez permitt… Read more

(Chicago, IL) -- The Big Ten Football Media Days get going today in Chicago. Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck is scheduled to speak at 1 p.m. He is joined by Gophers running back Mohamed Ibrahim, wide receiver Tyler Johnson and defensive lineman Carter Coughlin. Ibrahim along with Rodney Smit… Read more

(St. Paul, MN) -- Minnesota United was no match for Aston Villa of the English Premier League as the Loons lost 3-0 in a friendly at Allianz Field. Minnesota saw its eight match unbeaten streak come to an end. The Loons hit the road to Real Salt Lake on Saturday. Read more

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