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(Willmar MN-) The firm of Baker Tilly is conducting a nationwide search for a new Willmar City Administrator. The city contracted with the company after the resignation of Ike Holland earlier this year, and also hired former New Ulm City Manager Brian Grammentz to fill in for the next half-y… Read more

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(Richmond MN-) The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) will conduct drilling operations on Highway 23 from Paynesville to Richmond beginning Wednesday, July 17, 2019. When complete, drilling operations will continue on Highway 23 from New London to Paynesville. Drilling is being p… Read more

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(St. Paul MN-) Governor Tim Walz this week held a signing ceremony for Minnesota's new wage theft law, which he said creates increased protections for Minnesota workers against wage theft. Bill author Tim Mahoney... Read more

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(DETROIT LAKES, Minn) .—Motorists can expect lane closures and delays on several state highways in west central Minnesota beginning this week. Crews will be completing preventative maintenance sealcoat projects that will extend the life of the pavement surfaces in the following areas: Read more

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(Paynesville MN-) A weekend barbecue got out of hand and heavily damaged a home on Lake Koronis. The Stearns County Sheriff's Department says just before 9 a.m. Saturday they responded to a residential fire in Paynesville Township on the western end of Lake Koronis. 72-year-old Larry Venenga… Read more

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(Willmar MN-) A St. Cloud youth was in court yesterday after allegedly shooting a man in Willmar June 30th. 17-year-old Jeremiah Torke currently faces Attempted Second Degree Murder with Intent and 3 other charges for allegedly shooting and wounding a 29-year-old man who told Torke he had to… Read more

LOCAL AND REGIONAL SPORTS

(St. Paul, MN) -- The Wild are locking up a trio of restricted free agents. They have re-signed forward Ryan Donato to a two-year, 3.8-million-dollar contract. The Wild also inked forward Nico Sturm and defenseman Carson Soucy to one-year, two-way deals. Read more

(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Lynx welcome in the Seattle Storm for a showdown tonight at the Target Center. Minnesota has won four of its last five to get to 10-and-7 on the year. The Lynx beat Phoenix 75-62 their last time out on Sunday. The Storm sit at 10-and-8. Read more

(New York, NY) -- Vikings running back Roc Thomas is being suspended for the first three games of the regular season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Thomas can participate in training camp, which begins next week, as well as the preseason. He will be eligible to return Septem… Read more

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Michael Conforto singled in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning as the Mets held on to beat the Twins 3-2 at Target Field. Jonathan Schoop homered for the Twins, who are 2-and-2 since the break. Michael Pineda permitted three runs, just one earned, in six frames as he d… Read more

NATIONAL NEWS:

Scott Eisen/Getty Images(NANTUCKET, Mass.) -- Prosecutors in Nantucket on Wednesday dropped a felony sexual assault charge against the actor Kevin Spacey, after watching their case against the actor slowly fall apart under scrutiny from Spacey's defense team during months of contentious pre-… Read more

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