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(Elk River, MN) -- The sentence is ten-years-and-eight months in prison for a Sherburne County man who caused a fatal drunken-driving crash that killed a Dassel man. Thirty-nine-year-old Jason Rothmeyer of Clear Lake pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular operation and fleeing police resulting… Read more

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(Owatonna, MN) -- The Minnesota State Patrol says a crash on Interstate 35 near Owatonna Thursday forced northbound lanes to be closed. About 20 passenger vehicles and six jack-knifed semis were involved. Only minor injuries were reported. Thursday morning’s snowfall is being blamed for 146 … Read more

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(St. Paul, MN) -- Republican lawmakers are criticizing the University of Minnesota Board of Regents for approving a salary exceeding 500-thousand dollars for a new provost -- President Joan Gabel's first major hire. Representative Peggy Scott from Andover claims the U of M is legitimizing a … Read more

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(Willmar MN-) The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to be the lifeline for patients in need this holiday season by making an appointment to give blood or platelets. While helping to save lives is likely motivation enough, those who come out to give Nov. 18-Dec. 18 will also receive a … Read more

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(St. Cloud, MN) -- An Alexandria man who stole a car and shot a Stearns County deputy with a bow is sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison. Thirty-two-year-old Ramey Olson pleaded guilty to three felonies after a passing a mental competency examination. Olson stole a pickup in Alexandria, dr… Read more

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(Benson MN-) A former Swift Falls man finally has his High School Diploma...73 years late. 91-year-old Clifford Hanson is a resident of Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo, and on Monday he was presented with an honorary diploma from Benson High School. Hanson grew up on a livestock farm near … Read more

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(Willmar MN-) Willmar police may release more details today regarding a shooting in Willmar. On Tuesday morning Willmar Police responded to a report of shots fired in the 1300 Block of Dana Drive in Southeast Willmar. Officers found a 25-year-old man lying in the street, and a 26-year-old ma… Read more

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(St. Cloud, MN) -- A court hearing for a Paynesville man accused in a deadly mobile home fire is being pushed back until January 23rd. Forty-six-year-old John Newport is charged with second-degree murder for starting his daughter's trailer on fire last July and killing Jamey Newport. His omn… Read more

LOCAL AND REGIONAL SPORTS

(St. Paul, MN) -- The Wild scored twice in every period as they outgunned the Oilers 6-5 in St. Paul. Luke Kunin's third period goal was the difference for Minnesota, which snapped a two-game skid. The Wild wrap up their three-game homestand tomorrow against Philadelphia. Read more

Minneapolis, MN) -- The Timberwolves are back in action tonight hosting the LA Clippers at the Target Center. Minnesota has lost six straight following a 127-116 home setback to Utah on Wednesday. The Wolves are now 10-and-14 on the year. LA is 19-and-7. Read more

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