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(Willmar, MN) -- The Minnesota B-C-A is cancelling a missing person alert for a Willmar teen. Agents say 17-year-old Madison Hjermstad has been located safe. They didn't provide any other details. Madison left a juvenile facility in Willmar last July and had not been in contact with her family. Read more

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(Willmar MN-) A house in southwest Willmar was damaged by a clothes dryer fire Thursday night, and the residents of the home suffered smoke inhalation. Willmar Fire Chief Frank Hanson says at 8:15 p.m. they were called to a house in the 1400 Block of Vista Lane for a clothes dryer fire. When… Read more

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(Bloomington, MN) -- Hennepin County prosecutors say they will not be filing charges in a fatal stabbing early Thursday on a light-rail train in Bloomington. County Attorney Mike Freeman said because "we would be unable to disprove a claim of self-defense." Investigators say a man stabbed 45… Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- Minneapolis-St.Paul International Airport is reporting a record number of passengers in 2019. A total of 39-point-six-million air travelers went through the gates at M-S-P last year. Metropolitan Airports Commission C-E-O Brian Ryks (RICKS) says "a strong economy along w… Read more

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(Spicer MN-) The 16th Annual Polar Plunge takes place tomorrow on Green Lake in Spicer. Event founder, Willmar Police Chief Jim Felt says over the years the event has raised nearly $850,000 for Special Olympics Minnesota... Read more

 

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(Renville MN-) A fund has been created to help a Renville family of five left homeless by a fire. The blaze destroyed the Perez Family home on South 3rd Street in Renville Tuesday. The mother and four children ages 4, 11, 12 and 13 are currently living with a nearby homeowner, and a fund to … Read more

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(Hibbing MN-) While it's clear The Minnesota Senate will not take up Universal Background Check or Red Flag laws this year, Senator Andrew Lang of Olivia says there are some gun measures that might get some traction in 2020. Lang attended a Minnesota Senate hearing on gun laws in Hibbing thi… Read more

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(New London MN-)   This week it was announced Model Citizen, a restaurant connected to Goat Ridge Brewery in New London, would be parting ways, but they say they still want to stay in the local area.  On Model Citizen's Facebook Page yesterday they said their lease has not been renewed by Go… Read more

(New London MN-) It appears one of the more popular restaurants in the area is closing. Model Citizen has been located next to Goat Ridge Brewing in New London for the past few years, but yesterday Goat Ridge posted the following message on their Facebook page: Read more

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(St. Cloud, MN) -- A court hearing for a Paynesville man accused in a deadly mobile home fire takes place at 9:30 Thursday morning in Stearns County District Court. 47-year-old John Newport is charged with second-degree murder for starting his daughter's trailer on fire last July and killing… Read more

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(Clara City MN-) Clara City and Chippewa County are applying for a state grant to help pay to demolish the old Junior-Senior High School. City Administrator Windy Block says the building, at Main Street and 4th Avenue Northwest, has been unused for several years and efforts to find a new use… Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- The families of four Somali-American teens will each receive 40-thousand dollars in a discrimination settlement with the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board. The youths said they feared for their lives when they were detained by Park Police officers in July 2018. Offi… Read more

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg is making his second campaign stop today in Minnesota. The former New York City mayor and multi-billionaire, is meeting with supporters and the leader of the Black Women's Wealth Alliance at a Minneapolis coffee shop (Thu… Read more

(Ramsey County, MN) -- The former commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says a request to delay EPA comments on a critical PolyMet Mining water permit was about efficiency. John Lic Stile took the stand yesterday at a hearing in Ramsey County to defend his handling of the ma… Read more

(St. Paul, MN) -- The anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling is heightening the abortion battle in Minnesota. More than a thousand people rallied yesterday at the State Capitol during the March for Life. The night before, two dozen abortion rights activists threw a birthday part… Read more