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St. Paul Officials Expect State Fair Protest Will Be Orderly

St. Paul officials are encouraging people to visit the Minnesota State Fair on Saturday despite a protest planned by Black Lives Matter.St. Paul officials are encouraging people to visit the Minnesota State Fair on Saturday despite a protest planned by Black Lives Matter.

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Minnesota DNR, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Minnesota DNR, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Officers Cite 2 Men for Trying to Net Fish on Gull Lake

Conservation officers have issued citations to two tribal members who attempted to net fish on Gull Lake in Nisswa on the second day of efforts by activists to assert rights they say they hold under an 1855 treaty.

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New Ulm Police Chief Charged in Domestic Assault

The police chief of New Ulm is accused of domestic assault and disorderly conduct. Myron Wieland is expected to appear in court Friday in Faribault County where he has been jailed since Wednesday.

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UPDATE: Winona Dock Worker Dies After Falling Into Barge

Police say a dock worker has died after falling into an empty barge in Winona in southeastern Minnesota Winona deputy police chief Tom Williams says the worker for CD Corporation was moving the cover on the docked barge Thursday when he fell 12 to 15 feet into it.

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Jet Ski Driver Killed Near Brainerd

A man has died in Jet Ski accident on a Crow Wing County lake. Sheriff's officials say a 21-year-old Eagan man was operating a personal watercraft on Rush Lake Wednesday when he went into the water.

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Photo courtesy of Minnesota State Fair
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Dayton Says Planned Protest Outside Fair ‘Inappropriate’

Gov. Mark Dayton says the group Black Lives Matter has raised valid concerns about vending opportunities at the Minnesota State Fair. But, Dayton says the group's planned protest outside the fairgrounds is "inappropriate."

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Mille Lacs Lake on Sunday night, Photo by Jeremy Mikel
Mille Lacs Lake on Sunday night, Photo by Jeremy Mikel
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DNR Unveils Changes Aimed at Mending Mille Lacs Relations

Minnesota's wildlife officials are making sweeping changes at Mille Lacs Lake to restore trust with locals after shutting down the lake's walleye fishing season.

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Hillman Woman Hospitalized After Crashing Into Tree

A Hillman woman is hurt after crashing her car in Morrison County on Thursday morning.

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2 Die After Being Ejected From ATV in Le Sueur County

Two men died after they were thrown from an all-terrain vehicle and landed in Lake Sakatah in Le Sueur County.

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Service Saturday For Teen Who Died in Fire Escape Fall

A memorial service will be held this weekend in Minneapolis for a teenage boy who fell to his death from a fire escape. Kevin Fannin said Thursday his 16-year-old son, Blake Fannin, died Sunday after falling four stories from an Uptown condominium building about a block from where he lived with his mother.

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