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Ex-Minnesota State-Mankato Coach Returning To Job

Former Minnesota State, Mankato, football coach Todd Hoffner says he'll return to his old job after an arbitrator ruled he was wrongly fired. Hoffner said Tuesday that returning "will help heal that injury." He'd since taken a job at Minot State and says he'll be "forever grateful" to that school.

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Full Lunar Eclipse Delights North, South Americas

Sky-gazers in North and South America were treated to a full lunar eclipse - at least those fortunate enough to have clear skies. The moon was eclipsed by the Earth's shadow early Tuesday, beginning around 1 a.m. EDT for 5 1/2 hours.

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UPDATE: Suspect Arrested After Deputy Shot In Northwestern Minnesota

Authorities in northwestern Minnesota say a suspect has been arrested for shooting a sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop. Norman County sheriff's dispatcher Kim Lewis says the deputy is expected to be OK.

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Austin Man Accused Of Driving Go-Kart While Drunk

Police in Austin have arrested a man for driving drunk in a child's go-kart. Chief Brian Krueger says an officer nearly hit the man who was driving the battery-powered go-kart on the road.

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Charges Filed Following Frozen Four Melee

A Richfield man has been charged with assaulting a police officer during a skirmish that followed the University of Minnesota's defeat in the Frozen Four championship game.

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Spring Fieldwork Off to Late Start in Minnesota

Spring fieldwork is off to a late start because of winter's stubborn grip on Minnesota. But yields shouldn't be hurt as long as farmers can get into their fields soon after Easter.

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Dayton Signs Minimum Wage Boost Into Law

Tens of thousands of Minnesota workers have big raises coming their way. Gov. Mark Dayton signed a new minimum wage law Monday that provides annual pay bumps for those earning the least.

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No Criminal Charges In River Crash That Killed 4 Near Winona

Winona County law enforcement officials say no criminal charges will be filed as a result of a Mississippi River crash that killed four people. Three men and a female driver died in January when their SUV crashed through a guardrail in Winona and plunged through the ice.

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Spring Snow Slows Travel In Southeast Minnesota

It's a slippery drive to work in southeastern Minnesota. Light snow, with accumulations of up to 4 inches, is reported in Winona, Preston and Rochester.

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Maplewood Police Investigating Body Found In Creek

Police are investigating after the body of a woman was found partially submerged in a creek near a walking path in Maplewood. Police say the woman's body was discovered Saturday.

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