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Extra Patrols to Enforce DWI Law this Weekend

Minnesota troopers say more people are arrested for driving drunk on Super Bowl weekend than the subsequent and prior weekends. The state Department of Public Safety says on Super Bowl game day through Monday, an average of 190 drivers will be arrested for drunken driving and at least one person will die.

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Slow Enrollment Leaves State With Bigger MNsure Bill

Lackluster enrollment in private plans and shrinking federal funds may force the state to cover a greater share of Minnesota's health insurance exchange.

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Minnesota Man Pleads Guilty in Gambia Coup Attempt

A Minnesota man is pleading guilty to charges tied to a failed coup in the West African nation of Gambia. Forty-six-year-old Papa Faal of Brooklyn Park pleaded guilty Today to two counts. The charges stem from a December 30th coup attempt.

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Delta Flight Lands in Vegas with Pilot Locked out of Cockpit

A Delta Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing in Las Vegas after the pilot was locked out of the cockpit. The co-pilot was still at the controls. Officials say no one was injured.

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Debate Over Access to Body Camera Footage Arrives at Capitol

Minnesota lawmakers are wading into a debate over access to footage caught on police body cameras. A law enforcement-backed proposal to put strict limits on who sees body camera videos was introduced Thursday in the House. A Senate version isn't far behind.

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Driver Dies in Crash with MnDOT Snowplow

The State Patrol says a 19-year-old man was killed when his pickup collided head-on with a snowplow in northeastern Minnesota. The crash happened around 9:50 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 2 east of Floodwood.

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School Bus Runs Over Legs of Student in Pelican Rapids

An elementary school student is recovering after a school bus ran over his legs as he got off a bus in Pelican Rapids. The boy was exiting the bus Wednesday afternoon when he tripped and another bus that was coming to park ran over his legs.

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Michael Trudeau, Carver County Jail
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Carver County Man Accused of Biting Off Part of Woman’s Ear

A southern Minnesota man is accused of choking his girlfriend and biting off part of her ear after earlier setting her cat on fire. A charging document filed in Carver County says Michael Anthony Trudeau argued with the woman at her apartment in Chaska last Sunday and threatened to kill her.

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Minneapolis-Based RyKrisp Factory to Close

A Nebraska-based food company has announced it will stop producing a rye cracker made exclusively at a Minneapolis plant. According to a statement released Wednesday, ConAgra has decided to stop making RyKrisp crackers due to low demand, although the product was once popular among dieters and Scandinavians.

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Bill Would Require Talking to Doctor Before Opting Out of Shots

A Minnesota lawmaker wants parents who don't vaccinate their children to meet with a doctor first. Rep. Mike Freiberg has a bill that would require those parents to learn about vaccines and their impact on diseases from a health care provider.

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