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Shoreview Man, 22, Gets Prison for Kidnapping 15-Year-Old Girl

A 22-year-old Shoreview man has received a five-year prison sentence after he was convicted of kidnapping a 15-year-old girl in a plan to force her to marry him. Kong Xiong was sentenced last week and could be released from prison in July 2018 with credit for time served. He was convicted of sexual assault and kidnapping.

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Xcel Energy Hopes to Have Nearly All Power Restored Sunday

Xcel Energy says the number of Minnesota customers still without electricity after a weekend storm continues to shrink. A company spokeswoman says as of mid-afternoon Sunday, the number of customers without service was down to about 19,000, mostly in the western Twin Cities.

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Man Who Jumped Into River Rescued by Boat Near Red Wing

Emergency responders used boats to rescue a 21-year-old Wisconsin man who was seriously hurt after jumping into the Mississippi River near Red Wing. The Goodhue County sheriff's office says the accident happened shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday on a sand island in the river.

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Medical Marijuana, Now Legal, Still Not Easy to Get for Some

Maria Botker has to drive 400 miles round-trip to buy the medical marijuana that treats her daughter Greta's rare seizure disorder. She's not the only Minnesotan making long drives. Just two facilities in Minneapolis and Eagan opened when Minnesota's new medical marijuana program launched this month.

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