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Police Identify Minnesota Man Whose Body Was Found in Red River

Authorities have identified the man whose body was found in the Red River near downtown Grand Forks Monday night. The Grand Forks Police Department on Tuesday said the body is that of 25-year-old Aaron Pigeon of Badger, Minnesota.

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Expert: Waseca Teen Accused In Bomb Plot ‘Significant Risk’

An expert for the prosecution has testified that a teenager accused of plotting to attack his southern Minnesota school poses "a significant risk for future violence."

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Wednesday Ends Long Wait For Medical Marijuana Patients

A long wait for Minnesota patients hoping to get medical marijuana is almost over. Minnesota will begin dispensing medical marijuana Wednesday.

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Minnesota Takes New Route for Invalidating Driver’s Licenses

That canceled driver's license will no longer carry the clipped corner. Instead, Minnesota will begin stamping "void" on identification cards that are invalidated. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said Tuesday that the change takes effect next week.

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Stearns County Judge Allows Nuisance Claim to Proceed

A Stearns County judge is allowing a public nuisance claim to proceed against the Diocese of St. Cloud. The claim is part of a lawsuit by a man who accuses former St. Cloud diocese priest James Thoennes of abusing him when he was a boy in Foley in the early 1970s.

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Winds Blow Smoke from Forest Fires in Canada into Midwest

A haze is blanketing much of the Midwest as strong winds carry smoke from forest fires in Canada thousands of miles to the south. National Weather Service forecasters say Tuesday that smoke from wildfires in northern Saskatchewan is blowing as far south as Tennessee.

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New Laws to Take Effect in Minnesota on Wednesday

A raft of new laws is set to take effect in Minnesota on Wednesday. Students in two-year colleges will benefit from a tuition freeze, doctors will find it easier to practice long-distance medicine and the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension will get more resources to tackle child porn and human trafficking.

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Minnesota School Testing to be Reduced After Lawmakers Cut Funding

Students will take significantly fewer statewide tests after Minnesota lawmakers cut the state's testing budget in half earlier this month. The Legislature reduced the Minnesota Department of Education's testing budget from $42 million in the last two-year cycle to $22 million for the next two years.

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UPDATE: Mother Arrested in Baby’s Death Says She Heard Attack

The mother facing charges in the death of her infant daughter in western Colorado allegedly said her husband attacked the fussy baby as she listened from another room but she didn't stop him. Forty-one-year-old Phyllis Wyatt and 29-year-old Matthew Ogden were arrested Monday in Cass County, Minnesota in the death of Sarah Ogden in Parachute, Colorado.

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HealthPartners to Cut Back on Sugary Drinks

A nonprofit health care provider based in the Twin Cities area says it's cutting back on sugary drinks at its hospitals and clinics. Bloomington-based HealthPartners said Monday that it would take out at least 80 percent of all sugary drinks in its network next year.

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