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Thanksgiving Travelers Face Snowy Minnesota Roads

Snowy roads in southern Minnesota and poor visibility could cause delays on one of the busiest travel days of the year. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for much of southern Minnesota including the Twin Cities.

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Menahga Man Pleads Guilty In Strangulation Death

A Menahga man has pleaded guilty to murder in the strangulation death of a 19-year-old woman. 21-year-old Harley Leritz admitted to second-degree murder Wednesday in Hubbardy County court after being charged with first- and second-degree murder.

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Man Charged In Attack On Girlfriend At Homeless Shelter

Authorities have charged a Twin Cities man who they say hit his pregnant girlfriend in the head with a gun at a church homeless shelter. Johnathan Herring is charged with felony assault, domestic assault and making terroristic threats following the attack at Hope Lutheran Church in Jordan on Saturday.

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Area Players Named To AP All-State Football Team

The 2014 Minnesota Associated Press All-State football team, as voted on by statewide media:

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E-Pulltabs Finally Gaining Ground In Minnesota

Although electronic pulltabs may never provide the revenue once counted on to help build the new Minnesota Vikings stadium, they have quietly begun to do much better than when first launched. New games and better technology are drawing in more players at venues across the state.

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Identities Released In Rochester Murder-Suicide

Police have identified the father who they say took the life of his young daughter and then killed himself in Rochester. Bradley Higgins fatally shot 9-year-old Mackenzie Higgins before turning the gun on himself Sunday afternoon at his brother's house.

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Minneapolis Considers Statewide Mattress Recycling

The Minneapolis City Council is proposing the creation of a statewide mattress recycling program to ease the burden of the cumbersome and costly item at landfills. Mattresses pose many problems for both trash collectors and taxpayers alike.

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New FDA Rules Put Calorie Counts On Menus

Counting your calories will become easier under new government rules requiring chain restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores - and even movie theaters, amusement parks and vending machines - to post the calorie content of food "clearly and conspicuously" on their menus.

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Police Say Hanging Death Of White Bear Lake Student Was Accidental

Police say the death of a student who was hanged at White Bear Lake Area High School was an accident. Fourteen-year-old Sawyer Moeller died last Friday after he was injured in the performing arts area of the North Campus the week before.

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Redbox Raising DVD Rental Rates By 25 Percent

Redbox is raising its DVD rental prices by 25 percent in an effort to wring more revenue from the shrinking audience that still watches movies on discs rather than online. The increase announced Monday means the price to check out a DVD from one of Redbox's nearly 44,000 in-store kiosks will increase from $1.20 per day to $1.50 effective Dec. 2.

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