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Road-Fund Standoff Stokes Worry In Minnesota

The current Washington standoff over highway construction dollars is causing some discomfort among the people charged with keeping Minnesota's roads and bridges in proper shape. Without a deal soon between Congress and President Barack Obama, the federal Highway Trust Fund could run dry.

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Deadline Nears For Minnesota State Fair Talent Contest

Time is running out for entering the Minnesota State Fair Amateur Talent Contest auditions. Registration closes at 4 p.m. on July 28.

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Brainerd Man Returns To Jail For Flea Market

A Brainerd man is back in jail after resuming operations of what officials call an illegal flea market. A judge sent Chad Ross back to jail Friday. He will stay there until his yard sale is cleared or he completes his 270-day sentence.

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Lawyers Seek Man’s Release From Offender Program

Attorneys for a man who was committed to Minnesota's sex offender program for crimes he committed as a child say his confinement violates his rights.

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Minnesota DNR, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Fort Snelling State Park to Reopen After Flooding

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says Fort Snelling State Park is reopening after a three-week shutdown caused by torrential June rains and flooding.

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Document: Archdiocese Considered Silencing Priest

A canon lawyer who became a whistleblower against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says church officials considered silencing a critic by declaring him to be disabled.

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Wasps Let Loose in Winona to Fight Ash Borer

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is releasing stingless wasps in Winona to try to control the spread of the invasive emerald ash borer.

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Families In Winona Ask For Return Of Rabbits Taken From County Fair

Someone appears to be messing with the rabbits at a Minnesota fair. Two rabbits disappeared from the Winona County Fair last week, and two others were tampered with hours before competition.

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Chris Kluwe, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Kluwe Says Vikings Reneged On Releasing Report

Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says the team has reneged on a promise to give him a copy of their investigation into his allegations of anti-gay conduct by a coach. The Vikings hired two outside lawyers in January to examine Kluwe's claims that special teams coordinator Mike Priefer used slurs and taunts to try to quash Kluwe's outspoken support for gay marriage.

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Some Minneapolis Residents Upset By Late Fireworks For All-Star Gala

"Sleepless in Minneapolis." That's just one of the tweets from city residents upset by post-midnight fireworks shot off after the All-Star Gala in downtown Minneapolis. The invitation-only event was scheduled to start after the Home Run Derby at Target Field. But, rain delayed the derby by an hour.

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