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Boy Accidentally Shot by Father in Central Minnesota Dies

Authorities say a 14-year-old boy has died after he was accidentally shot in the neck by his father in central Minnesota.

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EEOC Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Transgender Employee

A federal lawsuit alleges a Minnesota company subjected a transgender employee to sex discrimination.

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(Photo: Ray Bodden, Flickr)
(Photo: Ray Bodden, Flickr)
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Hundreds Gather for St. Paul Protest Against Pipeline

Hundreds have gathered in St. Paul to protest Minnesota's proposed Sandpiper pipeline.

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Minneapolis Repeals Laws Against Spitting and Lurking

Minneapolis has wiped away laws that banned lurking and spitting, responding to critics who said they unfairly targeted minorities. The Minneapolis City Council voted 12-1 on Friday to repeal the ordinances. Mayor Betsy Hodges called the ordinances antiquated and unnecessary.

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Vikings Stadium: Last Concrete Poured, Roof Truss Connected

Construction of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium has reached several milestones this week. The last structure concrete was poured on Thursday, and more than 1,200 workers on site were treated to a lunch in celebration.

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Turkeys Roam On California Farm Ahead Of The Holiday Season
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Kandiyohi County Records Minnesota’s 40th Bird Flu Case

The top turkey producing county in the country's top turkey state has recorded its 40th case of bird flu.

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Dayton Asks Lawmakers to Slow Down Auditor Changes

Top Minnesota officials are trading offers to resolve the biggest barrier to finishing the state's budget.

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Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON News
Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON News
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Education Bill Gives Schools Option of Pre-Labor Day Start

Minnesota lawmakers are giving school districts a chance to get their academic years started sooner this fall.

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Patrick Ryan, photo courtesy of Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing
Patrick Ryan, photo courtesy of Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing
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22-Year-Old Hibbing Man Dies of Injuries in Industrial Accident

A man critically injured in an industrial accident in Hibbing last week has died. Twenty-two-year-old Patrick Ryan had been pinned by a piece of heavy machinery at Cast Corp. May 26th.

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Prosecutors Respond to Appeal in Byron Smith Double Shooting

Prosecutors say it was the defendant's own words which led to his conviction for killing two teenage intruders in Little Falls. In a brief filed with the Minnesota Supreme Court, prosecutors urge the justices to uphold Byron Smith's conviction of first-degree premeditated murder for fatally shooting 18-year-old Haile Kifer and 17-year-old Nick Brady on Thanksgiving Day of 2012.

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