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Identity Given For Duluth Man Who Died In Boundary Waters

Authorities have identified a Duluth man who died after becoming ill while hiking a remote trail in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

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State Defends New Camera Ban for Prison Interviews

Gov. Mark Dayton's administration says a new ban on cameras for prison inmate interviews is meant to shield crime victims from harmful images of their assailants. Television stations and journalism organizations are crying foul over the ban on still and video cameras.

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Defense: Waseca Bomb Plot Case Might Stay In Juvenile Court

The attorney for a teen accused of plotting to carry out an attack at Waseca Junior and Senior High School says the case might stay in juvenile court.

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Teen to Stand Trial in Fatal Stabbing of Fisherman

A judge in western Wisconsin has ordered a Minnesota teen to stand trial on charges of fatally stabbing a fisherman during a confrontation along the St. Croix River. Nineteen-year-old Levi Acre-Kendall is charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the April 14th death of 34-year-old Peter Kelly at Interstate State Park in St. Croix Falls on the border of Minnesota.

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Man Killed in Duluth Bus Crash was Attempting to Help Driver

Duluth police say the passenger who was killed in a transit bus crash was rushing to help the driver as the vehicle careened out of control. Authorities say 53-year-old Michael Mooney died when the Duluth Transit Authority bus crashed April 14th.

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Amazon Distribution Center in Shakopee Could Employ 1,000

Amazon.com Inc. is planning to build a distribution center in the Twin Cities area that could eventually employ 1,000 people. The online retailer is asking the city of Shakopee for about $5 million in tax breaks to build the 820,000-square-foot center and warehouse.

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Minnesota Vikings Start Season on A Monday Night at San Francisco

The Minnesota Vikings will start the 2015 season on the road, for the sixth time in the last seven years, with a Monday night game at San Francisco. They'll travel the final week, too, with a visit to Green Bay for the first January regular season game between the two rivals.

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House Backs Higher Fine For Texting-While-Driving Offenses

Serial offenders of Minnesota's prohibition on texting while driving could soon face steeper fines.

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Duluth Man Dies Hiking Remote Trail in Boundary Waters

Authorities in northeastern Minnesota say a 27-year-old Duluth man has died after becoming ill while hiking a remote trail in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

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Lawmakers Shore Up Response Funds as Bird Flu Wracks State

The deadly H5N2 virus continues to spread in the nation's largest turkey producing state. Now Minnesota Lawmakers are expected to approve a bill providing emergency funds in response to the outbreak.

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