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Sports Authority Wanted Snow Removal Priority For Minneapolis Super Bowl

Newly released documents show the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority wanted assurances that the National Football League would get priority plowing in the event of snowfall during Super Bowl week.

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Photo by WJON.com's Josh Akkermann
Photo by WJON.com's Josh Akkermann
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Cleanup Of Burned Roosevelt School Involves Asbestos

Minnesota's health department and pollution control agency are getting involved in the demolition and cleanup of a historic school in St. Cloud that was destroyed by fire. Mike Adair of Legacy Services Corp. will manage the project.

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Peter Achermann
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5 Years Later, Staples Man Still Missing

It's been five years since a rural Staples man disappeared, and authorities still don't know what happened to him. Eighty-two-year-old Peter Achermann left his home to run errands on July 24, 2009.

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Saddo Ali Warsame, wikipedia
Saddo Ali Warsame, wikipedia
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Slain Somali Lawmaker Spent Time In St. Cloud [VIDEO]

A Somali member of parliament killed in Mogadishu on Wednesday spent several years in Minnesota. Saddo Ali Warsame, who also was a popular folk singer, was killed in a drive-by shooting for which the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility.

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Audobon Wants Vikings Stadium Safer For Birds

The Audubon Society of Minnesota is asking the Minnesota Vikings to do more to protect birds from fatal collisions with the massive glass walls of its new stadium. The team recently told the society it wouldn't use glazing techniques and lighting that could warn birds away from the building.

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Dayton Paid More In Taxes, To Charity In 2013

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton paid nearly $106,000 in state and federal taxes last year, and upped his charitable giving, too. Dayton released his 2013 tax returns on Wednesday, following his routine of doing so since he was a candidate in 2010.

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Hannah Foslien, Getty Images
Hannah Foslien, Getty Images
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Jury Reaches No Verdict In Ventura Defamation Case

There's still no verdict as jurors try to decide whether a decorated military sniper libeled former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in his best-selling memoir. Jurors deliberated from about 9 a.m. until about 4 p.m. Wednesday before leaving the federal courthouse in St. Paul.

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Bemidji: Craig Myran Photography, flickr
Bemidji: Craig Myran Photography, flickr
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Bemidji Man Charged With Shooting Girl on Her Deck

A northern Minnesota man is accused of shooting a 17-year-old girl several times after she told him not to ride his mower through her yard.

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 30: Joe Mauer #7 of the Minnesota Twins reacts to striking out to end the game against the Kansas City Royals on June 30, 2014 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Royals defeated the Twins 6-1. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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Fill-in Swarzak Pitches Twins Past Indians 3-1

Anthony Swarzak pitched five sharp innings in a fill-in start, Oswaldo Arcia homered and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1 Wednesday.

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State Hires Top Medical Pot Official

A health official who managed Minnesota's efforts to reduce tobacco use and obesity will run the state's new medical marijuana program.

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