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Minnesota Roads To See Increase In Holiday Traffic

Minnesota motorists can expect more company on the roads around Thanksgiving due to low gas prices and an improving economy. AAA is reporting that 41.3 million people will drive 50 miles or more from home during the upcoming holiday weekend that runs from Wednesday to Sunday.

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UPDATE: Rochester Father Kills Daughter, Self

Police in Rochester say a father killed his 9-year-old daughter and then himself during his visitation with the girl at his brother's house. Lt. Casey Moilanen said Monday the two were found dead in the basement of the home when the girl's mother came to pick up her daughter Sunday afternoon.

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Retired Alexandria Doctor Heading To Sierra Leone

A retired doctor from Alexandria is preparing for a trip to Sierra Leone despite federal warnings against non-essential travel to the county. At age 93, Dr. Lowell Gess doesn't show a bit of hesitation about his upcoming journey to Africa, where he plans to do whatever he can to help combat the Ebola outbreak there.

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Neighbors Rescue Family From Burning Home

A family in Minnesota City escaped their burning home thanks to quick action by the neighbors.

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2 Fishermen Rescued From Twin Cities Lake

Two Twin Cities-area fishermen say they were rescued from Long lake after falling through the ice. Bruce Halverson and Paul Monahan say they were in the water for about two to three minutes Sunday afternoon about 150 yards from the shore.

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Holdingford Tops BOLD 20-18 In Class AA Title Game

A 10-yard touchdown pass in double overtime gave Holdingford the Class 2A state title Friday in a 20-18 win over BOLD. It's the school's first title since 1981.

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Grand Meadow Beats Edgerton/Ellsworth In Nine-Man State Champioship

Michael Stejskal threw for 215 yards and three touchdowns as Grand Meadow won its second straight state football title by beating Edgerton/Ellsworth 48-0 in the 9-Man Championship at the Prep Bowl.

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Ellison: Soldiers in West Africa Need More Pay

Minnesota U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison says the 700 Minnesota National Guard soldiers being deployed to West Africa to help stop the spread of the deadly Ebola disease deserve more than $5 a day extra in hardship pay.

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Foster Home Shortage Costing Minnesota Counties

Some officials in the St. Cloud area say a declining number of licensed foster homes sometimes forces them to seek more expensive care for children. Both Benton and Stearns counties have reported significant declines over the past few years.

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Brooklyn Park Man Pleads Guilty In Crash

A Brooklyn Park man has pleaded guilty in a car crash that severely injured his two children. 46-year-old Earl Ward pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of criminal vehicular operation and violating a no-contact order with the children's mother. His plea didn't come with a deal for sentencing.

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