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Vikings’ Phil Loadholt Done for Year with Achilles Tear

Minnesota Vikings right tackle Phil Loadholt's season is over because of a torn left Achilles tendon. Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner confirmed on Monday the fears the team had after Saturday night's preseason game.

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Office of Dentist Who Killed Cecil the Lion Reopens

The dental practice of a Minnesota man who killed a well-known lion in Zimbabwe has reopened. Walter Palmer's River Bluff Dental said in a tweet Monday that it was beginning to see patients again. The tweet said Palmer wasn't at the office.

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NFL, College Win Appeal of Gun Case Involving Off-Duty Cops

The NFL and University of Minnesota have won the latest round in a legal fight over the ability of off-duty officers to carry handguns at Minnesota Vikings games.

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Mississippi River Mussels Making Comeback in Twin Cities

A variety of native mussel species once wiped out by pollution are making a comeback on the Mississippi River between Minneapolis and St. Paul. The mussels suffered when sewage, industrial waste and farm runoff began tainting the river.

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2 Women Charged in Bleach Attack

Authorities say two women are facing criminal charges in Mower County for attacking a woman and dumping bleach around a home in a fit of jealousy. A criminal complaint says one of the accused women smashed a flat screen TV and a mirror at an Austin home.

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Americans Waiting Longer Than Ever to Buy First Homes

The real estate data firm Zillow finds that people buying a home for the first time are older than they used to be and are waiting longer than previous generations. The analysis finds that the typical first-timer now rents for six years before buying a home, up from 2.6 years in the early 1970s.

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Driver Charged in Fatal Bike Crash

Investigators say the death of a bicyclist who was struck by a car in McLeod County is the result of distracted driving. A 25-year-old Prior Lake woman is facing three criminal charges as a result of the accident that killed 40-year-old Penny Verdeck of Glencoe last April.

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Divers Find Body of Man Who Went Missing in Minneapolis Lake

Authorities say they've found the body of a 43-year-old man who went missing while swimming in Lake Harriet in Minneapolis. The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office says divers found and recovered the man's body shortly after 2 a.m. Monday.

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4 Bicyclists Hurt as Man Throws Concrete in Minneapolis

Minneapolis police are trying to figure out who is hurling chunks of concrete at random people.

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UPDATE: Minneapolis Police Say Missing Boy Found Safe and Sound

Minneapolis police say they have located a missing 11-year-old boy.

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