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‘Sniper’ Author’s Widow Seeks Ventura Case Retrial

The widow of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle has asked a judge to set aside a jury's verdict in favor of former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura or to order a new trial.

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Former Winona YWCA Damaged by Fire

A gymnastics training facility in downtown Winona has been damaged by fire.

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Lightning Ignites Restaurant Fire In Dorset

Lightning strikes accompanying strong thunderstorms have done some damage in a tiny Minnesota tourist town which jokingly bills itself as the "restaurant capital of the world." Lightning sparked a fire which destroyed one dining spot the Dorset House restaurant, and caused significant damage to another, Companeros.

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photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Minnesota Hires Rail Inspectors Along Oil Route Through St. Cloud

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is hiring more rail inspectors in accordance with a new state law. The legislation was passed in response to the increasing amount of oil trains leaving North Dakota's oil fields and traveling through Minnesota.

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Steven Sohlstrom
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Flash Flood, Thunderstorm Warnings In North Central Minnesota

More strong thunderstorms are rolling across Minnesota, a day after heavy rain caused street flooding and hail wiped out an orchard's apple crop. The National Weather Service posted a severe thunderstorm warning for Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs and Morrison counties early Thursday.

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Drunken Driving Cases In Minnesota Drop To 20-Year Low

The number of arrests and criminal convictions for drunken driving in Minnesota has dropped to the lowest level in 20 years. Authorities credit changing attitudes about driving drunk and improved enforcement for the decline.

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Troopers: Minnesota Man Crashes, Left Daughter

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a man who they say crashed his car and left his injured 12-year-old daughter alone at the scene in St. Paul. A search warrant was made public Wednesday that shows the patrol tested the 41-year-old man's blood for a controlled substance.

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Minnesota High School Football Rankings

The Associated Press state high school football polls for the week of September 3, first-place votes in parentheses, record and total points as voted upon by a statewide panel of prep sports writers

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Hail, Heavy Rain Pound Central, Western Minnesota

Thunderstorms have swept across western and central Minnesota, causing street flooding and wiping out an orchard's apple crop the day before it was to be picked. The National Weather Service reports 2.94 inches of rain fell at the St. Cloud Regional Airport on Wednesday.

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Search For Homicide Fugitive Moves to Prior Lake

The search for a homicide fugitive has shifted from the Anoka County airport in Blaine to Prior Lake following another possible sighting of the suspect. Ramsey County sheriff's officials say various law enforcement agencies have responded to an area near the Mystic Lake Casino.

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