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Freed Hikers Support Occupy Wall Street Movement

Three Americans who were imprisoned in Iran and accused of espionage are lending their support to activists with the Occupy Wall Street movement.

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Minnesota Department of Transportation
Minnesota Department of Transportation
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Highway 25 Road Project in Monticello Enters Final Phase

The Highway 25 road project in Monticello is entering its final phase this week. Traffic will be routed onto newly paved northbound lanes of Highway 25 either tomorrow or Friday.

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Kandiyohi County Jail photos
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UPDATE: Court Records Reveal Reason Behind Fatal Shooting Near Paynesville

More information has been released about the shooting near Belgrade that killed a St. Michael-Albertville teacher Saturday. According to the criminal complaint, Tim Larson arrived at his father's small farm to find 81-year-old Delbert Huber and 45-year-old Tim Huber on the property.

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Foley City Hall
Foley City Hall
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Foley Ends Police Contract With Benton County

Foley is looking for new police protection. The city council has voted to end their policing contract with the Benton County Sheriff's department.

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Abbot Talks About Benefits of Abbey, University Split [AUDIO]

Today (Tuesday) WJON news had a chance to talk with Abbot John Klassen about the move. He says the Board of Regents will be replaced with a Board of Trustees, which will be given a much stronger decision making authority.

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Verso Paper Cuts 175 Jobs at Sartell Plant [AUDIO]

Verso Paper in Sartell has announced plans to permanently cut 175 employees. The company says they will shutdown two paper machines at the Sartell facility effective on December 14th, which will eliminate about 103,000 tons of paper capacity each year.

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Minnesota Historical Society
Minnesota Historical Society
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Pawlenty Portrait Unveiled, to be Displayed at State Capitol

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty peers straight ahead in a dark suit with the state Capitol behind him in an official portrait that will forever hang in the building.

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Council Clears Way for Walmart to Return to St. Cloud

Walmart's plan to bring a store back into the St. Cloud city limits got the green light from the city council. At Monday's meeting they approved a request by Walmart to vacate a roadway and utility easement between the old Sam's Club parking lot and Division Street.

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Plan for CVS Pharmacy, DQ Gets Approval from Council

A highly visible St. Cloud intersection is going to get a major overhaul. The St. Cloud city council took action Monday night that will allow a planned redevelopment at the corner of Division Street and 25th Avenue. The six lot area will include a CVS Pharmacy.

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St. Cloud Council Hears Requests For Liquor Licenses

The St. Cloud City Council transferred one liquor license, approved one new one, and tabled the approval of another during Monday night's meeting.

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