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Jury in Ventura Trial Breaks for Day; No Verdict

The jury deliberating in former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against late "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle has gone home for the day without reaching a verdict.

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Attorney General Sues Two Colleges

Minnesota's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against two colleges, accusing the schools of misleading criminal justice students about their ability to land a job in their field and about transferring credits to other institutions.

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Teen Shot While Standing Outside Home

Sheriff's deputies in northern Minnesota are investigating after a girl was shot several times while standing on the deck of her home.

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Thousands In Northern Minnesota Without Power Due To Storms

Thousands of Minnesotans are without electricity after powerful storms moved through central and northeastern Minnesota. Strong winds of 50 to 70 mph knocked down trees and power lines overnight Monday.

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Minnesota’s KIDS COUNT Rank Brings Good, Bad News

Minnesota has ranked among the states that best care for their youngest residents. The annual report released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation gauges the well-being of the nation's children.

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FX Network Plans Second Season Of ‘Fargo’ TV Show

The FX network is planning a second season of "Fargo" the TV show, but with a new cast and a new story line that will take place a little farther south. Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks and Allison Tolman shored up the cast for "Fargo's" first season, which recently picked up 18 Emmy nominations.

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Minnesota Starts $68 Million Highway Expansion

Minnesota has started construction on a $68 million highway project scheduled to run through 2016. The state will add a third general-purpose lane to both directions of Interstate 494 in Plymouth.

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St. Cloud Hits 94 Degrees On Monday

Health officials are urging Minnesotans to take precautions in dealing with high temperatures and humidity. Temperatures soared into the 90s, with St. Cloud hitting 94, Minneapolis and Redwood Falls 92 and International Falls — the nation's icebox — reporting 90.

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UPDATE: Albany Man One Of Two Drivers In I-94 Crash Near Monticello

The Minnesota State Patrol has released the names of the two people involved in a crash on Interstate 94 near Monticello this (Monday) afternoon. Sixty-four-year-old Allan Fraser, of Simcoe, Ontario, was heading westbound on I-94 at a slow speed.

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Obama Declares Disaster In 8 Flooded Minnesota Counties

President Obama has declared a disaster in eight Minnesota counties damaged by flooding, unleashing federal funds to help repair millions in damages. June and July storms hit more than 50 of the state's 87 counties, costing Minnesota an estimated $55 million for flood response and repairs.

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