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Police: Horseplay Preceded Boy’s Pool Drowning

A police investigation finds horseplay preceded the drowning of a 12-year-old boy in a swimming pool at St. Louis Park Middle School.

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Injured Snowy Owl Is Ready For Release Into Wild

A rare snowy owl that was apparently hit by a bus in the nation's capital and sent to Minnesota for rehabilitation is scheduled to be released into the wild. The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota plans to release the owl on Saturday along the northern Minnesota and Wisconsin border.

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Some Nurseries Offer Plants That Are Safe For Bees

As gardeners begin shopping for plants this spring, they may see some marked as safe for bees. Some nurseries are offering plants that are free of an insecticide that experts have partly blamed for a die-off of bee populations in recent years.

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‘Miracle On Ice’ Gold Medal To Be Auctioned

One of the Olympic gold medals earned after the famed "Miracle on Ice" hockey game in 1980 will be auctioned beginning next week.The Iron Ranger who helped Team USA beat the Soviets on the way to the gold, Mark Pavelich, is selling his medal through a Dallas auction house. Heritage Auctions will open bidding April 25.

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Man Charged in Minnesota Deputy Shooting

Bond is set at $1.5 million for a 19-year-old man accused of shooting a sheriff's deputy in northwestern Minnesota.

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More Than 65 Arrested in Minnesota Heroin Sweep

More than 65 people suspected of selling heroin in Minnesota have been arrested as part of a sweep.

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Duluth Police Believe Body is Missing Woman’s

Duluth police believe a body found this week is likely that of a 74-year-old woman who had been missing since last summer.

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Woman Sentenced For Bomb Threats

A federal judge has sentenced a woman to 5 1/2 years in prison for mailing letters threatening to bomb seven post offices in the Twin Cities.

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Minnesota State-Mankato Team To Return Under Hoffner

Football players at Minnesota State, Mankato, say they are ready to practice under reinstated coach Todd Hoffner. The Mavericks football program held a news conference Thursday, the day after players refused to practice when Hoffner returned to the school.

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‘Project Exile’ Heroin Sweep Arrests More Than 65

Federal authorities say they've arrested more than 65 suspected sellers of heroin in Minnesota as part of a crackdown on a drug that's become epidemic in the state.

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