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UPDATE: Victims Identified In Deer River Mobile Home Fire

Authorities have released the names of a sister and brother who died in a mobile home fire in rural Deer River over the weekend.

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Rest Stop Jewelry Heist Nets At Least $500,000

Investigators believe some jewelry robbers followed their victims for several hundred miles from a trade show in Chicago before they struck at a rest stop in Minnesota. Olmsted County sheriff's officials say four people dressed in black got out of a van at the Interstate 90 rest area near Rochester early today, smashed several windows on the victims' vehicle and grabbed three or four suitcases filled with gold and silver jewelry and loose diamonds.

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Priest Acquitted of Criminal Sexual Conduct

A Twin Cities priest has been acquitted of criminal sexual conduct involving a female parishioner he was counseling.

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North Map, image from Tom Fisher
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News @ Noon: Is It Time For Minnesota to Leave the ‘Midwest’ [AUDIO]

The region of the country that makes-up the Midwest includes a number of states, which can sometimes leave Minnesota out in the cold. Because of that, some people say it's time to move our state out of the Midwest and strike out on our own with a new region simply branded as the "North".

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Image courtesy of General Mills
Image courtesy of General Mills
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General Mills Brings Back French Toast Crunch Cereal

General Mills is bringing back popular '90s cereal French Toast Crunch in a nod to nostalgia and in the hopes of boosting its weak cereal sales. Cereal sales have slid as alternatives such as Greek yogurt and breakfast sandwiches have gained popularity.

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Man Settles Lawsuit Against Minneapolis McDonald’s Owner

A disabled man who sued the owner of a McDonald's restaurant in Minneapolis has settled out of court. Terms of the settlement between 53-year-old Robert Mingo and the restaurant owner were not disclosed.

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Carrie Underwood, photo courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair
Carrie Underwood, photo courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair
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Carrie Underwood To Perform At Minnesota State Fair

It's still several months away, but the Minnesota State Fair has announced the first grandstand act for next year. Carrie Underwood will be in the grandstand on Saturday, August 29th.

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Minneapolis Police Still Looking For Abduction Suspect

Minneapolis police are searching for a man they say abducted a 7-year-old girl and later released her. Authorities say the girl was playing outside Saturday afternoon with her younger sister and two other children when a man approached and asked the children for help finding his puppy.

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Joyce Peppin, Minnesota State Legislature
Joyce Peppin, Minnesota State Legislature
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GOP Leader Takes Aim At Minnesota State High School League

A top Republican is calling for more scrutiny of the Minnesota State High School League. That follows the league's approval last week of a policy to let transgender athletes play on the sports teams that best align with their gender identity.

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Suspect Shoots Self During Mankato Area Standoff

Police say a man shot and wounded himself after a chase in the Mankato area. The North Mankato Police Department says officers were called about 11:30 p.m. Saturday on suspicion that the 27-year-old man was violating a protection order.

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