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Boy, Construction Worker Come to Man’s Aid in Dog Attack

A construction worker alerted by a neighborhood boy came to the rescue of an elderly man who was being attacked by a dog in St. Louis Park. Nine-year-old Marshall Schmitz has been visiting a construction crew working on a highway noise barrier every day this summer.

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Farmer Dies After Getting Stuck in Combine While Harvesting

Police say a farmer has died after getting caught in a combine while harvesting oats in western Hennepin County. The West Hennepin Public Safety Department says 62-year-old Mark McCulley got stuck in the harvesting machine Tuesday.

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DNR Will Likely Close Walleye Season on Mille Lacs Lake

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials say the state is close to exceeding its quota and probably will have to close the walleye season on Mille Lacs Lake as soon as August 3rd.

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News @ Noon: Program Created to Lure Hollywood Productions to Minnesota

Sightings of Hollywood stars are suddenly more easy to come by in Minnesota. Actors Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern are filming the movie "Wilson" in the Twin Cities right now. Troy Parkinson is from the Minnesota Film and TV Board. He says last year the State Legislature allocated $10 million to the "snowbate" program, to help lure more production projects.

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Minnesota Law Enforcers Net $6.8 Million from Forfeitures in 2014

Minnesota law enforcement agencies scooped up $6.8 million in proceeds from criminal forfeitures in 2014. State Auditor Rebecca Otto released the accounting Tuesday of the nearly 6,900 forfeitures associated with criminal cases and convictions.

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Study: Minnesota Ranks First in Child Well-Being

Minnesota ranks first among states in a national poll on the well-being of children. The annual Kids Count ranking is done annually by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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Truck Driver Hurt When Semi Goes Into the Ditch in Morrison County

A truck driver was hurt when the semi she was driving went into the ditch. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at about 12:45 p.m. on Highway 115 in Morrison County. Fifty-six-year-old Winnifred Dabill of Pine River was heading west when the truck overturned on a curve and went into the south ditch.

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Minnesota Traffic Deaths Surpass 200 for the Year

A total of 201 people have been killed on Minnesota roads this year. Officials say that's a 21 percent increase from this time last year, when 166 people had died on the state's roadways.

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Viking Stadium More Than Half Way Done

Construction of the Minnesota Vikings new stadium is more than half way done. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and the Vikings said Monday US Bank Stadium is 65 percent complete and a year away from being finished.

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USDA Secretary Not Ready to Declare Bird Flu Outbreak Over

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he's not ready to declare the Midwest bird flu outbreak over. While no new cases of the H5N2 virus have been detected over for over a month, Vilsack told The Associated Press on Monday that the threat hasn't passed.

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