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Dayton Names 16 to Study Impact of Marijuana Law

Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed 16 members to a task force that will study the impact of the state's new medical marijuana law.

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Gorilla Briefly Escapes Main Zoo Enclosure

A gorilla at the Como Zoo in St. Paul escapes its main enclosure.

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Report: Rail Delays Cost Minnesota Farmers

A new report estimates that delays in railroad shipping have cost Minnesota corn, soybean and wheat farmers nearly $100 million. The report was released Thursday at a conference in Alexandria organized by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

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DNR: Violations Up For Aquatic Invasives

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says too many boaters are breaking state laws intended to make it harder for invasive species to spread in lakes and rivers. The DNR says it's ramping up enforcement this weekend as a result.

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Great Lakes Iron Ore Shipments Down

The harsh winter is blamed for a drop in iron ore shipments on the Great Lakes.

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Deputies Looking For Stolen Van in Staples

The Todd County Sheriff's Office is looking for a van that was stolen on Saturday.

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UPDATE: State Patrol Releases Name Of Man In I-94 Rollover

The Minnesota State Patrol has released the name of the name who was involved in a rollover on Interstate 94 near Alexandria last (Tuesday) night.

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Governor Mark Dayton, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Dayton Makes Formal Ask For Federal Disaster Aid

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is citing more than $55 million in public response costs and infrastructure damage in a formal application for federal disaster aid stemming from June's widespread flooding, mudslides and high winds.

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86-Year-old Brainerd Man Dies In Tractor Accident

Cass County sheriff's officials say an 86-year-old man has died in a tractor accident. The man was pinned by a tractor in a shed on a property in rural Brainerd Tuesday evening.

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Xcel Blamed For Cost Overruns At Monticello Nuclear Plant

An investigation by Minnesota utility regulators blames Xcel Energy Inc. for major cost overruns during a project to upgrade its nuclear plant in Monticello. Xcel disagrees that it's to blame.

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