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Trial In Slaying Of Willmar Church Volunteer Continues

Jurors in Kandiyohi County will decide whether a 19-year-old man planned to kill a friend's grandmother. Brok Junkermeier's trial continued Wednesday at the county courthouse.

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State Says Revenue Agency Ready For Tax Returns

People waiting for the go-ahead to file their Minnesota tax returns after late changes to state law can now move forward. State Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans said Wednesday that state systems, paper forms and popular filing software have been updated to accommodate new breaks that affect one in 10 filers.

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Man Dies After Falling Through Ice

A man who broke through the ice on a Burnsville pond has died.

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Drone Bills Hit Turbulence in Minnesota Legislature

Minnesota lawmakers pressing for restrictions on unmanned aerial devices are already looking to next year to pursue comprehensive drone policy legislation.

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Timberwolves Owner Taylor Signs Letter To Buy Star Tribune

Timberwolves owner and printing magnate Glen Taylor has signed a letter of intent to buy the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Publisher Michael Klingensmith announced the letter in a note to staff Tuesday.

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Minnesota Man Dies After Jacket Gets Tangled in Door

A 41-year-old Fosston man died after his jacket became tangled in an automatic door at a northern Minnesota hardwood company.

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Anoka-Hennepin Teachers Reach Tentative Agreement

Teachers have reached a tentative contract agreement in Minnesota's largest school district following 10 months of negotiations.

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$150,000 Study Could Help Minnesota Benefit From North Dakota Oil

Minnesota lawmakers are considering a $150,000 study of the North Dakota oil boom's effects on the state. The same study would examine ways Minnesota could take advantage of the boom and be more economically competitive.

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As Duluth Grows, Housing Market Tightens

The city of Duluth has worked hard to add jobs and make the city more attractive by nurturing its arts and outdoors scene. Its success is highlighting a new problem: not enough mid-range housing is available for all those people moving in.

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission Urges Fixes At Monticello

A top Nuclear Regulatory Commission official says Xcel Energy needs to work to improve the "degraded" performance of its Monticello nuclear power plant. Regional administrator Cynthia Pederson says Xcel needs to understand the "depth and breadth" of performance issues and correct t hem.

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