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Alexandria Woman Struck by Falling Tree In Northern Minnesota

Authorities say a 22-year-old central Minnesota woman was struck by a large tree that fell on her while she was riding an all-terrain vehicle. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says the incident happened last Thursday afternoon as Amber Franks of Alexandria was riding an ATV along a trail in White Township. Officials say the tree was blown down by high winds.

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Dayton Activates Minnesota National Guard To Fight Wildfires

Gov. Mark Dayton is calling on the Minnesota National Guard to fight wildfires across the state.

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Minnesota Officials Mount Response To Bird Flu Outbreak

Officials say the discovery of bird flu at another Minnesota turkey farm is unfortunate but not a crisis.

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DNR Officials Promote Dayton’s Outdoors Budget Proposal

Officials with the Department of Natural Resources are touting Gov. Mark Dayton's proposal to boost funding for fish, wildlife, outdoors and enforcement programs, including more conservation officers.

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$3M Settlement Reached in Minnesota School Pool Drowning

The family of a 12-year-old boy who drowned in a Minnesota school swimming pool has reached a $3 million settlement with the district.

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UPDATE: Body Found in River ID’ed As Missing U of Minnesota Student

Authorities have confirmed that a body recovered from the Mississippi River is that of a missing University of Minnesota student. The Hennepin County medical examiner's office said Thursday that 22-year-old Jennifer Houle drowned. How she died is still under investigation.

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4th Minnesota Turkey Farm Infected with Deadly Bird Flu

Minnesota has confirmed a fourth case of a turkey farm infected with a bird flu strain that's deadly to poultry. The Board of Animal Health says the highly pathogenic H5N2 virus was found at a commercial turkey farm in Nobles County in southwestern Minnesota.

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Klobuchar Picks Up the Pen to Write Memoir

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is writing a memoir. Publishing company Henry Holt and Company announced Thursday the Minnesota Democrat has penned "The Senator Next Door: A Memoir from the Heartland."

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Two Hurt in Three Vehicle Crash in Buffalo

Two people were hurt in a three vehicle crash in Wright County on Wednesday. The incident happened at about 6:45 p.m. on Highway 55 and 1st Street Northeast in Buffalo.

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Allegiant Air Pilot Strike Averted by Court Ruling

A federal court has issued a temporary restraining order blocking pilots at discount carrier Allegiant Air from a planned strike Thursday. The Las Vegas-based airline had gone to court to block the strike, which would have grounded 250 flights and affected 33,000 customers.

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