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Police: 2 Cyclists Hurt In Twin Cities Hit-And-Run

Authorities in the Twin Cities area say two bicyclists have been injured in a hit-and-run. The Minnesota State Patrol said Sunday the two were biking in Oak Park Heights when a driver hit them and fled just before midnight on Saturday.

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St. Paul Authorities: Man Dies In Police Shooting

St. Paul police say a man involved in a carjacking died in an exchange of gunfire with officers. Sgt. Paul Paulos says the man crashed his vehicle into a fence Sunday afternoon. The man fired at bystanders before carjacking an SUV at gunpoint. Two people were in the vehicle at the time.

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Police: 3 Hurt In Minneapolis Drive-By Shooting

Police are investigating a drive-by shooting in north Minneapolis that left three men injured. Police say shots were reported Sunday evening. Officers found three men with gunshot wounds.

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Banding Pelicans Can be Dirty Work, but Rewarding

If you're going to clamp aluminum tracking bands on squawking pelican chicks, be prepared to get scratched, bitten and covered in dusty droppings.

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Buffalo Man Dead After Collision In Wisconsin

uthorities in southwestern Wisconsin say a driver is dead after his car crossed the center line and collided head-on with another vehicle. A 10-year-old is in critical condition. Monroe County deputies say the driver was a 77-year-old from Buffalo.

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Clean items wait to be put into containers. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Two Clinics Get $250K Grants for Mental Health

Two Minnesota clinics have each received federal grants of $250,000 to improve and increase their mental-health services.

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Somali Candidate Eyes Milestone

Somali immigrants in the U.S. are looking to a Minnesota legislative race for the latest evidence of their ability to climb the political ladder.

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(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Feds Expand Minnesota Flood Disaster Declaration

The federal government has expanded Minnesota's flood disaster declaration to 24 more counties and two tribal governments.

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UPDATE: Suspect Charged In Killing Of Mendota Heights Cop

Prosecutors have charged a man suspected of killing a Mendota Heights police officer with first-degree murder. 39-year-old Brian George Fitch Sr. also was charged Friday with several counts of attempted murder and assault for firing at police officers during a standoff eight hours after the killing.

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Police: Northfield Man Shot Victim During Robbery

Minneapolis-area police have arrested a man in connection to an armed robbery that left a man lying in the road with a gunshot wound. 27-year-old Shane Hejl of Northfield was charged Thursday with attempted murder, aggravated robbery and three counts of assault.

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