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Photo courtesy of Dean Phillips for Congress
Photo courtesy of Dean Phillips for Congress
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DFL Candidate Eyeing Paulsen’s Congressional Seat

A businessman who's an heir to a major liquor company is planning a run for Congress. Dean Phillips says he'll soon officially launch his DFL campaign for the seat held by Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen.

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Police Cite 2 for Jumping Into St. Paul Zoo Giraffe Exhibit

Police have cited two men for trespassing for jumping into the giraffe exhibit at St. Paul's Como Zoo over the weekend.

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Photo: Paul Seipel
Photo: Paul Seipel
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Dry Weather Helps Minnesota Farmers Catch Up On Planting

Minnesota farmers are taking advantage of good weather to catch up on their spring planting.

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(Photo: mncourts.gov)
(Photo: mncourts.gov)
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Trump Tabs Minnesota Justice Stras for Federal Appeals Court

President Donald Trump has nominated Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice David Stras to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Two Boaters Rescued at Dresbach Lock and Dam

Winona County sheriff's officials say two Wisconsin men were rescued when their boat got stuck in a lock and dam roller gate in Dresbach.

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Minnesota Lawmakers Near Approving Teacher Licensing Changes

Minnesota legislators are close to approving major changes in the way the state licenses teachers.

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50-Acre Brush Fire Smoldering West of Twin Cities

A highway west of the Twin Cities has reopened following a 50-acre brush fire that was hazardous to travelers.

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Schoolgirl (5-7) at table, applying glue to craft material, smiling
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Mound Westonka Language Arts Instructor Named Top Teacher

A language arts instructor at Mound Westonka High School in Mound has been named the 2017 Minnesota Teacher of the Year.

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Chemicals Likely Caused Minnesota Woodcarving Business Fire

Authorities say wood-finishing chemicals likely caused a weekend fire that destroyed a wood carving business in western Minnesota.

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University of Minnesota Landcare Department Understaffed

The University of Minnesota's landcare department is about 50 people short as it begins work for the spring.

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