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$485 Million Powerball Jackpot is 5th Largest in US History

The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $485 million, making Wednesday night's drawing the fifth largest prize in U.S. history. It's been more than two months since someone won the Powerball jackpot, so the prize has been gradually growing from its $40 million starting point.

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St. Paul Father Saves 6 from Fire, One Daughter Found Dead

Relatives say a St. Paul father did all he could to save his 4-year-old daughter from a fire that swept their house, but she could not be found in time. Family members and fire officials say Peter Yang helped his wife and four other daughters, ages 1 to 10, to safety as the fire raged Sunday.

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Woman With No Tickt Arrested After Minnesota-Florida Flight

The Transportation Security Administration is investigating how a woman with a history of boarding airplanes without a ticket was able to fly, ticket-free, from Minnesota to Florida. Marilyn Hartman was arrested Sunday in Jacksonville, Florida, and is scheduled to appear in court there on Tuesday.

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Pilot from Duluth was with NBC Anchor Brian Williams on Chinook

A father of four from Duluth says he knows exactly what happened on board the Chinook helicopter carrying NBC anchor Brian Williams over the Iraq desert in 2003. Allan Kelly was one of three pilots on the helicopter. Kelly says their Chinook did not take enemy fire, contrary to the story Williams has told over the years and has now recanted.

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UPDATE: Winter Weather Advisory until 6:00 p.m. Tuesday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for our entire WJON listening area today (Tuesday) until 6:00 p.m. We could see between one and three inches of snow, with some sleet mixed in as well.

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Body of Minnesota Man Released to Family Without Autopsy

An autopsy will not be conducted on the body of a Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe member who died over the weekend following a car accident near Cromwell. The St. Louis County Medical Examiner's Office released the body of 65-year-old Mushkoob Aubid to family members Monday morning after a court order was signed by Carlton County Judge Robert Macaulay.

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St. Paul-Based Baking Company Announced Bagel Recall

A St. Paul-based baked goods company is warning consumers some of its bagels could have been contaminated with nut products due to a mistake by the ingredient supplier. National Choice Bakery announced a bagel recall Monday because of possible undeclared peanuts or tree nuts that could pose a serious threat to people with food allergies.

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Protesters Occupy University of Minnesota President’s Office

Several students demanding greater on-campus racial and ethnic diversity have taken over University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler's office. University spokesman Steve Henneberry says 10 to 15 students were in Kaler's second-floor office in Morrill Hall on Monday "having a conversation with the president and other senior leaders."

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Mom of Minnesota Toddler Hurt in Crash Speaks Out on Texting

A mother of a toddler who suffered a severe head injury in a crash near the Twin Cities is asking people to avoid texting while driving. Kelsey Dyals spoke publicly Monday for the first time since the July accident at a press conference with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

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Attorneys Spar Over Minnesota Sex Offender Program

An attorney representing more than 700 sex offenders in Minnesota's civil commitment program is asking a federal judge to declare the program unconstitutional. Attorney Dan Gustafson said in his opening statement Monday in St. Paul that offenders have almost no chance of getting out as the program is currently run.

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