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Flooding Destroys Historic Minnesota Kiln

A landmark Minnesota limestone kiln, built before the Civil War, has collapsed because of flooding.

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Target Asks Customers To Leave Guns At Home

Target is asking its customers to not bring firearms into its stores, even where it is allowed by law. In a statement on the retailer's corporate blog, interim CEO John Mulligan said that Target wants a "safe and inviting" atmosphere for its shoppers and employees.

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South Dakota Man Charged In Death Of Biking Mother

A 25-year-old South Dakota man is charged with criminal vehicular homicide in a crash that killed a Steen woman who was bicycling with her two daughters. Authorities believe Christopher Weber of Madison, South Dakota, was distracted by his cellphone.

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New Minnesota Law Regulates Dog, Cat Breeders

A new Minnesota law regulates dog and cat breeders. Minnesota has long relied on citizen complaints to discover and take action against breeders who abuse or neglect their animals.

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Minnesota Abortions Continue Decline

The number of abortions in Minnesota continues to decline. The state Health Department reported Tuesday the number of abortions in Minnesota fell again last year, dropping below 10,000 for the first time since at least 1975.

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UPDATE: Dad Arrested After Leaving 2 Injured Kids In Wreck

St. Paul police say a father is under arrest after he wrecked a van, then left his injured children behind as he fled the scene. The man had driven off with the children after their mother became afraid because of things he'd said and got out to get away from him.

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Man Presumed Drowned In Mississippi River In Minneapolis

Authorities are searching for a man believed to have drowned in the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis. The Hennepin County sheriff's office says witnesses reported seeing a man in the river just after 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, just upstream from the Hennepin Avenue Bridge.

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Robin Williams Pursues Ongoing 12-Step Treatment In Minnesota

Robin Williams is reconnecting with the 12-step program during a brief stay at a Minnesota facility. A spokeswoman for the 62-year-old actor-comedian says Williams planned the visit as a respite to recharge after more than 18 straight months of work.

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FTC: T-Mobile Made Millions With Bogus Charges

The Federal Trade Commission is alleging that T-Mobile USA, Inc., made "hundreds of millions" of dollars off its customers through bogus charges. In a complaint filed Tuesday, the FTC says the mobile phone provider billed consumers for subscriptions to "premium" texts such as $10-per-month horoscopes that were never authorized by the account holder.

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Police: Burglary Suspect Made Getaway In Kayak

Police used a boat to catch a burglary suspect who made his getaway in a kayak in southern Minnesota. The 31-year man from Austin, Minnesota, was arrested Sunday as he tried to kayak away from a restaurant with allegedly stolen items.

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