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Fire Danger Remains High

High fire danger continues today as winds increase and gust between 35 and 45 mph, and the humidity plummets to below 20 percent. Any fires that develop will grow and spread quickly.

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Dayton Mulls Ban on State Travel to Indiana After New Law

Gov. Mark Dayton is considering a ban on state travel to Indiana after a religious freedom law there has faced sharp criticism. Opponents say the Indiana law is a thinly veiled attempt to legalize discrimination against gays and lesbians.

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Alex Svejkovsky, WJON
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Wind-Whipped Flames Destroy Homes In Minnesota

Summer-like temperatures and gusty winds are increasing the fire danger in southern Minnesota.

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Alexandria Boy Dies Month After ATV Accident That Killed Grandfather

Authorities say a 2-year-old boy has died nearly a month after his grandfather was killed when their ATV went through the ice of a lake in western Minnesota. The Hennepin County medical examiner's office says Hayden Minnerath of Alexandria died Monday at Children's Hospital of Minneapolis, from complications of a near-drowning.

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Police Investigate Suspicious Death on Minnesota Farm

The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is helping investigate a suspicious death on a farm in southern Minnesota.

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Adopt a Highway Program Saves MN Millions of Dollars

A volunteer program started in 1990 is credited with saving the state of Minnesota more than $7,000,000 in 2014.

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Phone Scam Reported in Sauk Centre

Another phone scam is popping up in Central Minnesota. The Todd County Sheriff's Office received the scam complaint on Monday.

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Grey Eagle Man Dies in House Fire

A Grey Eagle man was found dead in a house fire on Monday. The Todd County Sheriff's Office says the incident happend just after noon at 12137 321st Avenue in Grey Eagle.

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Jennifer Houle
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University of Minnesota Hosts Vigil for Missing Student

Hundreds of people have gathered at the University of Minnesota to honor a missing student who police believe drowned in the Mississippi River. A vigil was held Tuesday evening outside the school's student union for 22-year-old Jennifer Houle.

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Possibility for Stronger Storms in Southern Minnesota

It will be windy and very warm today with highs from 70 to 80. Showers and thunderstorms will develop during the afternoon ahead of a cold front and spread southeast through the evening.

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