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Man Attacked At New Hope Bar Has Died

The family of a man attacked at a New Hope bar in June says he has died following complications from surgery. Thirty-six-year-old John Hillstrom of Crystal was celebrating a friend's birthday at Outtakes Bar and Grill June 14.

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Minnesota Reports 1st Flu Death Of Season

State health officials say Minnesota has recorded its first death of the 2014 flu season.

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Police Shoot, Wound Man At Medina Motel

Police have shot and wounded a man authorities say was wielding a knife in a western Minneapolis suburb.

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Ex-Willmar Teacher Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

A former teacher and coach at Willmar Senior High School is accused of sexual misconduct involving a student several years ago.

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Forecast Surplus Could Spell Tax Cuts, Leaders Say

Talk of tax cuts has followed word that Minnesota's budget will run up a $1 billion surplus.

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Demonstrators Block Highway Traffic In Minneapolis

Demonstrators are stopping traffic on a major highway near downtown Minneapolis.

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Wages Creep Up Slowly, Housing Market Does Too

Minnesota's economy is headed in the right direction but many people may not be feeling it in their paychecks yet.

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Flu Vaccines are ready to stop the flu in its tracks. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Flu Vaccines are ready to stop the flu in its tracks. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Flu Vaccine May Be Less Effective This Winter

Health officials are telling doctors that the flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter. As flu season begins to ramp up, officials say the vaccine does not protect well against the dominant strain seen most commonly so far this year.

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UPDATE: 2 Die In Trailer With High Carbon Monoxide

St. Louis County sheriff's officials have identified the two people who died and two others who were injured in an apparent carbon monoxide poisoning case near Duluth. Authorities say 39-year-old Michael Mechley and 11-year-old Charlene Mechley were found dead in a camper in Rice Lake Township Wednesday night.

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Minnesota Officials Expect $1 Billion Surplus

Minnesota finance officials say lawmakers have a $1 billion projected surplus at their disposal in the upcoming session. The estimate provided Thursday in a new economic forecast should make for a smoother path to a new two-year budget.

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