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Motorcycle Fatalities Reach 47, Exceeding Last Year’s Total

With months of the motorcycle season left, authorities are asking riders and motorists to make safety a priority Authorities say 47 riders have died in motorcycle crashes so far this year. That number exceeds the total for all of 2014.

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Pedestrian Killed on I-94 in St. Paul

The Minnesota State Patrol says a man was struck and killed by a car as he crossed Interstate 94 in St. Paul. The victim is identified as 54-year-old Munson Walker III. His hometown was not known.

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Man Gets 16 Years For Fatal Beating in Northern Minnesota

A northern Minnesota man has been sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for fatally beating a man who considered him a friend. Thirty-nine-year-old Michael Henry Richard Daufelt of Virginia, Minnesota, got the maximum sentence allowed under state guidelines Monday.

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Man Pleads Guilty to Stalking Twin Cities DJ

An Eden Prairie man has pleaded guilty to stalking a public radio host in Minnesota. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman says 56-year-old Patrick Kelly pleaded guilty to felony stalking and terroristic threats Monday.

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Minnesota Health Officials Tout Stronger Flu Vaccine

Health officials in Minnesota say this season's flu vaccine will be stronger than last year. Vaccine shipments are beginning to arrive at some of the state's health clinics.

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Police: 1 Dead, 1 Wounded in Rochester Shooting

Rochester police say one person is dead and another wounded after a shooting at a mobile home park. Police tells reporters that authorities are searching for one and possibly a second gunman.

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‘Pigs In A Blanket’ Chant At Minnesota State Fair Riles Police

A chant during an otherwise peaceful Black Lives Matter march outside the Minnesota State Fair is angering some police. Protesters were captured on camera yelling "pigs in a blanket, fry 'em like bacon" during the Saturday march in St. Paul.

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State Blames Web Portal for Driver’s License Data Breach

Minnesota officials say driver's license data on 18 residents was accessed after a password-protected portal was inadvertently opened online. The Department of Public Safety said Monday the breach happened when a server update accidentally removed the authentication process to access the state's driver's license database.

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UPDATE: Murder Charge Added as Badly Beaten Toddler Removed from Life Support

Prosecutors in Pine County added a second-degree murder charge against a 31-year-old man after the 3-year-old boy he is accused of beating was taken off life support. Dante Sears was taken off life support Saturday. His parents said they've donated Datne's organs so he can "be a hero in another child's life."

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Lake Mille Lacs Resorts Feeling Pinch of Walleye Ban

As summer slips away, resorts on Lake Mille Lacs are counting up their losses since state wildlife officials brought an early end to walleye fishing season. Some are hoping that the Department of Natural Resources will allow an ice-fishing season for walleye when the ban ends Nov. 30.

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