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Minnesota Nonprofit Cuts Ties With Savers

One Minnesota nonprofit is cutting ties with Savers after a state report alleged the company has deceived the public about the amount of proceeds that actually go to charity. True Friends is dropping Savers as a fundraising partner.

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Authorities: Alcohol Was Factor In Fatal Crash In St. Louis County

A 48-year-old woman has died and three others were injured after a vehicle rolled over in St. Louis County. The sheriff's office has identified the woman who died as Chevra Jean Zeigler of Shoreview.

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Safety Officials Warn of Holiday Fire Danger

Minnesota safety officials say the holiday season can be a deadly time for home fires.

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Judge Rejects Kyle Widow’s Request For New Trial

A judge has rejected a request from the widow of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle to order a new trial or set aside a jury's verdict in favor of former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.

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State To Name Medical Marijuana Producers Monday

The state is ready to name two manufacturers for its new medical marijuana program.

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Study Finds All-Day Pre-K Better Prepares Students

New research from the University of Minnesota shows children who attend all-day preschool are better prepared for kindergarten than those who don't. Early childhood education advocates say the results show Minnesota should invest more in preschool programs.

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Sex Offender Pleads In Death Of Park Rapids Woman

A 21-year-old sex offender faces nearly 28 years in prison for killing a Park Rapids woman in her apartment after meeting her online and having sex with her. Harvey D. Leritz of Menahga pleaded guilty Tuesday in Hubbard County to second-degree intentional murder in the Feb. 23 death of Kiela G. Knowles.

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UPDATE: Winter Storm Warning Out For Southern Minnesota

A winter storm warning is now out for parts of south-central Minnesota as fresh snow creates difficult driving conditions on one of the busiest travel days of the year. The National Weather Service says the heaviest snow is expected south of the Twin Cities metro area, near Mankato, St. Peter, Faribault, Waseca and Owatonna.

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Will You Be Working On Thanksgiving Day? [POLL]

A lawmaker in Ohio wants retailers in the state to pay triple wages for employees who work on Thanksgiving - an effort that comes as Macy's is allowing its workers to choose whether to work that day.

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Menahga Man Pleads Guilty In Strangulation Death

A Menahga man has pleaded guilty to murder in the strangulation death of a 19-year-old woman. 21-year-old Harley Leritz admitted to second-degree murder Wednesday in Hubbardy County court after being charged with first- and second-degree murder.

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