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Fairview Restricts Visitors Due to Widespread Flu

Fairview Health Services is tightening its visitors' policy at its hospitals due to widespread flu. The health care provider is screening all visitors for flu-like symptoms and exposure to those with the flu.

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Minnesota Ice Arenas Test Air Quality Twice Weekly

Minnesota ice arena managers are reminding others of the importance of monitoring air quality following two scary incidents of suspected carbon monoxide poisonings in Midwest ice arenas.

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Ventura Sues Publisher of ‘American Sniper’ Book

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is suing the publisher of the book that a federal jury said defamed him.

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Authorities Investigate Minnesota Plant Gas Leak

Authorities are investigating after 9,000 gallons of a dangerous gas leaked at a fertilizer plant in southern Minnesota.

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Red Wing Boy Dies in Hunting Accident

Authorities say a Red Wing boy has died in a hunting accident in western Wisconsin. Red Wing Superintendent Karsten Anderson sent a message to parents Monday alerting them that staff and students were informed Monday of the death of eighth-grader Logan Hinrichs.

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Police: 2 Recent Abductions May Be Linked

Police say the kidnapping of a 7-year-old girl in north Minneapolis in December may be related to another child abduction in the same area in October. The earlier case was not reported until news of the Dec. 6 kidnapping went public.

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Duluth Man Ruled Incompetent For Trial

Criminal proceedings are on hold against a Duluth man accused of fatally stabbing his 71-year-old mother in September. After a court-ordered psychological review, a judge last week found 37-year-old Carmen Mosqueda incompetent of helping in his defense.

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Suitcase Taken In Rest Stop Jewel Heist Found

Police have found a clue in the half-million-dollar jewelry heist at a rest stop in southeastern Minnesota earlier this month. Olmsted County sheriff's Capt. Scott Behrns says the Chatfield Police Department on Friday recovered a suitcase believed to have been stolen in the robbery.

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Masked Robbers Hold Up St. Paul Bank

Authorities are searching for two masked robbers who held up a St. Paul bank and locked up employees before escaping in a pickup that they set on fire. The FBI says the suspects approached two employees opening for the day at a TCF Bank at 6:45 a.m. Monday and demanded to be let in.

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Powdered Alcohol? Not So Fast, Lawmakers Say

States are moving to ban alcohol in powdered form before the product goes on sale out of concern it will increase underage drinking. The product, called "Palcohol," is touted by its inventor as a convenient way to mix a drink.

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