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Washington State Woman Dies in House Fire in Northern Minnesota

A Washington state woman has died in a house fire in northern Minnesota. Hubbard County sheriff's authorities say the fire was reported at 1 p.m. Monday at a home near Park Rapids.

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UPDATE: Eden Prairie Man Accused in African Lion Death Thought Hunt Was Legal

An avid Minnesota hunter accused of illegally killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe says he believed everything about his trip was legal.

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Minnesota Nets Extra $650M in Health Care Savings

State officials say they've saved nearly $650 million by tweaking its subsidized health care programs. Minnesota contracts with health plans to cover low-income residents in public programs like MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance, which is Minnesota's version of Medicaid.

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UPDATE: Some Victims Identified in 1 of 2 Midwet Plane Crashes

Authorities have identified some of the seven people killed when two small planes crashed separately within hours of one another in western Wisconsin and southwestern Minnesota. Sheriff's officials say two passengers killed when a fixed-wing plane crashed in southwestern Minnesota were teenagers from Mexico.

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Darwin Man Seriously Hurt in Rollover, Alcohol Believed to be Factor

A Darwin man is hurt after rolling his vehicle early Tuesday morning. The incident happened just after 1:15 a.m. on County Raod 14, near the intersection of 180th Street. The Meeker County Sheriff's Office says 33-year-old Jason Schmidt was driving a pickup truck southbound on County Road 14, when the vehicle rolled.

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‘Puddle of Mudd’ Singer Accused of DWI, Fleeing in Renville County

Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin faces charges of drunken driving and fleeing police after a chase in Minnesota that reached speeds of about 100 mph. Scantlin appeared Monday in Renville County court on charges of felony fleeing police in a motor vehicle; refusing to submit to a chemical test; and DWI.

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Suspicious Packages at Minnesota State Capitol Deemed Nonhazardous

Two suspicious packages that were found in a third floor stairwell at the Minnesota Capitol were found to pose no threat. The Department of Public Safety says one package contained brick mortar and the other contained paper products.

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St. Louis Park Woman Hurt in Three Car Crash in Elk River

One person is hurt after a three vehicle crash in Elk River this (Monday) morning. The incident happened just after 8:00 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 169 and School Street.

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With New Bump, Minnesota Ushers in Region’s Top Minimum Wage

Minnesota will vault past Illinois, Michigan and South Dakota this week to gain the highest minimum wage in the Midwestern region at $9 an hour. The dollar-per-hour bump taking effect Saturday for some 288,000 of Minnesota's lowest-paid workers is the second of a three-stage increase adopted in 2014.

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Four People Hurt in Kandiyohi County Rollover

Four people are hurt after a rollover in Kandiyohi County this (Monday) morning. The incident happened just after 10:00 a.m. on Highway 23.

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