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Camp Ripley Deer Hunt Applications Open July 1st

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources begins accepting applications next Tuesday, July 1, for the two special archery deer hunts at Camp Ripley. Because of military training needs, this year's hunts are being held about a week later than usual: the weekends of Oct. 26-27 and Nov. 2-3.

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Crowd Estimated at 2,500 Packs Flynn Minnesota Funeral

Best-selling Minnesota author Vince Flynn is remembered as a man of faith who met his challenges head-on. Some 2,500 mourners packed the Cathedral of St. Paul Monday for Flynn's funeral Mass in his hometown of St. Paul.

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Another Wet Week Holds Up Minnesota Crop Progress

Another week of wet weather has held up crop progress across Minnesota. Minnesota's corn and soybean development continues to lag the five-year averages, but conditions have been improving.

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Minnesota Tobacco Tax May Give Boost to E-Cigarettes

A looming increase in Minnesota's cigarette tax is leading to new interest in electronic cigarettes as an alternative to traditional smoking. Shop owners in the Twin Cities are seeing increased demand in so-called "e-cigs."

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Tens of Thousands Still Without Power in Minnesota

Xcel Energy says the number of Minnesota customers without power is down to about 60,000. The Minneapolis-based utility has been working for days to restore power following a series of severe thunderstorms that swept through Minnesota and western Wisconsin from Friday to early Saturday.

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Man Fatally Stabbed At Bloomington House Party

One man has been fatally stabbed at a house party in Bloomington, and a second man has been arrested.

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GOP’s Zellers Vows Common Touch in Governor Race

Former Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Zellers is joining the race for governor, saying he would bring a middle-class family man's sensibility to the job.

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Kayaker From South Dakota Missing Along Minnesota River

Authorities have resumed the search for a kayaker from South Dakota who disappeared along the Minnesota River over the weekend.

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Minnesota Man Who Was Injured in Hit-and-Run Has Died

A Minnesota man who was hospitalized after a hit-and-run collision last week has died. The Minnesota State Patrol says 24-year-old Trevor Langlois of Wyoming, Minn., has died Sunday of injuries sustained June 17.

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Midwest Competition for Gay Wedding Tourism?

During four years as the only Midwestern state to offer same-sex marriage, Iowa has seen thousands of couples travel to the heartland for wedding celebrations that pumped millions of dollars into the state economy.

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