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Police: Robbers Steal Rolex Watches In St. Paul

Police say robbers have taken about $300,000 in Rolex watches from a St. Paul jewelry store while it was open. St. Paul police on Tuesday released surveillance video of the robbery over the weekend at R.F. Moeller Jeweler in the Highland Park neighborhood.

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Minnesota’s Gypsy Moth Population Drops

At least something good came out of the bitter cold of last winter - Minnesota's gypsy moth population is down. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says its traps captured around 500 gypsy moths around the state this year.

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Franken, Klobuchar ‘No’ On Keystone

Minnesota's senators were both "no" votes as a proposal to build the Keystone XL pipeline went down by a single vote. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken were expected to line up against the proposal even before Tuesday evening's vote. It failed 59-41.

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Minnesota Firearms Hunters Register 102,000 Deer

Minnesota hunters have registered 102,000 deer through the second weekend of the main firearms deer season.

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Delegation Members Want Hibbing VA Inquiry

Several members of Minnesota's congressional delegation are calling for an investigation of alleged misconduct at a Veterans' Affairs clinic in Hibbing.

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2 Shot in Brooklyn Center

Police in Brooklyn Center are investigating a double shooting that left two men injured in a commercial area.

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Bloomington Places Restrictions on E-Cigs, Cigars

The Bloomington City Council has passed a new ordinance that places stricter regulations on the use of electronic cigarettes and sale of cheap cigars.

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News @ Noon: Money Saving Tips For The Budget Conscious Christmas Shopper [AUDIO]

As we head into the busy - an expensive - holiday shopping season, staying out of debt can be a challenge. Carrie Rocha owns the website PocketYourDollars.com. She says one money-saving tip is to look for deals on gift cards.

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GOP House Structure Leans Rural, Knoblach To Head ‘Ways And Means’

Republicans taking over the state House are forming committees that emphasize their rural/urban split with Democrats. The GOP reduced the number of committees overall even as it added new panels to focus on mining policy and jobs in greater Minnesota.

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Funeral For Boy Accidentally Shot In Head

A funeral service will be held Thursday for the 14-year-old boy who authorities say died from an accidental gunshot wound in Otter Tail County. Sheriff's officials say Levi Roggenkamp was playing with a revolver at his home near Wadena last Thursday when the gun went off and shot him in the head.

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