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Judge Declines To Punish Raw Milk Farmer

A Minnesota judge won't punish a farmer for selling raw milk and violating his parole. Michael Hartmann pleaded guilty to selling unpasteurized milk in 2012 and was given probation.

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Sheriff: German Man Died In Lake Superior Crash

Authorities in northeastern Minnesota say the pilot who died when his plane crashed into Lake Superior last weekend was from Germany. The St. Louis County sheriff's office identifies the man as 47-year-old Alexander Georg Obersteg of Steinfeld, Germany.

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Obama Signs Bill Closing Lock On Mississippi River To Slow Carp Spread

A lock in Minneapolis will be closed to prevent invasive carp from spreading upstream under the water projects bill signed by President Barack Obama. Under the legislation signed Tuesday, the Upper St. Anthony Falls lock will be closed to boat traffic.

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Biting Black Flies Force Loons To Abandon Nests

Biting black flies are causing loons to abandon their nests in northern Minnesota and north-central Wisconsin. Walter Piper, a professor at Chapman University in Orange, California, says the flies have forced about 70 percent of nesting loons in an area of north-central Wisconsin to leave their eggs.

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Minnesota State Patrol Responds to Two Car Crash in Stevens County

The Minnesota State Patrol responded to a two car crash in Stevens County this afternoon (Wednesday).

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Douglas County Deputy Cleared in February Shootout

A prosecutor has cleared a Douglas County sheriff's deputy involved in a February shootout with two suspects who later died in a murder-suicide.

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DHS Officials Say Offender Should Stay Committed

Officials with the Department of Human Services are disagreeing with experts who say one man in the Minnesota Sex Offender Program should be released.

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Priest Admits to Abusing Several Teens Decades Ago

A priest at the center of a lawsuit against church officials in the Twin Cities and Winona admits he sexually abused 12 teens from the 1960s to the mid-1980s.

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Hennepin County Sheriff Won’t Honor ICE Hold Requests

The Hennepin County sheriff says his department will no longer honor U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement requests for detainee holds. ICE has asked local jails to detain some inmates up to 48 hours after they are eligible for release so they can be considered for deportation.

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3 Elderly People Die In 2 Crashes In Greater Minnesota

Three elderly people have died in two separate traffic crashes in Minnesota. The Minnesota State Patrol says an 89-year-old man and 87-year-old woman died in a head-on crash on Highway 71 near Bemidji Tuesday afternoon.

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