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Wilfs Argue ‘Anti-Wealth Bias’ At Play In New Jersey Case

Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf is fighting efforts to make his family reveal its net worth in a court proceeding, saying an "anti-wealth bias" is at play. Court papers filed in a New Jersey case argue the Wilfs shouldn't have to publicly disclose their fortune.

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Prosecutions End in 14-State Identity Theft Ring

Federal prosecutors in Minnesota are wrapping up cases against members of an identity theft ring that spanned 14 states.

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Nearly 8,300 Cited For Failing To Wear Seat Belts

Law enforcement agencies across Minnesota have cited nearly 8,300 people during a two-week crackdown on those who fail to wear seat belts. The Click it or Ticket campaign involved 336 law enforcement agencies and the Minnesota State Patrol.

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Duluth Offers Downtown Storefronts Rent Free

The city of Duluth is offering free rent to aspiring retailers at six vacant downtown storefronts over the holidays. Greater Downtown Council president Kristi Stokes says the city if offering the space on a first-come, first-served basis.

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UPDATE: Former St. Cloud Representative Sues To Block Senate Building [AUDIO]

A former Republican lawmaker is suing Gov. Mark Dayton and the state of Minnesota trying to block the construction of a new office building for the state Senate. Jim Knoblach says Thursday the $90 million building is a "glaring waste of money."

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Man Pleads Guilty In Dog Sledgehammer Beating

A 71-year-old Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to hitting his elderly dog over the head with a sledgehammer in his driveway last summer. Rudolph Poppe of Savage also pleaded guilty Wednesday to resisting officers' attempts to arrest him after neighbors called 911.

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Mom, Son Plead Guilty In Stolen Gopher Feet Case

A Minnesota mother and her 19-year-old son have pleaded guilty in a stolen frozen gopher feet case. Thirty-seven-year-old Tina Marie Garrison and her son, Junior Lee Dillon, both of Preston, pleaded guilty Monday to gross misdemeanor receiving stolen property.

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Prosecutor Won’t Hear Plea In Granite Falls Double Killing

Prosecutors have refused to hear a Minnesota man's offer to plead guilty in the shooting deaths of his ex-girlfriend and another man. Instead, prosecutors plan to convene a grand jury in the case.

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Minnesota State Fair Unveils Plans For $15 Million Attraction

Minnesota State Fair officials have unveiled a $15 million project to replace its aging Heritage Square attraction. General Manager Jerry Hammer says it will be called "West End Market" and will open for the next year's fair.

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Minnetrista Man Pleads Guilty In Daughter’s Death

A Minnesota man has reached a plea deal in the death of his infant daughter who died when the family's SUV crashed through the ice on a Lake Minnetonka channel.

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