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Charge: Cellphone Distracted Driver in Fatal Crash

A driver accused of striking and killing a student athlete running along a Wright County road is charged with criminal vehicular homicide. Nineteen-year-old Phillip Gregory Lavallee was about to start his sophomore year at South Dakota State University when he was killed last August on county Road 19 in Otsego.

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Liquor-Law Feud Ends Quietly in Legislature

The debate over cracking open Minnesota's ban on Sunday liquor store sales has ended with a whimper.

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Minnesota Doctor Group Nods to House Medical Pot Bill

The Minnesota Medical Association is putting its weight behind the House version of a bill to legalize medical marijuana.

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Law Enforcement Not Amused By Water Plunge Stunt

Law enforcement and rescue personnel say a seemingly harmless act for charity has potentially dangerous consequences. Authorities say an online trend that's sweeping across the Midwest has teens and even adults jumping into icy cold lakes, rivers and ponds in the name of charity.

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Walleye Gets Lot Of Help To Be King In Minnesota

As anglers hit Minnesota's lakes Saturday in the season opener, many will be trying for a tasty walleye. But the state fish wouldn't be in most lakes without a lot of Department of Natural Resources spending to put it there.

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Netflix Raises Prices By A $1 For New Subscribers

Netflix is raising its Internet video prices by $1 per month for new customers and giving its current U.S. subscribers a two-year break from the higher rates. The changes mean anyone signing up for Netflix's video subscription service beginning Friday will pay $9 per month for in the U.S.

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Tornadoes Touch Down in Minnesota, But No Damage

A spring storm has dropped several tornadoes on the ground in south-central Minnesota, but no major damage or injuries are reported.

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Warrant Out For Wife Of Suspect In Feud Shooting

Prosecutors have charged the wife of a New Brighton man accused of fatally shooting their neighbor in a long-running dispute over deer feeding. Fifty-year-old Paula Anne Zumberge of New Brighton is charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting attempted second-degree murder.

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Ex-Deputy Gets 33 Years For Sexually Abusing Boys

A former Mille Lacs County sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to 33 years in prison for sexually abusing several boys on a fishing trip.

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Senate Votes to Equate E-Cigarettes to Smoking

Minnesota senators have voted for a stringent set of electronic cigarette standards that would make their use unacceptable in any place regular tobacco is disallowed.

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