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Minnesota State Fair Opens 12-Day Run through Labor Day

The Minnesota State Fair is opening its gates for its annual 12-day run through Labor Day. The 2015 edition of the Great Minnesota Get-Together starts Thursday. It features 40 new foods and 11 new frozen treats, from BBQ Pickle Ice Cream to Stuffed Italian Meatloaf On-a-Stick.

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Princess Kay of the Milky Way, photo courtesy of the Midwest Dairy Association
Princess Kay of the Milky Way, photo courtesy of the Midwest Dairy Association
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Wright County Woman Crowned Princess Kay of the Milky Way

A 19-year-old college student from Howard Lake has been crowned the 62nd Princess Kay of the Milky Way. Kyla Mauk, who represented Wright County, won the title in a ceremony Wednesday night at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

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Murder Charge Filed in Minnesota Teen’s Methadone OD Death

An Albert Lea man is accused of providing methadone pills to a teenager who died of an overdose in the Twin Cities in February.

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Minnesota FBI: Terror Arrests Haven’t Stopped Travel Plots

The head of the FBI in Minneapolis says the high-profile arrests of six young area men charged with plotting to join the Islamic State group haven't stopped others from aspiring to do so.

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Minnesota Students Lead Nation in ACT Scores

A new report shows Minnesota students are leading the nation in ACT scores for the 10th consecutive year, but a persistent racial achievement gap remains.

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Worker Killed, Another Injured at Stadium Construction Site

The contractor for the Minnesota Vikings stadium under construction says one worker has died and another has been injured while doing roofing work.

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Boy Burned at Y Camp Receives $500,000

A jury in southern Minnesota has awarded $500,000 to a boy who was badly burned after falling into a fire pit at a YMCA camp in 2013. Jurors in Le Sueur County determined the Y was 80 percent responsible for injuries to 11-year-old Sir Spartucus Marion Sanders.

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Two Dead in Highway 24 Crash Near Litchfield

A head-on crash in Meeker County has left two people dead and two more injured. The State Patrol says the crash happened on Highway 24 near Litchfield Tuesday night.

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University of Minnesota President Takes Responsibility For Hiring Teague

University of Minnesota president Eric Kaler says he takes "full responsibility" for hiring Norwood Teague as the Gophers' athletic director. Kaler told reporters Wednesday he hired Teague and that he takes "full responsibility for doing that. That's my job."

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Photo Courtesy of U.S. Forest Service Website
Photo Courtesy of U.S. Forest Service Website
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Emerald Ash Borer Find Confirmed in Scott County

Emerald ash borer has spread to another Minnesota county. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture on Tuesday confirmed an emerald ash borer infestation in Scott County.

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