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2 Alexandria Residents Killed In Kansas Crash

Two Alexandria residents have been killed in a two-vehicle crash in central Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol says 69-year-old Kay Dianne Pautz and 70-year-old Gary Walter Pautz died in the accident north of McPherson on Thursday.

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Changes In Store For Pulltab Gambling

Changes are in store for electronic pulltab gambling in Minnesota, which never generated the revenue anticipated as a funding source for a new Minnesota Viking stadium.

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Middle Spunk Lake, Avon Minnesota Photo: Joshua Akkerman
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Lake Bacteria Warnings Posted In Twin Ports

The Minnesota Department of Health is warning swimmers about elevated E. coli levels on the Lake Superior beach in the Twin Ports.

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Minnesota Receives 173 Immigrant Children

The federal government says 173 unaccompanied immigrant children have been placed in Minnesota since the start of the year. The Office of Refugee Resettlement on Thursday issued a state-by-state breakdown of unaccompanied child placement.

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Day 3 Of Deliberations Ends In Ventura Lawsuit

A third day of jury deliberations in a defamation lawsuit brought by former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has ended without a verdict. Jurors broke for the day after about 7½ hours of deliberations Thursday and are due to reconvene at 9 a.m. Friday.

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St. Cloud Ranked 24th On Forbes List For Businesses: Behind Mankato, Rochester

Forbes has ranked Mankato third on its list of the Best Small Places for Business in America, just behind Fargo, North Dakota, and College Station, Texas. Mankato and Fargo both made a significant leap on the list this year.

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Franken: EPA May Scale Back Renewable Fuel Cuts

Sen. Al Franken says the Obama administration may scale back projected cuts to ethanol and other renewable fuels production.

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DNR Says Minnesota Wolf Population Stable

Minnesota will issue 500 more wolf licenses this year and allow hunters and trappers to kill 30 more wolves than last year.

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Brooten Man Hurt In Pickup-Train Crash Near Grand Forks

A Brooten man was taken to a Grand Forks hospital after crashing his pickup truck into a train. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the incident happened shortly before 2:30 a.m. Thursday.

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Sports Authority Wanted Snow Removal Priority For Minneapolis Super Bowl

Newly released documents show the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority wanted assurances that the National Football League would get priority plowing in the event of snowfall during Super Bowl week.

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