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Minnesota Attorney General Criticizes Savers Thrift Store Chain

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson says the thrift store conglomerate Savers LLC improperly handles the donations it solicits in the name of several Minnesota charities. Savers uses the charities' names to solicit donations of clothing and household goods that are sold through retail stores.

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Photo courtesy of Governor Mark Dayton's Office
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2 Minnesota Turkeys Get Send-Off From Governor

Two Minnesota turkeys have had an audience with Gov. Mark Dayton before they make their way toward someone's dinner table. Dayton held the ritual pre-Thanksgiving event Monday where turkey growers tout the state's status as the nation's top producer and where a big industry donation gets made to local food shelves.

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Minnesota Roads To See Increase In Holiday Traffic

Minnesota motorists can expect more company on the roads around Thanksgiving due to low gas prices and an improving economy. AAA is reporting that 41.3 million people will drive 50 miles or more from home during the upcoming holiday weekend that runs from Wednesday to Sunday.

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UPDATE: Rochester Father Kills Daughter, Self

Police in Rochester say a father killed his 9-year-old daughter and then himself during his visitation with the girl at his brother's house. Lt. Casey Moilanen said Monday the two were found dead in the basement of the home when the girl's mother came to pick up her daughter Sunday afternoon.

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Retired Alexandria Doctor Heading To Sierra Leone

A retired doctor from Alexandria is preparing for a trip to Sierra Leone despite federal warnings against non-essential travel to the county. At age 93, Dr. Lowell Gess doesn't show a bit of hesitation about his upcoming journey to Africa, where he plans to do whatever he can to help combat the Ebola outbreak there.

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2 St. Cloud Men, Watkins Man Involved In Wright County Crash

Two people from St. Cloud walked away from a broadside collision in Wright County this (Monday) morning. The State Patrol says the incident happened just after 7:00 a.m. on Highway 55 and Wright County Road 3, just west of Annandale.

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Neighbors Rescue Family From Burning Home

A family in Minnesota City escaped their burning home thanks to quick action by the neighbors.

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UPDATE: Medical Examiner’s Report Due In Teen’s Death

A medical examiner's report expected this week should shed more light on how a high school student died in a small community near the Twin Cities. Sawyer Moeller was a freshman at White Bear Lake Area High School's North Campus.

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Minnesota State Patrol Patch (Photo by: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Minnesota State Patrol Patch (Photo by: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Tractor, 2 Cars Collide In Morrison County

Two people have been hurt in a crash involving a tractor in Morrison County. The State Patrol says the incident happened just after 5:00 p.m. yesterday (Sunday) on Highway 25.

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17-Year-Old Girl Facing Possible Charges After Crash

A 17-year-old girl is facing possible charges after a two vehicle crash in Wright County. The State Patrol says the incident happened at about 12:20 p.m. yesterday (Sunday) on Highway 12.

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