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Southern Minnesota Man Dies After Canoe Capsizes

Authorities in Blue Earth County say a canoe carrying two men capsized on Madison Lake, and one man apparently drowned. The two men were canoeing Saturday night. Their craft tipped over, throwing both men into the water. Neither was wearing a life preserver.

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Vikings To Add Another $1.2 Million To Stadium Project

The Minnesota Vikings are contributing another $1.2 million to the new stadium to put in a bigger video board on the facility's west end and for other video-related upgrades. The funding was approved Friday by the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority. It brings the total cost of the project from $975 million to $976.2 million.

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Oil Transport Draws Cry for Disaster Training Help

North Dakota's oil boom has safety on the minds of many Minnesota towns as the volatile crude rumbles through town aboard long trains.

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Sherco Power Plant, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Judge Strikes Down Part of Minnesota Energy Law

A federal judge has found that part of a Minnesota law designed to promote the use of renewable energy is unconstitutional and she barred state officials from enforcing it.

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Players Practice for Reinstated Minnesota State Mankato Coach

Coach Todd Hoffner is back on the field at Minnesota State after football players ended their brief boycott of spring practice.

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Police: Horseplay Preceded Boy’s Pool Drowning

A police investigation finds horseplay preceded the drowning of a 12-year-old boy in a swimming pool at St. Louis Park Middle School.

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Injured Snowy Owl Is Ready For Release Into Wild

A rare snowy owl that was apparently hit by a bus in the nation's capital and sent to Minnesota for rehabilitation is scheduled to be released into the wild. The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota plans to release the owl on Saturday along the northern Minnesota and Wisconsin border.

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Some Nurseries Offer Plants That Are Safe For Bees

As gardeners begin shopping for plants this spring, they may see some marked as safe for bees. Some nurseries are offering plants that are free of an insecticide that experts have partly blamed for a die-off of bee populations in recent years.

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‘Miracle On Ice’ Gold Medal To Be Auctioned

One of the Olympic gold medals earned after the famed "Miracle on Ice" hockey game in 1980 will be auctioned beginning next week.The Iron Ranger who helped Team USA beat the Soviets on the way to the gold, Mark Pavelich, is selling his medal through a Dallas auction house. Heritage Auctions will open bidding April 25.

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Man Charged in Minnesota Deputy Shooting

Bond is set at $1.5 million for a 19-year-old man accused of shooting a sheriff's deputy in northwestern Minnesota.

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