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Minneapolis Committee to Consider Repeal of Theater Hat Ban

A Minneapolis City Council committee is set to consider a repeal of a ban on wearing hats in Minneapolis theaters. The committee will mull the recommendation from council member Andrew Johnson at a meeting Wednesday.

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Judge Rules for Fond du Lac Band in Duluth Casino Dispute

A federal judge has ruled that the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa doesn't have to pay roughly $10 million that the city of Duluth claimed in back payments. Tuesday's ruling by U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson of St. Paul is in regard to payments of revenue from Fond-du-Luth Casino that the city wanted from 2009 to 2011.

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Mille Lacs Lake on Sunday night, Photo by Jeremy Mikel
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Dayton Considers Special Session for Mille Lacs Walleye Drop

Gov. Mark Dayton is considering calling a special session if the walleye season is closed on Mille Lacs Lake. The Department of Natural Resources has said walleye fishing could be closed on Mille Lacs as early as Aug. 3 because anglers were close to exceeding the state's quota for the season on the popular lake.

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Sturgeon, Paddlefish Deaths on Lake Pepin Investigated

Some commercial fishing operations have been temporarily halted on Lake Pepin following the discovery of nearly four dozen dead paddlefish and lake sturgeon. Both the Minnesota and Wisconsin Departments of Natural Resources took the action, announced Tuesday.

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DNR: Minnesota Deer Hunters Can Expect Conservative Season

For the second year in a row, Minnesota hunters will have a tough time trying to bag a deer this fall. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources told hunters Tuesday to expect another conservative season as the agency works to rebuild the size of the state's whitetail herd.

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Washington State Woman Dies in House Fire in Northern Minnesota

A Washington state woman has died in a house fire in northern Minnesota. Hubbard County sheriff's authorities say the fire was reported at 1 p.m. Monday at a home near Park Rapids.

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UPDATE: Eden Prairie Man Accused in African Lion Death Thought Hunt Was Legal

An avid Minnesota hunter accused of illegally killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe says he believed everything about his trip was legal.

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Minnesota Nets Extra $650M in Health Care Savings

State officials say they've saved nearly $650 million by tweaking its subsidized health care programs. Minnesota contracts with health plans to cover low-income residents in public programs like MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance, which is Minnesota's version of Medicaid.

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UPDATE: Some Victims Identified in 1 of 2 Midwet Plane Crashes

Authorities have identified some of the seven people killed when two small planes crashed separately within hours of one another in western Wisconsin and southwestern Minnesota. Sheriff's officials say two passengers killed when a fixed-wing plane crashed in southwestern Minnesota were teenagers from Mexico.

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Darwin Man Seriously Hurt in Rollover, Alcohol Believed to be Factor

A Darwin man is hurt after rolling his vehicle early Tuesday morning. The incident happened just after 1:15 a.m. on County Raod 14, near the intersection of 180th Street. The Meeker County Sheriff's Office says 33-year-old Jason Schmidt was driving a pickup truck southbound on County Road 14, when the vehicle rolled.

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