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Police: Pine City Human Remains Came From Burial

Authorities say human remains found near Pine City are probably from a historic burial site.

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Woman Charged in Fatal Strip Club Shooting

A St. Paul woman is charged with a fatal shooting inside a downtown Minneapolis strip club.

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Christopher Rossing Case Now Being Handled As Death Investigation

The Wright County Sheriff's Office says the disappearance of Christopher Rossing is now being handled as a death investigation.

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OSHA Inspects Willmar Turkey Plant

An Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspector is trying to determine whether any federal safety violations occurred at the Jennie-O turkey processing plant in Willmar where more than a dozen employees were sickened.

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Upper Midwest Wolf Population Rises Despite Hunts

The gray wolf population has increased slightly in the Western Great Lakes District, which includes Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. That comes even as two of the three states have recently begun allowing wolf hunts.

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Chaska Man Mistakenly Declared Dead By Post Office

The U.S. Postal Service is apologizing after it erroneously declared a Chaska man dead. Jason Gerling, who injured his spine some two decades ago, says his mom got a shock when her letter to him was returned with the word "deceased" on it.

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Gaylord Farmer Dies After Falling Into Ditch

A rural Gaylord man is dead after being found in the water of a ditch. 62-year-old Mike Fenske was pronounced dead at the scene.

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First Lady To Rally Voters In Minneapolis

First lady Michelle Obama is the latest prominent figure to come through Minnesota to fire up Democrats. Obama was to appear at a Minneapolis high school Tuesday afternoon for a get-out-the-vote rally with Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken, who are seeking re-election.

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Early Autopsy Results Show Austin Doctor Crashed

Preliminary autopsy results show an Austin doctor died after crashing his bike while wearing a helmet. Austin Police Chief Brian Krueger said Monday that 72-year-old Dr. Richard Schindler's bike crashed Saturday morning on an unpaved bike path near Riverland Community College.

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Cities Face Truck Shortage For Road Salt

Cities in the St. Cloud area are facing a shortage of trucks for hauling road salt amid an extended construction season. Curt Yoakum of the state Administration Department says one of three vendors the state contracts with is having trouble getting salt to customers as construction runs late following a wet spring.

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