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Security Enhanced At University Of Minnesota

University of Minnesota is stepping up security on the Twin Cities campus this year. Students may notice additional police, stricter access to buildings and more discussions about safety.

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St. Paul Man Charged With Moving Woman’s Body

St. Paul authorities have charged a man with moving the body of a woman who was found wrapped in a blanket outside. Sixty-four-year-old John Stanton Sr. was charged in Ramsey County court Tuesday with one count of interference with a dead body.

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Savannah Cole, photo courtesy of the Miss America Organization
Savannah Cole, photo courtesy of the Miss America Organization
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Brainerd Woman Needs Your Vote For Miss America [AUDIO]

For the second year in a row, a Brainerd woman is competing for the title Miss America. Savannah Cole says she's been a busy woman since she was crowned Miss Minnesota in June.

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Photo courtesy of Senator Al Franken's office
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Brainerd Woman Finds Father’s Portrait At Pentagon

After years of searching, a Brainerd family has finally found an original painting of their late relative hanging in the Pentagon. Caralee Bjerkness traveled to Washington, D.C., with her 13-year-old grandson last week to see the painting of Roy Schellin.

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Little Falls Homeowner Fights Victims Restitution

A Little Falls man convicted of murdering two unarmed teenagers who broke into his home is contesting the restitution prosecutors are asking he pay for the deaths. Sixty-six-year-old Byron Smith took the stand Tuesday to testify about what had been stolen in a series of burglaries at his Little Falls home before the Thanksgiving Day 2012 shootings.

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Home-Care Workers Vote To Unionize

Thousand of in-home health care providers in Minnesota have voted to unionize. About 60 percent of the roughly 5,800 care providers taking part in a union election say they support organizing.

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Experts Fear Minnesota Farmland Prices Declining

Experts say Minnesota farmers could be impacted by a decline in farmland prices. The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis found in its most recent quarterly survey that the state's farmland prices are on the decline.

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North Branch Boy Dies Days After Being Hit By Car

North Branch police say an 11-year-old boy has died after being hit by a car last week.The department said Monday that Dallas Kasper of North Branch died from his injuries Saturday.

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Ex-Chiropractor Pleads Guilty to Sex Assault

A former Little Canada chiropractor has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a client in May.

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Rains Slow Minnesota Small Grain Harvest

Widespread rains have slowed Minnesota's small grain harvest but also have improved row crop and pasture conditions.

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