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Sports Authority Wanted Snow Removal Priority For Minneapolis Super Bowl

Newly released documents show the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority wanted assurances that the National Football League would get priority plowing in the event of snowfall during Super Bowl week.

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Peter Achermann
Peter Achermann
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5 Years Later, Staples Man Still Missing

It's been five years since a rural Staples man disappeared, and authorities still don't know what happened to him. Eighty-two-year-old Peter Achermann left his home to run errands on July 24, 2009.

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Saddo Ali Warsame, wikipedia
Saddo Ali Warsame, wikipedia
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Slain Somali Lawmaker Spent Time In St. Cloud [VIDEO]

A Somali member of parliament killed in Mogadishu on Wednesday spent several years in Minnesota. Saddo Ali Warsame, who also was a popular folk singer, was killed in a drive-by shooting for which the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility.

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Audobon Wants Vikings Stadium Safer For Birds

The Audubon Society of Minnesota is asking the Minnesota Vikings to do more to protect birds from fatal collisions with the massive glass walls of its new stadium. The team recently told the society it wouldn't use glazing techniques and lighting that could warn birds away from the building.

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Dayton Paid More In Taxes, To Charity In 2013

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton paid nearly $106,000 in state and federal taxes last year, and upped his charitable giving, too. Dayton released his 2013 tax returns on Wednesday, following his routine of doing so since he was a candidate in 2010.

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Hannah Foslien, Getty Images
Hannah Foslien, Getty Images
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Jury Reaches No Verdict In Ventura Defamation Case

There's still no verdict as jurors try to decide whether a decorated military sniper libeled former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in his best-selling memoir. Jurors deliberated from about 9 a.m. until about 4 p.m. Wednesday before leaving the federal courthouse in St. Paul.

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Bemidji: Craig Myran Photography, flickr
Bemidji: Craig Myran Photography, flickr
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Bemidji Man Charged With Shooting Girl on Her Deck

A northern Minnesota man is accused of shooting a 17-year-old girl several times after she told him not to ride his mower through her yard.

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State Hires Top Medical Pot Official

A health official who managed Minnesota's efforts to reduce tobacco use and obesity will run the state's new medical marijuana program.

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Savannah River Site, Flickr
Savannah River Site, Flickr
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DNR Announces Plans For ‘Conservative’ Deer Season

Minnesota wildlife managers have announced rules for a "conservative" deer season to rebuild the whitetail population across much of the state. The Department of Natural Resources says only one deer can be harvested in 95 percent of the state, and the harvest of does will be further restricted.

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Mankato Readies For Vikings Training Camp

A town in southern Minnesota is preparing for an influx of Minnesota Vikings football players and fans on the eve of the team's three-week training camp. Mankato businesses are hiring additional employees in anticipation of a potential surge in clientele.

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