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Free Earplugs To Be Mandatory At Minneapolis Clubs

Minneapolis bars and clubs that feature live music will have to offer free earplugs to patrons starting April 19. The Minneapolis City Council approved the ordinance Friday.

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Boys and Girls Club Announces Minnesota Youth of the Year

The Boys and Girls Club has announced Gao Hlee Moua as their Minnesota Youth of the Year.

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10-Year-Old Girl Found Dead After Hay Fire In Southwestern Minnesota

A 10-year-old girl has been found dead after a hay bale fire on a farm in southwestern Minnesota. Firefighters were called to the Todd Heideman farm west of Adrian just before 7 p.m. Thursday on a report of round bales on fire.

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Teen Gets 34 Years for Fatally Shooting Boy

A Brooklyn Park teenager is sentenced to more than 34 years in prison for fatally shooting a 13-year-old boy in a case of mistaken identity.

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Minnesota Lawmakers Boost Minimum Wage to $9.50

Minnesota's minimum wage will climb to $9.50 by 2016 and go up automatically in future years under legislation bound for Gov. Mark Dayton's signature.

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Minnesota Senate Panel to Continue Medical Pot Hearing

A Minnesota Senate committee will resume discussing a bill that would legalize medical marijuana after the Legislature returns from its Easter/Passover break.

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Health Officials Suspect Norovirus At Chuck E. Cheese In Maple Grove

Hennepin County health officials say they've got numerous calls from people who got sick after eating at a popular Maple Grove restaurant. Health Department spokesman Bill Billknap says they're looking into a suspected outbreak of norovirus at the Chuck E. Cheese restaurant last weekend and have contacted others who ate there using cash register receipts.

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Pedestrian Killed in Columbia Heights

The Minnesota State Patrol says a young woman has died after she was struck by a vehicle in Columbia Heights.

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Houses Passes Bill To Erase Lawmaker Immunity

The Minnesota House has passed a bill that erases any immunity for state lawmakers facing felony or misdemeanor charges, including drunken driving. Some students at Concordia University made it their mission to have an archaic law granting immunity revised, but some lawmakers questioned whether it was really necessary because there was no evidence that elected officials were skirting arrests by claiming immunity.

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Allegiant Air To Pull Out Of Rochester Airport

Allegiant Air says it is pulling out of the Rochester International Airport and will end its weekly nonstop flights to Arizona on May 14. Allegiant began offering two weekly nonstop flights to Mesa, Ariz., in November 2012.

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