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Fresh items were available for purchase at the local Farmers Market in St. Cloud. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Fresh items were available for purchase at the local Farmers Market in St. Cloud. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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2014 Minnesota Grown Directory Now Available

The annual Minnesota Grown Directory is now available. The directory is a statewide guide to purchasing directly from local producers.

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Foot Lake, DVS1mn, Flickr
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MPCA Seeks Volunteer Water Monitors

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is recruiting volunteers to help track water quality changes in lakes and streams across the state. More than 1,300 Minnesotans volunteer to track the health of their favorite lake or stream through the Citizen Lake and Citizen Stream Monitoring Programs.

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Minneapolis Man Gets 41 Years In Bar Owner’s Fatal Shooting

A Minneapolis man has been sentenced to 41 years in prison for fatally shooting a St. Paul bar owner over a $20 pool table fee. Twenty-three-year-old Cheng Vang pleaded guilty in February to second-degree murder for killing 45-year-old Vone Moua at Malina's Sports Bar.

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Burnsville Attorney Accused Of Setting Girlfriend On Fire

An attorney is accused of setting his girlfriend on fire in his Burnsville condominium. Sixty-year-old David Gherity is charged with first-degree assault and two counts of first-degree arson.

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Snow Delays Beginning of Minnesota Fieldwork

The persistent snow is delaying the beginning of fieldwork on farms across Minnesota.

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Minnesota to Hold Bear License Numbers Steady

Minnesota wildlife managers plan to hold the number of bear hunting licenses steady this year to help gradually increase the bear population.

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Appeals Court Orders New Trial for St. Paul Priest

The Minnesota Appeals Court is reversing a sexual misconduct conviction and ordering a new trial for a St. Paul priest accused of having sex with a woman seeking spiritual advice.

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Police: Wolves Forward Cunningham Sent Threatening Texts

Police say Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham sent threatening messages to a woman he was living with that "rose to a terroristic level." The Medina, Minn., police issued a statement Monday, one day after Cunningham was arrested for a second time in three days.

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U.S. Senators Make Friendly Wager On Frozen Four Semifinal

U.S. senators from North Dakota and Minnesota are making a friendly wager on the outcome of the NCAA Frozen Four semifinal hockey matchup involving the University of North Dakota and the University of Minnesota.

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Lawmakers Reach Deal To Hike Minimum Wage To $9.50

Minnesota's minimum wage would rise to $9.50 per hour within a few years and continue going up unless a governor's administration applied the brakes. That's the outline of a deal announced Monday between leaders of the House and Senate.

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