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Bloomington Places Restrictions on E-Cigs, Cigars

The Bloomington City Council has passed a new ordinance that places stricter regulations on the use of electronic cigarettes and sale of cheap cigars.

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News @ Noon: Money Saving Tips For The Budget Conscious Christmas Shopper [AUDIO]

As we head into the busy - an expensive - holiday shopping season, staying out of debt can be a challenge. Carrie Rocha owns the website PocketYourDollars.com. She says one money-saving tip is to look for deals on gift cards.

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GOP House Structure Leans Rural, Knoblach To Head ‘Ways And Means’

Republicans taking over the state House are forming committees that emphasize their rural/urban split with Democrats. The GOP reduced the number of committees overall even as it added new panels to focus on mining policy and jobs in greater Minnesota.

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Funeral For Boy Accidentally Shot In Head

A funeral service will be held Thursday for the 14-year-old boy who authorities say died from an accidental gunshot wound in Otter Tail County. Sheriff's officials say Levi Roggenkamp was playing with a revolver at his home near Wadena last Thursday when the gun went off and shot him in the head.

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NFL Suspends Adrian Peterson For At Least Rest Of Season

The NFL has suspended Adrian Peterson without pay for at least the rest of the season. The league said Tuesday it informed the Minnesota Vikings running back he will not be considered for reinstatement before April 15 for violating the NFL personal conduct policy.

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Report Ranks Safest Cities In Minnesota

Mountain Iron, Plainview, La Crescent, Sleepy Eye and Two Harbors are the five safest cities in Minnesota, according to a report from SafeWise, a home security comparison website.

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Minneapolis To Name Street Honoring Bud Grant

The city of Minneapolis plans to name a street near the new Vikings stadium after former Vikings and NFL Hall of Fame coach Bud Grant. Plans call for naming 9th Avenue South between 6th Street and 7th Street "Bud Grant Way."

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2 People Hurt In Wright County Crash

Icy roads are being blamed for a broadside type crash in Wright County. The State Patrol says the incident happened at about 4:30 p.m. this (Monday) afternoon on Highway 55.

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Faster Internet Planned For St. Joseph, Cold Spring

Midcontinent Communications plans to offer faster fiber optic Internet service in the communities it serves in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. The faster Internet will be available to 600,000 homes and 55,000 businesses in the region by the end of 2017.

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Red Wing School Bus Driver Fails Alcohol Check

A bus driver for the Red Wing School District could face criminal charges after failing an alcohol compliance check last week. Sgt. Troy Christianson of the Minnesota State Patrol said Monday that officers conducted a random bus check in Red Wing on Friday.

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