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St. Paul Father Charged After 5 Unsecured Guns Found in Home

A St. Paul father has been charged with gross misdemeanor child endangerment after police say they found five unsecure guns in his home. A criminal complaint says one of 34-year-old Billy James Wright's children called police on Jan. 12 to report her parents were fighting and were threatening each other with weapons.

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St. Francis Officer Investigated for Data Snooping

A police chief in Anoka County has asked sheriff's officials to investigate whether one of his officers illegally accessed private data. The request by St. Francis Chief Jeff Harapat could be one of the first tests of the state's tougher data practices law.

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Police Identify Duluth Homicide Victim, Suspect

The Duluth Police Department has identified a 33-year-old man found dead with an apparent head injury. Matthew Walker of Duluth was discovered Saturday morning outside of a multi-unit rental property.

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Nurses at CentraCare Health going through a busy day. (PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Nurses at CentraCare Health going through a busy day. (PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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For Minnesota Nurses, Staffing Study Provides Few Answers

A long-awaited study on nurse staffing levels at Minnesota hospitals has prompted fresh division between nurses and their employers.

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Protesters Disrupt, Light Rail Traffic in St. Paul Rally

A Martin Luther King Jr. Day march in St. Paul is causing some tense moments between police and protesters as well as disrupting light-rail and interstate traffic.

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Man Fatally Shot In Bloomington Identified

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has identified a man fatally shot during an encounter with Bloomington police. The medical examiner says 24-year-old Quincy Reindl, of Bloomington, died of multiple gunshot wounds Thursday.

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Bemidji State Student Found Outside, Hospitalized

Police say a Bemidji State University student was taken to the hospital after she was found outdoors. Bemidji Sgt. Jaeger Bellows says the female student was discovered Sunday morning off campus, but police declined to talk about the circumstances or her condition.

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St. Anthony Woman to be in First Lady Box During Obama Speech

A Minnesota woman who was highlighted last summer by President Barack Obama is getting another turn in the spotlight. The White House announced Monday that Rebekah Erler is among 22 invited guests who will sit with first lady Michelle Obama at Tuesday's State of the Union address.

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Thousands of Turkey Chicks Lost in Swanville Fire

Thousands of turkey poults have been lost in a fire at a barn owned by a producer in Todd County. The sheriff's department says firefighters were called to the barn fire near Swanville about 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

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Potentially Endangered Bat Could Change Pipeline Project

A potentially endangered species of bat could become a major obstacle to the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline in northern Minnesota. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering whether to declare the northern long-eared bat an endangered species because the spread of the white-nosed syndrome disease has reduced its population.

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