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Behind A $42 Billion Budget, Smaller Fees Rack Up

Minnesota lawmakers kept tax levels steady but have still found ways to scoop up millions of additional dollars. More than a dozen new fees and increases for business licenses are tucked away inside the thousands of pages that compose Minnesota's new budget.

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Two Hurt in Todd County ATV Rollover

Two people were hurt after their ATV rolled over in Todd County on Sunday night. The incident happened just before 6:15 p.m. on Northstar Drive, north of County Road 18 in Turtle Creek Township. Eric Petersen from rural Bowlus was traveling south when he lost control of the ATV, causing it to roll over.

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BBB Offers Helpful Tips For Your Summer Travels

Summer is finally here and it's a good idea to start planning the details for your summer destination. The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota has some helpful tips to assist you when planning your summer get away.

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Most Charges Dismissed In Water Attack On Pedal Pub

Prosecutors in Minneapolis have dismissed most of the charges filed in connection with last month's water balloon attack on riders of a pedaling pub. City Attorney Susan Segal says there wasn't enough evidence to continue with the cases against four men.

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Bicyclist Hit By Car, Killed in Mankato

A 46-year-old bicyclist has died after he was struck by a car in Mankato. Police say David Winters was hit early this morning (Wednesday). Reports say that emergency crews arrived to find Winters was not breathing

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Two Minnesota Brothers Killed in Crash on Way to Wisconsin

Two teenage brothers from Moorhead have died in a pickup crash on their way to a basketball camp in Wisconsin.

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MNsure Starts Search For Permanent Chief Executive

Minnesota's health insurance exchange is looking for a permanent leader. MNsure opened applications this week for its executive director position. The opening was prompted by CEO Scott Leitz's departure in May.

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Ramsey County Official Sues Boy Scouts For Alleged Sex Abuse

A St. Paul man is suing the Boy Scouts of America, claiming his scoutmaster repeatedly sexually abused him when he was between 12 and 16. Jim McDonough's lawsuit alleges the abuse happened between 1967 and 1971 at the hands of Leland "Lee" Opalinski, who died last year.

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Hennepin County To Add 100 Workers To Child Protection Staff

A Hennepin County committee has given preliminary approval to adding nearly 100 more child protection workers. The county's Health and Human Services Committee approved the proposal Tuesday. It goes before the full county board next month.

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Mac & Cheese Cupcake, Pig Tail Among New Foods At State Fair

About 50 new foods are being added to the Minnesota State Fair this year, including a burger dog, chilled bread pudding and deep fried ribs.

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