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Zoo’s Grizzly Exhibit Reopens After Bear Cracks Barrier

The Minnesota Zoo's grizzly bear exhibit has reopened after one of the bears shattered a glass enclosure pane. The bears returned to their public habitat Saturday after spending 12 days behind the scenes while temporary repairs were made.

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Annandale Man Hurt in Wright County Motorcycle Crash

An Annandale motorcyclist is hurt after a broadside crash with a car on Saturday afternoon. The incident happened just after 4:30 p.m. The State Patrol says 38-year-old Adam Myers of Annandale was driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on Highway 12 in Waverly at 6th Street South.

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Photo from Tim Parochka
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Meteorologists Confirm Tornado Struck West of Twin Cities

The National Weather Service says it has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down near Watertown west of the Twin Cities overnight.

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UPDATE: State Patrol Identifies Person Killed in Kandiyohi County Crash

One person is dead after a broadside crash in Kandiyohi County on Friday afternoon. The incident happened at about 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 23 and Highway 9 near New London.

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Minnesota State Fair Talent Show Registration Closes July 27

Time is running out for those who want to show off their talents at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair. The deadline to register for auditions for the fair's amateur talent contest is July 27 at 4 p.m.

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Pillsbury State Forest, photo courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Pillsbury State Forest, photo courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
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Dayton Sees Storm Damage, Says Brainerd’s Open For Business

After meeting with resort owners who were hit by recent severe thunderstorms, Gov. Mark Dayton declared the Brainerd lakes area "open for business." Dayton visited the Brainerd area Friday. Reports say he took a helicopter survey of the damage and heard the concerns of resort owners.

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State Health Officials Warn of Potential Meningitis Outbreak

The Minnesota Department of Health is urging men who have sex with men to get vaccinated for meningococcal meningitis.

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Minneapolis Mayor Headed to Vatican, to Meet Pope Francis

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges is part of a select group of U.S. city leaders headed to the Vatican for a conference next week, where they'll meet Pope Francis.

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Ruth Lake Zebra Mussel, Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Ruth Lake Zebra Mussel, Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
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Zebra Mussels Found in Clearwater Lake, Ruth Lake

Zebra mussels have been found in two more central Minnesota lakes. The DNR says the invasive species have been confirmed in Clearwater Lake in Wright and Stearns Counties, and in Ruth Lake in Crow Wing County.

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Armed Man Making Threats Causes Hospital to Take Precautions

Police say it was a man armed with a knife who was making threats that caused a lockdown at a St. Paul hospital. Authorities say the man was sitting in a car with a woman and a baby outside the Regions Hospital emergency room when the incident began about 6:30 p.m.

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