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Minnesota DNR, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Minnesota DNR, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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4 Minnesota Men Charged with Illegal Deer Poaching

Four Minnesota men have been charged with illegal deer poaching following a five-year investigation by state conservation officials. The Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday that it seized dozens of guns and more than 28 sets of deer and elk antlers late last year from a home in southwestern Minnesota.

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Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Proposal Could End Most White Pages Delivery in Minnesota

The annual arrival of a fat phone book on Minnesota doorsteps may soon be a thing of the past. The state Public Utilities Commission has proposed letting companies provide residential phone directories electronically. They would only have to send customers a phone book if they ask for one.

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Survey May Paint Clearer Picture of Medical Marijuana Demand

State health officials want to know how many Minnesotans want medical marijuana and where they live.

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Photo by WJON.com's Dan DeBaun
Photo by WJON.com's Dan DeBaun
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UPDATE: Brian Fitch Trial Delayed, Opening Arguments Thursday Morning

The Brian Fitch trial is delayed until Thursday morning. A continuance request has been granted this (Tuesday) afternoon in the murder trial for the accused cop killer.

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Revenue Department Stresses Electronic Tax Return Filing

Minnesota's tax collection agency is making another paperless push. The Revenue Department ushered in the start of tax filing season Tuesday with a renewed emphasis on electronic filing and direct deposit options.

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News @ Noon: Large Crowds Expected in St. Paul this Weekend [AUDIO]

It's expected to be one of the busiest weekends ever in downtown St. Paul. A number of events will draw large crowds to the Capital city, including: the St. Paul Winter Carnival, the Red Bull Crashed Ice event, and a college hockey tournament.

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Philip Nelson, Blue Earth County Jail
Philip Nelson, Blue Earth County Jail
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Ex-Gophers Quarterback Reaches Plea Deal in Assault Case

The attorney for Philip Nelson says the former Minnesota Gophers quarterback has agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge stemming from a fight that injured former Minnesota State, Mankato, linebacker Isaac Kolstad. Nelson had been charged with two felonies resulting from the fight in Mankato May 11.

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UPDATE: Light Snow in the Forecast this Week

Light snow will move into the region later this afternoon and persist through Tuesday night. A couple inches are expected, especially along the Minnesota River and south of I-94.

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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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