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4 Hurt After Semi Clips Car on I-94

Four people were hurt when a car was sideswiped by a semi in Monticello Friday morning.

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UPDATE: Group Says It Plans to Protest, Disrupt Minnesota State Fair

A group called Black Lives Matter St. Paul says it plans to hold a rally to disrupt operations at the Minnesota State Fair. The group says it wants to protest shootings by St. Paul police as well as racial disparities at the annual event.

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MNsure Tackles Tech Problems Weeks Before Signups Start

State officials say they're on track to fix several longstanding technical issues at the health insurance exchange MNsure.

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Minnesota Unemployment Rate Up, Jobs Shed in July

Minnesota's unemployment rate is up and its job count is down, according to new data for July. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development reported Thursday that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was at 4 percent.

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UCare Asks Judge to Halt Impending Public Program Signups

UCare is asking a Minnesota judge to halt the state's upcoming sign-up period for public insurance programs as the health coverage provider fights a decision eliminating it from the menu of options.

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Fatal Shooting of Woman Investigated in Nobles County

Sheriff's officials are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman in a small southwestern Minnesota community. The Nobles County Sheriff's Department says the woman's husband called 911 shortly before 3 a.m. Wednesday to say someone had entered their home in Brewster and shot his wife while they slept.

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Group Plans Conferderate Flag Rally at Minnesota Capitol

A Minnesota-based group plans to hold a rally in support of the Confederate battle flag at the Minnesota State Capitol. A permit application for the Sept. 5 rally was approved Wednesday. The application from a group called "Minnesota 10,000 for Southern Heritage" estimates about 25 people will be there.

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Bloomington Man Gets Jail for Crash that Killed Woman

A 26-year-old Bloomington man has been sentenced to a year in jail for causing a crash that killed a 34-year-old woman in Burnsville. Neftali Ramirez was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty in July to criminal vehicular homicide in the death of Erin Randall.

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Amy Klobuchar Adds Personal Touch to Political Profile Memoir

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is burnishing her political profile with personal touches in a new memoir. The book is called "The Senator Next Door" and is set to go on sale Aug. 25.

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Better Business Bureau Reminds You to Watch For Asphalt Scams

The Better Business Bureau is reminding you to be wary of asphalt scams that are making their way across the state. The scam often involves someone posing as an asphalt firm going door to door claiming they have extra supplies from a nearby project.

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