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Storms Shutter Resorts, Displace Brainerd-Area Vacationers

Storms that tore through the Brainerd area closed resorts and displaced more than 900 vacationers around Gull Lake in the height of the summer season. Two popular resorts, Madden's and Cragun's, were without power and scrambling to reopen after Sunday's 70 mph winds shut them down.

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Duluth Residents, Businesses Asked to Conserve Water

Residents and businesses in Duluth are being asked to conserve water usage until Thursday evening, as crews work to repair several water main breaks. The Duluth Public Works and Utilities Department says crews are also conducting maintenance on a water transmission line, which is a main feeder that serves all parts of the city.

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Superbike Race At Brainerd International Raceway Still On Despite Storm Damage

Despite the heavy storm damage this past weekend Brainerd International Raceway will continue to host races. BIR is expected to be ready to host the Central Roadracing Association Superbike Race this Friday through Sunday.

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Toyota Appeals $11 Million Jury Award From 2006 Fatal Crash

Toyota Motor Corp. is asking a federal appeals court to overturn a jury's $11 million award resulting from a fatal crash in Minnesota. Lawyers for the automaker filed a brief notice of appeal with the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday.

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Two Vehicle Crash Causes Injuries After Driver Fails to Yield At Intersection

Two people are hurt after a two vehicle crash in Morrison County this morning (Tuesday). The incident happened just after 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 10 and Bear Road.

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Storm Damage Closes Pillsbury State Forest Near Brainerd

All roads and recreational facilities in the Pillsbury State Forest, which is located just west of Brainerd, have been closed until further notice following a heavy rain and windstorm on Sunday. Uprooted and downed trees have caused all forest roads and trails to be impassable, and all campgrounds are inaccessible.

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16 People Including 11 Kids Hurt in School Bus Crash Near Granite Falls

Sixteen people including 11 children have been hurt in the crash of a school bus and car east of Granite Falls in southwestern Minnesota The State Patrol says it happened around 7 a.m. It says a car going west on U.S. Highway 212 crossed the center line and hit the bus, which had 11 children and three adults on board.

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Police: Man Destroys Temp Agency Computers, Wants Paycheck

A man who says a Rochester temporary employment agency owes him a paycheck is accused of breaking into the business and destroying its computers.

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Chicago Man Sentenced to 55 Years for Killing 2 in Minneapolis

A Chicago man has been sentenced to 55 years in prison after pleading guilty to fatally shooting two men in Minneapolis. Twenty-one-year-old Brian Deshawn Morse killed the men while they sat in an SUV April 8. Police said the shooting was not random.

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Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrest In Morrison County

A traffic stop led to the arrest of two people in Morrison County. The incident happen just after 6:00 p.m. Friday night in Cushing Township. Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen says a deputy noticed a traffic violation and pulled the vehicle over.

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