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UPDATE: Charter Communications Buying Time Warner Cable

Charter Communications will spend $55.33 billion to acquire Time Warner Cable in a cash-and-stock deal that would instantly create one of the largest pay-television and broadband operators in the U.S. As part of the agreement, Charter will also buy Bright House Networks for more than $10 billion.

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Photo courtesy of the St. Paul Fire Department
Photo courtesy of the St. Paul Fire Department
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2 Boys Rescued from Abandoned Pool; 1 in Critical Condition

A boy is in critical condition after he and his older brother were pulled from an abandoned swimming pool filled with 6 feet of dirty water outside a St. Paul apartment building. St. Paul Fire Marshal Zaccard says the older boy saw his brother struggling in the water Monday afternoon and got in to save him, but also got into trouble.

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Haley Harmon and Brianna Corey 
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Haley Harmon and Brianna Corey (Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON)
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The Bulldogs Pitching Duo are the All-Star Students of the Week [VIDEO]

Becker Bulldogs Softball has had a season to remember and they were led by the pitching duo of Senior Haley Harmon and Sophomore Brianna Corey. The two are WJON's All-Star Students of the Week. The girls discussed their season together as they look to make a push towards the state tournament, as well as what the future holds for their softball careers.

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Christenson emphasizes that life without geometry would be pointless. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Christenson emphasizes that life without geometry would be pointless. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Sauk Rapids-Rice 5th Grade Teacher Retiring After Working in District Since 1971 [VIDEO]

A Sauk Rapids-Rice teacher is retiring this spring after working in the district since 1971. Colleen Christenson is a 5th grade teacher at Mississippi River Elementary School. Christenson says she knew she wanted to be a teacher at an early age and that things have changed drastically in the classroom since she started.

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Quarry 11 at Stearns County's Quarry Park & Nature Preserve, Photo by Alex Svejkovsky, WJON
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New Swimming Quarry to Open in Stearns County

Stearns County is close to opening another swimming quarry. Quarry 11 at the Stearns County Quarry Park & Nature Preserve will provide more gradual slopes, swimming platform, bathrooms and picnic shelter for families.

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15-Year-Old Dies After Being Hit by Baseball in Minnesota

Police say a 15-year-old baseball player has died after being struck by a ball in Bemidji. The president of the Bemidji Youth Baseball League, Bruce Dahlin, says Zacharie Schaubhut lived in Des Moines, Iowa, but was living with his grandparents for the summer so he could play baseball in Bemidji.

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Authorities ID Rochester Motorcyclist Killed in Deer Crash

Authorities have identified a motorcyclist who died in a collision with a deer on the northern edge of Rochester. The State Patrol says 40-year-old Timothy Myhre southbound on Highway 52 when the Harley-Davidson motorcycle was unable to avoid a deer that was crossing the roadway about 7:15 p.m. Friday.

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