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Gophers Outlast Buckeyes in Overtime 5-4

Minnesota Gophers junior forward Justin Kloos started and finished the same way with a big goal to help his team defeat Ohio State 5-4 in overtime last (Friday).

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Report Estimates 44 Percent Drop in Uninsured Minnesota Kids

State officials are celebrating a marked drop in the number of uninsured Minnesota children after the federal health overhaul. University of Minnesota researchers released a report Thursday showing the percentage of kids without health insurance fell from 6.3 percent in 2013 to 3.5 percent in 2014.

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Flu Season Sees Slow Start Across Minnesota

A year after Minnesota and much of the nation was hit hard by influenza, the virus is having less of an impact on residents throughout the state. However, infectious disease experts warn that the 2015-2016 flu season isn't over, so an outbreak could still happen.

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Panel Hears Support, Concern for Easing Drug-Crime Sentences

Ahead of an impending vote on drug sentencing changes, a Minnesota commission is hearing both support and concern for easing the penalties for possession and drug dealing.

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Feds Reject Minnesota’s Request for Real ID Extension

Federal officials have denied Gov. Mark Dayton's request for more time to comply with stronger driver's license standards to board planes. Minnesota hasn't upgraded its licenses to meet the requirements of the Real ID Act. It's raised concern that Minnesotans may need an extra form of ID to board a domestic flight as soon as next year.

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Drones a Hot Christmas Item at Local Hobby Store

Drones are one of the hottest Christmas gifts in the country this year and the St. Cloud metro area is no exception. Jason Wester is a manager at Baker's Hobbytown in Waite Park. He says they've seen a steady rise in drone sales during the holidays.

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Chef Jean Louis Gerin takes a photo with students in the Sauk Rapids-Rice culinary program. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Chef Jean Louis Gerin takes a photo with students in the Sauk Rapids-Rice culinary program. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Food Network Chopped Champion Visits Sauk Rapids-Rice High School [VIDEO]

World renowned chef Jean Louis Gerin visited with students in the Sauk Rapids-Rice High School culinary program. Chef Gerin is the executive and chief operating officer for New England Culinary Institute in Vermont.

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Push Underway to Let Great Lakes States Manage Wolves Again

A Minnesota congressman says a push is underway to include language in a catchall spending bill to return responsibility for managing wolf populations in the western Great Lakes region to Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.

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Minnesota Ranks #47 of 50 States in Taxes

Minnesota is the 4th most taxed state in the United States according to Americans for Prosperity. Americans for Prosperity Minnesota State Director Jason Flohrs was my guest on WJON today.

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Judge Won’t Delay Changes to Minnesota Sex Offender Program

A judge has rejected a motion by the state of Minnesota to stay his order requiring changes to the state's program for confining sex offenders after their prison sentences.

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