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Minn. senior homes struggle with virus testing backlogs, delaysTesting supplies have not kept up with surging demand, putting greater pressure on an already stretched system,.

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Churches, pastors file another lawsuit against Tim Walz's coronavirus ordersThree Minnesota churches, along with religious leaders and churchgoers, are suing the State of Minnesota and Gov.

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Newly-Released Body Cam Video Shows George Floyd's Fatal Arrest From Tou Thao's POVThao was the one you've seen in bystander cell phone video standing and keeping the crowd back.

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Loons to keep playing without center piece Ike Opara, but reinforcement comingMinnesota United FC center back Ike Opara — the 2019 MLS defender of the year — won't be available to play for at least a few more weeks after he missed the Loons' six-game run to the MLS is Back Tournament semifinals last week.

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St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter to release 2021 budget proposalIn a sign of the times, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter will unveil whats likely to be a challenging 2021 city budget proposal the new-fashioned way: virtually.

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Churches, pastors file another lawsuit against Walz's coronavirus ordersPlaintiffs argue that Gov. Tim Walz's coronavirus-related executive orders infringe upon Minnesotans' ability to worship freely.

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State fines Duluth rehab facility after resident breaks hip"Deficient practice" in a shower chair use resulted in a broken hip, a state investigation alleges.

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St. Paul driver's BAC was 3 times over limit when he killed pedestrian, charges sayA St. Paul man had a blood alcohol concentration more than three times the legal limit when he hit and killed a man with his car in St. Paul in April, according to charges filed this week.

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Met Council gives $900,000 to expand 3 metro area parksThe money will buy land for Grey Cloud Island Regional Park in Cottage Grove, Bald Eagle-Otter Lake Regional Park in White Bear Township, and the Crow-Hassan Park Reserve near Rogers.

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Worker at Sioux Falls exotic dance club tests positive for COVID-19, SD warnsPIERRE, S.D. — Patrons who visited Scarlett O'hara's Gentlemen's Club in Sioux Falls, S.D., between 6 p.m.

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Sartell PD Advises of Phone ScamThe "officer" continued by saying that the resident could be a victim of identity theft, as the resident's "name and address were linked to a vehicle found in TX containing cocaine." He went on to say that their name and bank accounts were "linked to wiring funds to 2 different individuals in other countries." The caller pushed for information...

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Adam Thielen's new role with Vikings: veteran mentorFor as long as Adam Thielen can remember, he and best bud Stefon Diggs have been attached at the hip.

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Trump admits he's blocking postal cash to stop mail-in votesPresident Donald Trump frankly acknowledged Thursday that he's starving the U.S. Postal Service of money in order to make it harder to process an expected surge of mail-in ballots, which he worries could cost him the election.

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Sister City ship from Russia sails for DuluthA replica of an 18th century wooden boat left Buffalo, New York, on Thursday and is expected to reach the Twin Ports sometime in September.

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State Workplace Safety Commissioner Ousted In Partisan Senate VoteAnger was palpable as Gov. Tim Walz reacted to Senate Republicans' rejection of Nancy Leppink as his commissioner of Labor and Industry.

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Loons to keep playing without center piece Ike Opara, but reinforcement comingMinnesota United FC center back Ike Opara — the 2019 MLS defender of the year — won’t be available to play for at least a few more weeks after he missed the Loons’ six-game run to the MLS is Back Tournament semifinals last week.

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Eagle attacks woman along North Shore, bystander comes to the rescueCascade Lodge and Restaurant head kitchen manager Bernie Banks happened to be outside when he saw the eagle attacking the woman.

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Fortnite maker sues Apple after removal of game from App StoreAug 13 - Apple Inc on Thursday removed popular video game "Fortnite" from its App Store for violating the company's in-app payment guidelines, prompting developer Epic Games to file a lawsuit against the iPhone maker seeking to end its in-app payment practices.

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Woman sentenced to 37 years in Hibbing murderThe third and final defendant formally pleaded guilty and received her sentence in the slaying of Joshua Lavalley along the Mesabil Trail last year.

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Twins need offense to pick up the pace in later inningsMinnesota has been good early in games but lacks clutch hitting.

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Local Cop Named to 'DUI All-Star Team'Officer Darrin Vossen of the St Cloud Police Thursday joined a list of 48 Minnesota Law Enforcement officers named the Minnesota DWI All-Star team.

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Lakeside Early Learning remains open, hopes to buy buildingTo remain in the same location the center still needs support from the community to raise $50,000 for a down payment on the building by Sept.

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Republicans take out labor agency head, widening schism with WalzSenate leaders and the governor said they'd reached an impasse after disagreements on the response to COVID-19.

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Justice Department says Yale illegally discriminates against Asians, whitesThe U.S. Justice Department on Thursday accused Yale University of illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants in its undergraduate admissions process in violation of U.S. civil rights law.

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Nebraska wants to be in Big Ten, ends talk of playing outside conference this fallSchool administrators clear the air with a statement released Thursday morning.

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As Enbridge Line 3 project faces another deadline, supporters urge Walz to let it advanceOpponents of the project also prepared to make their case to the governor about why the state should intervene.

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U of M to study immune system treatment for COVID-19Minnesota reports 697 cases, 7 deaths on Thursday, with numerous rural outbreaks.

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Daughter says shes grateful her dad, whos 63 and wheelchair-bound, is alive after a bullet grazed his headFor a 63-year-old man grazed in the head by a stray bullet outside his St. Paul nursing home, it was the second time hes narrowly escaped death.

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Live coverage of next week's Democratic National Convention will be available hereWe will host live coverage of the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee on our site from Monday, Aug.

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LIVE: Trump holds 4:30 p.m. news conferenceWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will hold a news conference at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 13.

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State Auditor's View: Local government stimulus wisely invests in stabilityNot only is the pandemic increasing public service costs for local governments, it simultaneously is leading to the loss of revenues needed to fund those services.

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Weekly virus report has mixed results for school reopening plans; cases tick up in Ramsey CountyCompared to last week’s report, conditions in 14 counties have improved to the point where more students can safely learn in-person.

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Minnesota Department of Ag awards grants to processors, producersThe Minnesota Department of Agriculture has awarded $208,213 to 46 Minnesota livestock processing plants and producers to help them increase capacity for slaughter, processing and storage in the wake of supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Police: Suspect Barricaded At Graduate Hotel On 'U' CampusPeople in the area of the Graduate Hotel on the 600 block of Washington Avenue Southeast have been warned to stay away from the area.

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The daily coronavirus update: 690 new cases, 7 more deaths in MinnesotaSince the start of the outbreak, 5,742 Minnesotans have been hospitalized and 308 are currently in the hospital.

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Brit's Outdoor Summer Film FestivalBrit's Pub may be known for their delicious food , but they also host some fun events, many of which take place up on their roof.

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Police respond to crisis call at Graduate Hotel near the University of MinnesotaMinneapolis police are responding to a report of person in crisis at the Graduate Hotel near the University of Minnesota, according to a police spokesman.

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Elder: Fathers matter, case closedThe most serious "inequality" is the unequal percentage of fathers in Black households.

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Vikings activate Oli Udoh off COVID-19 list, waive DeMarquis GatesThe Vikings activated tackle Oli Udoh off the reserve / COVID-19 listk on Thursday, leaving them with no players remaining on the list.

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Activist charged in toppling of Minnesota Columbus statueA Minnesota prosecutor charged an Indigenous activist with a felony on Friday in the toppling of a Christopher Columbus statue on state Capitol grounds during a rally weeks after the death of George Floyd.

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Gophers football adds four-star defensive end from Ohio to 2022 classThe Gophers football team picked up its first commitment for the 2022 class on Thursday.

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2-Year-Old In Critical Condition After Being Shot In Apartment, Brooklyn Park Police InvestigatingAuthorities in Brooklyn Park say a 2-year-old is in critical condition after being shot Thursday morning.

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COVID-19 Outbreak Tied To Seneca Foods Facility In Cumberland, WIAccording to Barron County Public Health officials, approximately 44% of the Seneca Foods workers in Cumberland have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Minnesota Football Recruiting: Four-star 2022 defensive end Trey Bixby commits to the GophersOhio defensive end Trey Bixby has committed to the Minnesota Golden Gophers, becoming the first member of the 2022 recruiting class to grab an oar.

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Vikings star Adam Thielen takes on new role as old mentorFor as long as Adam Thielen can remember, he and best bud Stefon Diggs have been attached at the hip.

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Vikings Players On ReserveThis new reserve list category was created for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons.

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AMC Theatres to re-open movie theaters in Twin Cities next weekend with 15-cent ticketsAMC Theatres announced Thursday that it will re-open its metro-area theaters starting next week – with 15-cent tickets.

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Man Charged For Statue DestructionA 56-year-old New Brighton man is charged with felony criminal damage to property for the June 10th incident.

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Maplewood Area Historical Society hosting free event to share history of Maplewood and Bruentrup FarmThis weekend the Maplewood Area Historical Society is inviting visitors to see a 1923 Pirsch fire truck, take a farmhouse tour, and learn old-fashioned rope-making.

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9 inmates have tested positive for coronavirus at Shakopee's correctional facilityNine inmates at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee have now tested positive for COVID-19 and have not yet recovered, according to the Minnesota Department of Corrections.

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Several AMC movie theaters in Minnesota poised to reopenAMC's move comes with strict rules on the wearing of masks by patrons and employees.

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Records: Staffer accused Wisconsin lawmaker of drunken propositionMADISON, Wis. — The state Assembly’s chief clerk released records of a legislative aide’s sexual harassment complaint against a freshman Democratic lawmaker, months after news organizations sued to gain access to them.

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Minnesota Supreme Court fast-tracks absentee ballot caseThe Minnesota Supreme Court has agreed to fast-track a challenge to absentee ballot rules for the November general election that were liberalized due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Minneapolis cop fired for racist Christmas tree decorations reinstatedPlus: protest planned in support of bull-riding event; Trump to visit Minnesota next week; water route only one available to Minnesota's Lake of the Woods islands; and more.

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Minnesota Dental Association Recommends Routine Oral Care Visits During COVID-19On August 12, 2020, the American Dental Association released a statement strongly disagreeing with the World Health Organization's recent...

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Michael Forcia, 56, Charged With Toppling Of Christopher Columbus StatueA New Brighton man has been charged with a felony for the toppling of the Christopher Columbus statue outside of the State Capitol earlier this summer.

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Man charged over the removal of Columbus statue outside State CapitolIt follows an extensive investigation by the BCA and Ramsey County Attorney.

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'Sincerely Heartbreaking': Mankato Marathon To Go Virtual Due To PandemicLike the Twin Cities Marathon and Grandma's Marathon, the Mankato Marathon is going virtual this year.

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New Brighton man charged in connection with toppling Columbus statue at the CapitolAccording to a statement from the Ramsey County Attorney's Office, "it was clear from the information in the more than 13,000-page investigative file that Mr."

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Defund the guns: They do not make us saferInstead of buying more guns to create the illusion of home security, let's direct our dollars instead toward organizations that are implementing research-based, strategic violence intervention programs.

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Jump In! Back to School Event This MonthPromise Neighborhood is putting on a resource fair, back-to-school celebration and youth appreciation event, all rolled into one, on Saturday, August 22nd, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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Win Minnesota State Fair Food Parade Tickets!It's one of the hottest tickets of the summer! The Minnesota State Fair unveiled their plans for a fair food "parade," so you can get your annual fix of all the fair has to offer.

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Loaves and Fishes Reports Record Breaking July, Serving Half A Million Meals To Minnesotans In NeedA local nonprofit is celebrating a record-breaking July after serving over half a million meals to Minnesotans in need.

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Brenna Connelly Crowned 67th Princess Kay Of The Milky WayBrenna Connelly was crowned the 67th Princess Kay of the Milky Way Wednesday evening in a private ceremony that was streamed online.

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Minnesota Girl, 15, Critically Injured In ATV CrashA 15-year-old girl is in critical condition after an ATV crash Thursday in central Minnesota.

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When the kids fly the nest, should you consider association living?Hellmuth and Johnson looks at the positives and negatives to association living.

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Things You Never Do in MinnesotaThere are certain things that people never do in Minnesota. When you first move to Minnesota it might be weird the difference you may notice from where you previously lived.

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Minneapolis officer involved in offensive Christmas tree incident is back on the forceThe officer won his job back in arbitration, which has the mayor calling for change to the process.

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Enhanced DWI Enforcement On Minnesota Roads Through Labor DayThe Minnesota Department of Public Safety says that law enforcement officers across several agencies will be working overtime to stop impaired drivers.

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COVID-19 Related Hospitalizations Fall by 27 ThursdayThere are 308 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 related complications, down 27 from Wednesday. There are 154 patients in the ICU, which is the same as Wednesday.

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Democrats accuse Senate Republicans of extortion after ousting Walz commissionerJust before the special session closed on Wednesday, Senate Republicans successfully voted to prevent Department of Labor and Industry.

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University of Minnesota first in country to open clinical trial into new COVID-19 treatmentThey're treating a patient with lung failure using a new FDA-approved technique.

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Discount Kayak Rentals on White Bear LakeI just love getting out on the water in the summertime in Minnesota. It's so beautiful and relaxing, and a nice reminder that hey, this is a really great place to live.

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U Of M Performs Clinical Trial On Treatment For COVID-19 Patients Experiencing 'Cytokine Storm'The university reported they are using mesenchymal stem cells on a patient with COVID-19 and lung failure, the first treatment of its kind in the U.S. The clinical trial has been approved by the FDA.

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Trump opposes postal money that would help vote-by-mailWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declared Thursday that he opposes additional funding for the U.S. Postal Service, acknowledging that his position would starve the agency of money Democrats say it needs to process an anticipated surge in mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Pair Arrested in Litchfield Drug BustA 33-year old man and a 36-year old woman are under arrest awaiting drug charges after the CEE-VI Drug and Gang Force executed a search warrant at a home in Litchfield Wednesday.

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AG Ellison seeks removal of Otto Bremer Trust trusteesThe attorney general filed petitions in court this week to have the three trustees removed immediately.

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FACT Makes Sure No Child is Left BehindA St. Cloud-based organization dedicated to helping hungry children in our school system who rely on school breakfasts and lunches to make it through their day needs some help.

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Police investigating death of one-month-old baby near FaribaultThe baby's tragic death was confirmed by the Rice County Sheriff's Office.

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Sheriff: Unattended Semi-Tractor Found Engulfed In Flames In Stearns Co.Authorities in Stearns County are investigating after an unattended semi-tractor was found engulfed in flames Wednesday evening.

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A staple of Minnesota summer, art fairs like Uptown have hit the pause buttonBut as art lovers mourn all the pandemic-forced cancellations, a Minneapolis fest bucks the trend.

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Postlude to Ude's FoodI am going to begin todays post by once again showing the photo including several members of the August Ude family.

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University of Minnesota opens clinical trial for new treatment of COVID-19A patient with COVID-19 and lung failure at the University of Minnesota is the first to be treated in the U.S. on a new FDA-approved clinical trial determining the safety and effectiveness of mesenchymal stem cells.

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Minn. reports 7 virus deaths, shifts in county viral activityMinnesota health officials reported 697 new infections, with changing rates potentially influencing local decisionmaking on school reopenings and restrictions in long-term care facilities.

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COVID-19 outbreak linked to Seneca Foods plant in GlencoeThere are 33 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 linked to workers at the plant, which processes packaged fruits and vegetables, after learning of the outbreak in late July, a spokesperson with the Minnesota Department of Health told BMTN on Wednesday.

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Protest organizer charged in toppling of Christopher Columbus statue at Minnesota State CapitolMore than two months after protesters toppled the Christopher Columbus statue at the Minnesota State Capitol, the Ramsey County Attorney's Office has filed charges against the man authorities believe organized the protest.

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4 Minnesota Vikings who could be First-Team All-Pros in 2020Which members of the Minnesota Vikings could earn First-Team All-Pro honors in 2020 if they perform as expected during the campaign?

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Rice toss artist from MinnesotaYou'll never believe what a Minnesota woman is making with just rice, food coloring and a lot of creativity.

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Minnesota senior homes struggle with virus testing backlogs, delaysTesting supplies have not kept up with surging demand, putting greater pressure on an already stretched system,.

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Coronavirus Thursday update: 697 new infections and seven more Minnesota deathsMinnesota added 697 more coronavirus infections and reported seven more fatalities due to COVID-19, the state Health Department announced Thursday.

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Rochester Police Shoot At Man After He Hits Officer With Car; BCA Investigation UnderwayThe Minnesota BCA is investigating after an officer discharged their weapon when a suspect fled a traffic stop and struck an officer with his car.

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North Dakota exceeds 200 new COVID-19 cases ThursdayCASS COUNTY, N.D.-The North Dakota Department of Health reports 201 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, marking a new single day high for the state.

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As Walz extends emergency, Senate votes to end emergency powers for third timeThe Minnesota Senate voted to strip the governor of his emergency powers for a third time Wednesday after the peacetime emergency was officially extended for another 30 days.

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Princess Kay of the Milky Way CrownedDespite the COVID-19 pandemic and the fact that there is no Minnesota State Fair this year, the Midwest Dairy Association crowned the 67th Princess Kay of the Milky Way Wednesday night in the event that was live-streamed on Facebook.

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Coronavirus In Minnesota: COVID-19 Cases Rise By 697; 7 Additional Deaths ReportedMinnesota health officials reported 697 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and seven additional deaths.

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UPDATE: Fargo Police identify fatal crash victimFargo Police have identified the individuals involved in Wednesdays fatal crash. Police say 30-year-old George Cantu of Fargo was driving the vehicle traveling west on 11 Avenue North when the vehicle left the road and struck a tree.

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What a progressive DFLer's primary victory in Duluth says about politics and environmental policy in northern MinnesotaThough plenty of DFLers in northern Minnesota support two copper-nickel mining projects proposed for the region, PolyMet and Twin Metals, Jen McEwen says Duluth residents have pent-up demand for a "more progressive politics."

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United Way, Allianz Field Team Up To Give School Supplies To 40,000 Students In NeedEnter Action Day 2020, taking place at Allianz Field. It's the fifth year of Twin Cities United Way putting on this event on to get backpacks with school supplies to 40,000 students experiencing poverty.

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Semi Truck Total Loss After a FireThe Stearns County Sheriff's Office says a semi truck is a complete loss after a fire Wednesday night.

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Poll has Lewis and Trump both within margin of error in MinnesotaA new poll released this week has Republican Senate candidate Jason Lewis statistically tied with Democratic Sen.

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Coronavirus updates: Newborn among Minnesota children recently hospitalizedThe novel coronavirus has now killed more than 750,000 people worldwide.

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AG Barr could easily find grievous examples of unfair justice among the poorHow unsurprising that the president's appointed law-and-order man focuses his commitment to fairness on wealthy, convicted Trump allies.

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Chris Reed: You are being judged  not just watched and tracked  24/7In 2014, China announced it would set up a system to judge its citizens: on their trustworthiness, their public and social media behavior, the wisdom of their purchasing habits, how often they play video games, their interactions with law enforcement and government officials, whether they clean up after their dogs and more.

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Dave Probably Wouldn't Talk About This On The RadioDave talks more about his son and we have a discussion a bit more personal than you'd ever hear on the radio.

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WATCH: Alpha News discusses '1619 Project' with Katherine Kersten, Rebekah HagstromAlpha News reporter Willis Krumholz recently sat down with Katherine Kersten, a senior policy fellow at the Center of the American Experiment, and Rebekah Hagstrom, headmaster of Liberty Classical Academy and host of "Education Nation," to discuss The New York Times' 1619 Project.

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Semi fire on the side of the road in Stearns CountySTEARNS COUNTY, MN  On Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 10:53 pm, the Stearns County Sheriff's Office was notified of a semi-tractor on fire on County Road 75 north of 240th Street in St. Augusta.

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Athletics suspended through end of the year at MSUM, Minnesota CrookstonBURNSVILLE, Minn.  In light of the NCAA Board of Governors decision to direct all institutions and conferences to meet specific requirements to conduct fall sports and the NCAA Division II Presidents Councils announcement that all NCAA Division II fall championships are canceled, the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conferences Board of...

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NSIC Cancels Fall Competition and ChampionshipsIn light of the NCAA Board of Governors' decision to direct all institutions and conferences to meet specific requirements to conduct fall sports and the NCAA Division II Presidents Council's announcement that all NCAA Division II fall championships are canceled, the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference's Board of Directors has canceled NSIC...

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5 State Fair Grandstand shows rescheduled for 2021Look on the bright side: The State Fair will probably happen in 2021, right?

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US jobless claims fall below 1 million but remain highWASHINGTON  The number of laid-off workers applying for unemployment aid fell below 1 million last week for the first time since the viral pandemic intensified five months ago, yet stil...

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Trump: Widespread mail-in voting hard without funding USPSWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he opposes additional funding for the U.S. Postal Service, acknowledging that his position would starve the agency of money Democrats say it needs to process an anticipated surge in mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Gopher Baseball Adds Transfer Skoro to Incoming ClassThe University of Minnesota baseball program has announced the addition of transfer left-handed pitcher Tom Skoro for the upcoming 2021 season.

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AP source: Cowboys agree to deal with pass rusher GriffenThe Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a contract with longtime Minnesota defensive end Everson Griffen, a person with knowledge of the deal said Wednesday.

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Twins rout Brewers, 12-2, behind Kenta MaedaMILWAUKEE — Byron Buxton hit two solo home runs and Miguel Sanó added another as the Minnesota Twins jumped to an early lead and routed the Milwaukee Brewers 12-2 on Wednesday night.

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King extends lead in mayor primaryCouncilman Steve King's lead in the Austin mayor primary race has increased as absentee ballots continue to arrive at the Mower County Office.

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Training Camp Position Battles to WatchMinnesota Vikings Latest News.

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Progress continues on Mayo Clinic Health System's Family Birth Center in AustinThe project, announced in August 2018, is part of a plan to reconstruct the hospitals third floor, which includes a two-story connecting link between the main clinic entrance and the hospital.

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Pet Connection: Meet the Baby Corn SnakesThey say you can never have too much of a good thing. That is only partly true when it comes to rescue animals.

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Fields of Yellow FlowersWhen most people think about fields of yellow flowers this time of year, they often picture the famous and vibrant sunflower.

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Minnesota Supreme Court will review absentee ballot caseSwift consideration of a legal challenge to revised rules is planned because absentee voting for the November election begins on Sept.

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Other voices: China clamps down on the press and Republican lawmakersIt is tempting to argue that China must be a weak country if it feels compelled to arrest a leading publisher in Hong Kong under a national security law for his advocacy for democracy.

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Camping FAIL at Flandrau State ParkFlandrau State Park is located in New Ulm, Minnesota. Its a 1 hour and 45 minute drive from Minneapolis and the park itself is located right within New Ulm city limits.

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Minnesota Football: "Row the Boat" was made for this momentP.J. Fleck's mantra is more than a gimmick to me.

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Social Distancing: Princess Kay Crowned Despite Cancelled State FairHave you ever seen a beauty queen crowned wearing a mask? Midwest Dairy crowned the 67th annual Princess Kay of the Milky Way Wednesday, 19-year-old Brenna Connelly from Byron, Minnesota.

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Wiener Watch: Where You Can Catch The Wienermobile In FM MetroImagine my delight when I was driving through downtown Moorhead and unexpectedly ran across the iconic Oscar Mayer Wienermobile at the Moorhead Dairy Queen.

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Spring stay-at-home orders linked to a significant slowing down of COVID-19's spreadResearchers calculated the pandemic's doubling time — how long it took for confirmed COVID-19 cases to double — before and during the stay-at-home periods.

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Man, Woman Arrested After 12 Pounds Of Meth Found In Litchfield HomeAuthorities in central Minnesota say two people were arrested Wednesday after a home search turned up nearly 12 pounds of meth.

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Minnesota man convicted of child porn accused of breaking into teen's bedroomA Minnesota man convicted of child pornography earlier this year is accused of breaking into a teenage girl's bedroom, authorities said.

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Happy Birthday to The Daily Gopher is 12 years oldIt was 12 ago that The Daily Gopher got it's start. And it is crazy to think this has been going along for a dozen years.

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As 1918 showed, pathogens do not respect school calendarsOn Oct. 11, 2018, Minneapolis schools, along with other public gathering places, were closed. They reopened on Nov.

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England is launching a national tutoring program. Could the U.S. follow suit?There are signs of growing interest in the U.S. A bill that would double the size of AmeriCorps has attracted bipartisan support.

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A roomful of art by women opens at the WalkerVirtual Minnesota Guitar Society Concert to Benefit the Lake Street Council; Jazz Fest Live presents the Sofia Kickhofel Quartet ; and more.

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Minnesota man convicted of child porn accused of breaking into teen's bedroomA Minnesota man convicted of child pornography earlier this year is accused of breaking into a teenage girl's bedroom, authorities said.

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President Donald Trump to Visit Minnesota MondayHe is expected to talk about the economy and address recent riots.

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For reel: Several AMC movie theaters in Minnesota poised to reopenAMC's move comes with strict rules on the wearing of masks by patrons and employees.

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UPDATE: Fargo Police identify unconscious man, seek help with investigationTimothy Sean BurgUPDATEThe Fargo Police Department has identified the man they found unconscious and injured on August 7.

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Mississippi River County Park to Close August 14thOfficials with the Stearns County Parks Department said the park is closing to the general public Friday, August 14th, and remain closed through Sunday, August 16th, due to an archery event.

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A changing of the guard among Minnesota's climate leadersScientist Heidi Roop is replacing Mark Seeley at the University of Minnesota Department of Soil, Water, and Climate.

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Two Perham, MN residents involved in fatal crash in WyomingHulett, W.Y.A man and woman from Perham were identified as the victims in a fatal motorcycle crash in Wyoming on Tuesday.

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U student from Byron, Minn., named next Princess KayEven without the Minnesota State Fair, the tradition of Princess Kay of the Milky Way carries on.

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Midtown Global Market to throw a Fair-inspired get togetherAdd another spot serving up Fair or Fair-like foods now that this years Minnesota State Fair has been canceled.

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Minnesota reports 697 more COVID-19 cases, 7 more deathsST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Health reported on Thursday that 697 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

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Polar explorer Ann Bancroft, Judy Garland and Ilhan Omar among influential women from MinnesotaWizard of Oz actress Judy Garland is on the USA TODAY Network's Women of the Century list for Minnesota.

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For Vikings and other NFL teams, virus-proofing is a tall, masked taskThe captivation and celebration of the NFL have long stemmed from the speed, strategy, strength and teamwork that make the game go.

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AMC To Reopen 5 Twin Cities Movie Theaters On Aug. 20; Masks Will Be RequiredA select number of AMC movie theaters in the Twin Cities are slated to reopen later this month.

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Breach of Minnesota Company's Records Leads to Huge Tax ScamMinneapolis - Federal authorities say a Minnesota business was a victim of a hacking scheme that led to a huge income tax refund scam.

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10 Vikings Potential X-Factors in 2020: Eric WilsonThis is a 10-part series about X-factors on the roster, consisting of players who could be primed for more playing time, and a chance to help the Vikings more than in years past.

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Let The Great Annual Pumpkin Spice Debate BeginChristmas fanatics, don't get your hopes up. Dunkin hasn't said if this means they'll release those flavors any earlier.

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Fact check: Obama didn't resettle 70K Somali immigrants in MinnesotaThe claim: President Barack Obama resettled 70,000 Somali immigrants in Minnesota, specifically the state's 5th Congressional District.

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3M Reports Sales Up 6% Year Over Year, Stocks Go Up3M has been in the news frequently during the coronavirus pandemic. Among the things the company manufactures are the much sought-after N95 masks.

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3M Reports Sales Information for Month of July 2020ST. PAUL, MN 3M today reported sales information for the month of July 2020. Total sales for July increased 6 percent year-on-year to $2.8 billion.

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SBN CFB Polls: Football, football, wherefore art thou football?Also, we find out some folks are pretty selfish about watching "amateurs" play sports.

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How to Watch 2020 Training Camp LiveTeam and KMSP to also replay four memorable U.S Bank Stadium Vikings games starting this Sunday.

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Activist charged in toppling of Minnesota Columbus statueST. PAUL, Minn. — A Minnesota prosecutor charged an Indigenous activist with a felony on Friday in the toppling of a Christopher Columbus statue on state Capitol grounds during a rally weeks after the death of George Floyd.

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American Indian Movement leader charged with felony for toppling Columbus statue at Minnesota State CapitolMichael Forcia led a group of protesters who tore down the statue.

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TCF Bank Customers Reported Account Issues Hours After Merger CompleteMere hours into TCF's merger with Michigan based Chemical Bank, customers complained they couldn't use their cards for contactless payments, were given incorrect account balances, were unable to use the automatic draft for bill payment, couldn't access the website for online banking and weren't able to contact customer service for any of it.

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Department of Labor and Industry Commissioner OustedMembers of the Senate said Commissioner Nancy Leppink was too rigid when it came to enforcing regulations for business owners and operators.

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Police fire shot at motorist who hit officer following pursuit in RochesterAn officer was out of a squad vehicle trying to make contact with the motorist when the suspect, a 26-year-old from Rochester, sped towards the officer, causing the officer to be thrown onto the hood of the vehicle.

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Vikings S Anthony Harris listed by B/R as Minnesota player most likely to be tradedDo you think the Vikings will sign safety Anthony Harris to a long-term extension eventually?

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5 Minnesota State Fair grandstand shows are rescheduled for 2021After pandemic canceled this year's fair, Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, NF, Darci Lynne and Doobie Brothers are set for next year.

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Minnesota Football Podcast waves goodbye to the Big Ten football seasonWe probably could have done without a schedule release party last week, is what I'm saying.

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Watch: Minnesota woman dubbed world's fastest backward spellerAug. 13 - A Minnesota woman's unusual talent made her a Guinness World Record holder when she spelled 56 words backward in 1 minute.

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Extra DWI enforcement Aug. 14-Sept. 7 in MinnesotaST. PAUL — The state Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety plans extra DWI enforcement on Minnesota roads from Friday, Aug.

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Severe weather targets northern Minnesota ThursdayMost of Thursday will be warm, humid and dry, but the evening turns active as severe weather starts making its way across northern Minnesota.

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Minnesota Supreme Court fast-tracks absentee ballot caseST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Supreme Court has agreed to fast-track a challenge to absentee ballot rules for the November general election that were liberalized due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Walz-Flanagan officially endorse Biden-Harris for president, vice presidentWithin a day of Democratic presidential presumptive nominee Joe Biden announcing U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris as his pick for vice president, Minnesota Gov.

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1970: The first Miss Black Minnesota pageant heldOn this day in 1950, Martha. Taylor, of St. Paul, was the first to win the title.

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Stillwater School Board election: 16 candidates for five seatsWith two mid-term resignations, one person deciding not to run for re-election and two board members’ terms expiring at the end of the year, the Stillwater Area School Board could face a sea change come November.

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Minnesota Senate Republicans oust Gov. Tim Walz's labor commissionerPlus: prosecutors want four ex-Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's death to be tried jointly; AG Ellison asks court to remove Bremer trustees; Sven Sundgaard gets a new job; and more.

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How one Minnesota suburb got creative in expanding outdoor dining optionsIt can be difficult to commit to a dining destination in the time of coronavirus.

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Letters: Racism is indeed a public health crisis. I see it.I would like to express my deep appreciation to the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners for declaring racism a public health crisis and committing to ongoing policy work to promote racial equity in our community.

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Why is it so hard to get an appointment with your vet right now?A client’s cat became sick one recent Sunday. She called five local veterinary emergency clinics but none were able to see her.

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Latest on COVID-19 in MN: 697 new cases; school guidance map shiftsThe newest counts come as COVID-19 watchers try to figure out the disease's current course in Minnesota.

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Montgomery celebrates agriculture with artTHEIR ARTIST STATEMENTS are as compelling as their art.. In a new exhibit, “Celebrating Farmers and Agriculture, ” coordinated by the Montgomery Arts and Heritage Center, 15 artists share their deep love and appreciation for all things rural.

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Nonprofit Responds to Criticism Over Freeing RapistGroup bails out people regardless of the crime or their criminal history because it believes pretrial detention is "harmful and racist"

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Twins power past Brewers 12-2TWINS 12, BREWERS 2 Byron Buxton hit two solo homers and Miguel Sano added another as Minnesota jumped to an early lead and routed Milwaukee.

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Former Vikings DE signs with CowboysThe Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a contract with longtime Minnesota defensive end Everson Griffen, a person with knowledge of the deal said Wednesday.

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For reel: Several movie theaters in Minnesota, elsewhere poised to reopenA national movie chain is about to reopen in the Twin Cities and elsewhere in the country, with masks mandatory for patrons and employees as part of its effort to counter the spread of the coronavirus.

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Coronavirus updates: Newborn among Minnesota children recently hospitalizedThe novel coronavirus has now killed more than 750,000 people worldwide. Eric Gay/AP The toes of a baby born to a mom with COVID-19 are seen at DHR.

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Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, August 13The latest figures have been released by the Minnesota Department of Health.

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Surprise: 'Minnesota Freedom Fund' Supported by Celebs and Biden Aides Bails Out Accused Murderer, Twice-Convicted RapistThe "Minnesota Freedom Fund," a group that took in tens of millions in the wake of widespread protests mixed with violent rioting in Minneapolis after George Floyd was murdered by a former police officer, is once again facing negative scrutiny.

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Coronavirus In Minnesota: COVID-19 Cases Rise By 697; 7 Additional Deaths ReportedMINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota health officials reported 697 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and seven additional deaths.

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Five-acre private island for sale in MinnesotaOne of the larger islands on our list, this property on Lake Vermilion spans more than 5 acres.

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Gov. Walz says MN Legislature should have passed bonding bill by nowGovernor Tim Walz is lamenting that the legislature still hasnt passed a bonding bill for state public works projects  although he acknowledges it could not have happened in yesterdays special session because of conflicts with the sale of bonds approved earlier.

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Republicans, unable to end Walz COVID emergency powers, oust LaborRepublicans, again unable to cancel Governor Tim Walzs COVID emergency powers during yesterdays special session, gave the governor a political slap by removing his Labor and Industry Commissioner Nancy Leppink , who oversees worker health, safety and wage standards.

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President Trump reportedly will visit MN, WI on opening day of Democratic National ConventionPresident Trump will reportedly visit Minnesota and Wisconsin next Monday, on the opening day of Democrats national convention which was to be in Milwaukee but will now be virtual because of COVID-19.

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President Trump set to visit Minnesota next week6 national restaurant chains in deepest trouble amid COVID-19 include Outback Steakhouse, IHOP and Denny's.

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Byron woman crowned Minnesota's Princess KayST. PAUL — For the second consecutive year, a 19-year-old woman from Byron has been chosen as Princess Kay of the Milky Way.

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Top chef Ann Kim heading new Vikings hotel restaurant in EaganKyndred Hearth will open in the Omni Vikings Lakes Hotel in October.

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CO Teachers Paying for PPE Out of PocketCO Teachers Paying for PPE Out of Pocket DENVER - As students head back to school, some Colorado teachers are raising their hands with safety concerns.

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75 Years After Japanese Surrender, Survivor Calls For Return to Diplomacy75 Years After Japanese Surrender, Survivor Calls For Return to Diplomacy BOSTON - Seventy-five years ago this Saturday, Imperial Japan announced its surrender, ending World War II.

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Faith Leaders Tackle Climate Resilience, Create Map of Vulnerable Coastal ChurchesFaith Leaders Tackle Climate Resilience, Create Map of Vulnerable Coastal Churches AURORA, N.C. - Faith leaders across the Southeast recently held the first Faith Communities and Climate Resilience Summit, aimed at addressing how congregations can become more resilient in the face of increasing floods, extreme weather events, and other...

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Pendley's Past Remarks on Public Lands Catch Up with Him in MTPendley's past as a self-proclaimed "sagebrush rebel" and his advocacy to sell public lands to states has put him in hot water with groups in the West.

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Study: Low-Income Neighborhoods, Kids Still Targets of Big TobaccoThe Public News Service provides reporting on a wide range of social, community, and environmental issues for mainstream and alternative media.

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How Could Ranked-Choice Voting Benefit Yakima County?Latino community members and other groups have sued the Board of Yakima County Commissioners under the Washington Voting Rights Act, alleging the current election system disenfranchises the large Latino population.

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As Pandemic Continues, Alarming Rise in Hunger Among KY Older AdultsEven before the pandemic, Kentucky had the highest rate of food-insecure older adults in the nation, but advocates said more newcomers, many who have never had to rely on food assistance, are now seeking help.

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West Virginians to Bear Brunt if Census Count Deadline Isn't ExtendedVa. - With the Trump administration cutting the U.S....

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Vote-By-Mail Debate Heats Up in IllinoisVote-By-Mail Debate Heats Up in Illinois CHICAGO - With fewer than 90 days until the November election, the partisan divide over vote-by-mail appears to be growing in Illinois.

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5 Minnesota State Fair grandstand shows are rescheduled for 2021Miranda Lambert/ Star Tribune photo by Brian Peterson It's rare that the Minnesota State Fair announces its grandstand performers more than a year in advance.

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Lawsuits Filed Against Minneapolis, State Officials On Behalf Of Journalists, Protesters After George Floyd's DeathThe city of Minneapolis, its police chief and other state leaders face a number of lawsuits connected to injuries inflicted on journalists covering the unrest following George Floyd's death.

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President Trump Plans To Visit Minnesota, Wisconsin Next WeekTrump is expected to visit a number of states next week, including Wisconsin, Arizona and Pennsylvania, according to White House officials.

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RedHawks Comeback Falls Short in 6-4 Loss to WinnipegFARGO, N.D  After splitting a doubleheader on Tuesday with the Winnipeg Goldeyes, the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks were back at it Wednesday night at Newman Outdoor Field.

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Penguins to keep pick No. 15, will give Minnesota next year's selectionThe Penguins will keep their 2020 first-round pick and trade their 2021 first-round pick to Minnesota to complete the Jason Zucker trade.

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Sheyenne's Kpeenu Set for Another Big SeasonWEST FARGO, N.D.  Sheyenne football gets back to practice coming off their first Dakota Bowl appearance in school history.

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Twin Cities area restaurants, owners charged with dozens of tax crimesTwo Twin Cities businessmen are facing dozens of charges of tax fraud while their restaurants in Minneapolis and Apple Valley have been charged with nearly 100 counts of failing to pay or collect sales tax.

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Omar and Sanders propose taxing billionaires at 60% to pay for health care for a yearRep. Ilhan Omar recently introduced legislation called the "Make Billionaires Pay Act," which is designed to make billionaires pay for health care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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'You Just Got Shot In The Head': Bullet Grazes Minneapolis Man Near Loring ParkJust as Shannon Grendahl was talking with neighbors near Loring Park about not feeling safe in their neighborhood, a bullet grazed the top of his head.

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GF Schools and UND describe changes in the classroom due to Covid-19GRAND FORKS, N.D.  The Grand Forks school district and the University of North Dakota share changes to their campuses in the upcoming school year.

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Minnesota dairy community crowns 67th Princess Kay of the Milky WayBrenna Connelly, a 19-year-old college student from Byron, representing Olmsted County, has been crowned the 67th Princess Kay of the Milky Way.

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Fischbach explains tying Peterson to Pelosi and agriculture platformMINNESOTA  Minnesotas former Lieutenant Governor Michelle Fischbach cruises to victory in the GOP primary for the states seventh congressional district.

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West Fargo Park District holds Bark in the ParkWEST FARGO, N.D.  Rivers Bend Park in West Fargo was full of dogs for the first ever Bark in the Park.

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Northwestern Bank donates to Dilworth Police's Officer KeelyDILWORTH, Minn.  Dilworths Officer Keely isnt your typical member of the police force. As soon as we found her, we knew that shed be the one to face this program for the Dilworth Police Department, said Chief Ty Sharpe.

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Bob Woodward's new Trump book, 'Rage,' due out next monthWASHINGTON — Veteran Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward's new book about President Donald Trump is titled "Rage" and will be released Sept.

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Churches United Launches Campaign To Provide Kids With School Supplies and ClothingWith kids returning back to school, they knew it needed to happen, adding some safety precautions for everyone participating.

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Minneapolis Police Investigate Shooting, Crash On West Broadway AvenueMinneapolis police say a man is hurt after a car crash and shooting Wednesday night at a busy intersection in the Hawthrone neighborhood.

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Complaints as medical waste piles up outside Mexico hospitalMEXICO CITY — Residents of Mexicos Gulf coast state of Veracruz have complained after photos showed mountains of bagged hospital waste piled up in a patio outside a government hospital.

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City Of Fargo Asking Input On Major Construction On 32nd Avenue South"There is a lot of asphalt that's out there, some potholes and that's really frustrating for the user so we start there."

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Dorothy Day Food Pantry Unveils New MosaicDorothy Day Food Pantry in Moorhead is adding a new Mosaic of the social activist.

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A Team From The CDC Meets With The NDHD For COVID-19 Vaccine PlanningNorth Dakota was selected primarily because of the state's immunization program, the CDC's interest in coming to a rural state, and also to engage with the tribal nation.

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Twins rout Brewers, 12-2, behind Kenta MaedaMILWAUKEE — Byron Buxton hit two solo home runs and Miguel Sanó added another as the Minnesota Twins jumped to an early lead and routed the Milwaukee Brewers 12-2.

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Trump reportedly planning Monday visit to Minnesota and WisconsinThe events are part of a counter-programming strategy aimed at drawing attention away from the Democratic National Convention, which opens next week in Milwaukee, according to a report from NBC News.

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AP source: Cowboys agree to deal with pass rusher GriffenA person with knowledge of the deal says the Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a one-year contract with longtime Minnesota defensive end Everson Griffen.

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Close adviser to Venezuela's president has coronavirusCARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela's communications minister and close adviser to President Nicolás Maduro says he's been diagnosed with the coronavirus.

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Police: Thieves Targeting Minnetonka Mailboxes With Flags UpPolice in Minnetonka say they're getting more reports of stolen mail. Investigators say the thieves are targeting mailboxes with their flags up because they know they will find mail inside.

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As Hong Kongers seek to emigrate, some simply can't leaveHONG KONG — Hong Kongs new national security law has many in the former British colony worried that Beijing is stripping their city of its freedoms.

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Senate GOP Ousts DLI Commissioner Nancy Lippink In Move Gov. Walz Calls 'Political Payback'Republicans who control the Minnesota Senate showed their displeasure with Democratic Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday by ousting his commissioner of labor and industry amid a dispute over how the administration is managing the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Two Minnesota Residents Died in Motorcycle Crash near HulettHULETT — Two Minnesota residents died on August 11 after the motorcycle they were driving collided with a delineator.

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Test results slowed down as more testing becomes available in MinnesotaIt's been more than five months since Minnesota's first case of COVID-19. Since then, health officials have confirmed more than 62,000 cases and more than 1.1 million tests have been given statewide...

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Driver Fighting For His Life After Crash On I-394 In St. Louis ParkThe Minnesota State Patrol says a 28-year-old Plymouth man suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 394 in St. Louis Park.

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Unable to stop his COVID-19 emergency, Senate GOP ousts commissioner appointed by WalzThe state's Labor and Industry Commissioner is out of a job.

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3 St. Cloud Men Charged In Armed Home Invasion, RobberyThree men face criminal charges in connection to the home invasion and robbery of a St. Cloud woman Wednesday morning.

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Extremes show up in Minn. COVID cases and deaths, but no sign of a trend yetCounty data show more variations and fluctuations in viral activity in Minnesota.

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Senate GOP ousts Walz cabinet member amid pandemic disputeMINNEAPOLIS — Republicans who control the Minnesota Senate showed their displeasure with Democratic Gov. Tim Walz by ousting his commissioner of labor and industry amid a dispute over the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Marlene Stollings' toxic coaching style dates back to Minnesota, former Gophers players sayMarlene Stollings was fired from Texas Tech last week. Three players with the Gophers said she mistreated them, too.

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Newborn baby among the Minnesota children recently hospitalized with COVID-19Jenni Gibbens said her son Harrison was hospitalized at 25 days old in July, making him was one of the youngest COVID-19 patients in the state...

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Police: Rental truck rear-ends school bus, 1 dead, 8 injuredALMA, Ga. — Authorities say a rental box truck has crashed into the back of a school bus that was stopped to unload students in rural coastal Georgia, leaving the trucks driver dead and at least eight students injured.

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Progressives shake up DFL incumbents in MinnesotaDFL legislators ousted in primary see progressive convictions not enough to hold off youth, energy.

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Lawmakers question Minnesota education leaders on plans for fall classesFor the first time, state education officials appeared before lawmakers on Thursday to answer questions about the governor's plan for schools this fall and the financial fallout from the pandemic.

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Minnesota ruffed grouse drumming counts about the same as last year, down in northwestThe count is a rough indication of population trends, but not necessarily of what hunters will see during the hunting season that starts Sept.

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No fall sports: Heading into unfamiliar territory with University of Minnesota athleticsNo football. No volleyball. No sports at all this fall at the University of Minnesota.

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Home Repair Materials In Short Supply Due To COVID-19 Production SlowdownsWhen factories making asphalt shingles were shuttered by coronavirus lockdowns, it led to some supply chain problems.

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Let it flow: Trump administration eases showerhead rulesWASHINGTON  The Trump Administration wants to change the definition of a showerhead to let more water flow, addressing a pet peeve of the president who complains he isnt getting...

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George Floyd Case: State Files Motion To Combine Trial Of All 4 Ex-Officers ChargedThe State of Minnesota has filed a motion for all four officers charged in the death of George Floyd to be combined into one trial.

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St. Paul City Council creates audit committee to review work of city departmentsThe St. Paul City Council has officially added a permanent new audit committee to their organizational structure.

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Ilhan Omar Vows To Keep Fighting While Savoring Big Primary WinRep. Ilhan Omar savored a decisive primary victory Wednesday, saying she plans to use her organization to keep President Donald Trump from carrying Minnesota and to keep fighting for deep structural change in America during her second term in Congress.

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Feds: Attorney Pleads Guilty To Buying Tiger Skin RugCincinnati lawyer Ryan Gibbs was put in touch with a seller in Minnesota - who turned out to be an undercover U.S. Fish and Wildlife agent.

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Local Chef Donates $5K To Second Harvest Heartland To Fight Minnesota's COVID-19 Hunger CrisisWhile many restaurants are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, one owner is giving back to help those affected by hunger.

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Big Bog, Minnesota's 'last true wilderness,' is filled with carnivorous plants and rare birdsWASKISH, Minn. — Take a trip about an hour north of Bemidji, Minn., and you'll encounter a world both rugged and serene, a contradictory fusion of nature called the Big Bog.

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Actors and Disney World reach deal after virus testing fightORLANDO, Fla. — Walt Disney World and the union for its actors and singers have reached an agreement that will allow them to return to work.

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