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Gary Eichten looks back on long career

Gary Eichten is retiring next month after nearly 45 years at Minnesota Public Radio.
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Man arrested after abduction attempt in Bemidji

The incident occurred in Cameron Park on June 25.

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Betty Danger's in NE Minneapolis for sale for $4.2 million

The asking price includes the restaurant's ferris wheel, as well as a nearby single-family home.

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The state has so far confirmed only six cases of monkeypox virus.

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Bodies of woman, three young children recovered from Vadnais Lake

Authorities say the bodies recovered were those of two boys, one girl and their mother.

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Charges: Duluth man had hundreds of child porn images, videos

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children found nearly 330 images on the man's electronic devices.

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Scuba diver found dead in Lake Minnetonka identified as 20-year-old

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office said 20-year-old Brady Alan Aune, from Elko New Market, died of freshwater drowning on June 3.

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Felony charges filed after authorities search 'Peacebunny Cottage'

The president of the rabbit rescue non-profit faces multiple animal cruelty charges after over 40 rabbits were found dead inside the organization's barn.

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Minnesota up to 6 confirmed cases of monkeypox virus

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Did Minnesota just accidentally legalize THC?

A Republican lawmaker who voted to approve the new law in May is already talking about rolling it back.

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Gasoline may be cause of sewer explosion on U of M campus

An all-clear was given around 9 p.m. Thursday, with residents in the area allowed to return to their homes.

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Alzheimer's diagnosis draws curtain on touring career of Bobby Vee

St. Joseph, Minnesota, resident Bobby Vee has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and is retiring from performing. The Fargo-born Vee got his start in rock-n-roll in 1959, filling in for Buddy Holly at a Moorhead gig after Holly was killed in a plane crash.

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One expert says a Minnesota tradition is fading as more people look to retire or live year-round in larger homes.

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The Metropolitan Council is getting closer to finding a new Metro Transit police chief. A.J. Olson has been serving as acting chief since former police chief David Indrehus retired several months ago. The Metropolitan Council said screenings and oral exams have been completed.

Long-delayed Elk Run biotech development may get first tenant

An unnamed firm appears to be interested in building a 200,000-square-foot building at the long-delayed biotechnology business park north of Rochester. The Star Tribune reports the company would bring roughly 200 biotech jobs to Pine Island after the first phase of construction. Project officials hope to break ground early next year. City administrator for Pine Island told the Minneapolis-based newspaper that he is cautiously optimistic.

Democrat Rep. Lyle Koenen elected to replace the late Sen. Gary Kubly

Koenen won the special election with 54 percent of the vote Tuesday. He beat out GOP candidate Gregg Kulberg and Independent candidate Leon Greenslit. DFL Senator Gary Kubly died last month after a long battle with ALS.

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Some will retire, others hope to transfer to other plants. But some of the roughly 800 workers about to lose their jobs are unsure what they'll do next. Some of the workers took early buyouts then were rehired, making them ineligible for transfers. Those who want to continue to work in manufacturing would likely need more training, and the jobs that are out there don't pay as well.

Flags at half-staff Wednesday in honor of Gary Kubly

Gov. Dayton has proclaimed Wednesday, March 7, 2012 "Gary Kubly Day" and ordered all U.S. and Minnesota flags to fly at half-staff in recognition of the late lawmaker from Granite Falls. Kubly died Friday at age 68.