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Caledonia: Fruechte goes from preps to the pros

Former Gophers wide receiver Isaac Fruechte signed with the Minnesota Vikings on Monday and in doing so became the second Caledonia High School graduate to go to the NFL. "We're pretty proud," Caledonia football coach Brent Schroeder said. Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Karl Klug was the first Caledonia grad to go pro.

– Read more from the Rochester Post Bulletin

St. Cloud: Girls lacrosse growing fast

St. Cloud Cathedral, Apollo and Tech high schools all feature talented athletics on their own, but in girls lacrosse the three schools combine for one team referred to as St. Cloud Area. There are 59 girls on varsity/junior varsity this year, up from 39 in their debut season in 2009.

Read more from the St. Cloud Times

Eveleth: Karakas headed to another Hall of Fame

Mike Karakas, the first American-born goalie in the NHL, will be inducted into the DECC Athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday night. His amazing life included playing with a broken toe in the Stanley Cup Final with the Chicago Blackhawks in 1938. He was the first NHL player to appear on a Wheaties box.

– Read more from the Duluth News Tribune

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Bemidji: Axemen fall to Colorado

Indoor football is a big deal in Bemidji. Unfortunately, the Bemidji Axemen aren't doing well this season. They dropped their sixth straight game on Saturday night to a club from Colorado.

– Read more from the Bemidji Pioneer

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Four shot in alley near St. Cloud State campus

Police say an argument led to gunfire.


Acclaimed investigative podcast 'In the Dark' canceled by American Public Media

The Peabody Award-winning investigative podcast earned national acclaim.

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Former MN teacher charged for knocking student's tooth out with hockey stick

Kimberly June Neubauer has been charged with third-degree assault and is no longer a teacher at Princeton Public Schools.

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Guthrie cancels 'Emma' performances, Illusion Theater delays premiere due to COVID

The pandemic is continuing to leave theater seats empty in the Twin Cities.

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Property owners asked to monitor river shorelines in ongoing search for Elle Ragin

Investigators are focusing their search on the Mississippi River in Stearns County.

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Over 100 shots fired in Brooklyn Center, no injuries reported

Police said they haven't learned of any injuries as of Wednesday.

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Unleashed, off-duty police K-9 attacks boy in Isanti

The attack involved an Anoka County Sheriff's Office K-9, named Bubba.

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New 'Big Brother' season includes a Minnesota attorney

Michael Bruner will compete against 15 other houseguests starting Wednesday night.

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Man, 34, dies after being found unresponsive in grain bin

The incident happened in Stearns County Tuesday afternoon.


Laser pointed at plane descending into MSP Airport

Nationwide, laser pointing incidents rose 42% last year compared to 2020.

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Gray's restaurant in Dinkytown to close in July

The restaurant, formerly known as Loring Pasta Bar, had only been open since late 2020.