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Prep star will compete at state track meet – then head to boot camp

If Red Lake County runner Cody Gagner does well at the state track meet this weekend, he won't have much time to celebrate. Gagner is competing in the 800m and 1,600m Friday and Saturday. On Monday he flies out to California for U.S. Marine Corps reserves training. Gagner enlisted early, joining last winter.

– Read more from the Grand Forks Herald

Marshall reaches state tournament for first time in a decade

The Marshall Tigers baseball team beat New Ulm twice Thursday – securing their first state tournament appearance in 10 years.

– Read more from the Marshall Independent

Longtime Brainerd gymnastics coach retiring

Dave Maras has been coaching gymnastics for a long time – 33 years just with the Brainerd Warriors. Now 73 (and a former classmate of Bob Dylan), Maras is retiring. He led the squad to 15 Central Lakes Conference titles, and 15 section championships. A retirement party will be held for Maras on June 11.

– Read more from the Brainerd Dispatch

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Video: Plane with blown tire makes emergency landing at MSP Airport

An aviation enthusiast caught the moment on video.

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St. Paul man charged in online 'sextortion' scheme targeting at least 500 girls

Yue Vang, 31, was charged in U.S. District Court Wednesday.

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Emaciated Great Danes rescued after being found living in minivan

Great Dane Rescue of Minnesota and Wisconsin posted that two of the dogs are in "rough condition" and "barely hanging on."

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2 years since George Floyd's killing, Biden signs exec order on policing

The signing comes on the second anniversary of Floyd's murder by police in south Minneapolis.


Lutsen Mountains owner to buy Michigan ski resort

The Skinner family has operated alpine ski areas in the Midwest for 60 years.


Mayo Clinic, CDC address concerns over monkeypox in the US

The CDC does not currently think there is a significant threat to the general public.

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Charges: Man killed brother, left body in homemade camper for 7 months

James Robert Hess, 48, faces second-degree murder charges for the death of his 52-year-old brother, William Harold Hess Jr.


Minnesota forecast: Hot, humid and severe storm chances

Bring Me The News meteorologist Sven Sundgaard says right now the best chance for storms looks like Sunday/Sunday night.

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Minnesota's biggest Thai festival to be hosted in front of State Capitol

The Thai New Year, or Songkran, is one of the most celebrated holidays in Thailand.

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Man dies after being shot in the head in St. Cloud

Investigators believe the suspects fled the scene in a vehicle.


Uvalde school massacre: MN Democrats call for action, Republicans prayers

The tragedy in Texas has sparked different reactions from Minnesota's congressional delegation.