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Litchfield: Gopher commit will be MLB Draft pick

Eddie Estrada's immediate future is in the Northwoods League with the Willmar Stingers, but the Golden Gopher commit could soon find himself in a Major League Baseball organization. Fresh off his senior year at Litchfield High School, Estrada is expected to picked in this week's MLB Draft. The Twins, Dodgers, Red Sox, Reds and other teams have been keeping an eye on him.

– Read more from the West Central Tribune

Rochester: High jumper breaks her own state record

Andy Jacobs, a junior track and field star at Rochester Century High School, broke her own state record at the State Tournament on Saturday. Jacobs cleared 13-feet, 1-inch in the pole vault, breaking the state record she set as a freshman by one inch.

– Read more from the Post Bulletin

Eau Claire: Lucky to be alive

Joey Greshik just took third in the 110 meter hurdles at the Wisconsin state track and field tournament. But the kid from Eau Claire, just seven years ago, nearly died when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Greshik now says he eats whatever he wants because he has tremendous control over the disease.

– Read more from the Winona Daily News

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Owl

New Raptor Center data shows 'substantial drop' in bird flu patients

However, the virus remains a serious health threat for birds.

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Suspect kills himself after shooting woman and baby at Fargo restaurant

The suspect was found dead in a stolen vehicle in Minnesota.

CK Kyle Kasio

Charges: Guest stabbed three men as they slept in Albert Lea

Investigators believe the suspect is related to all three victims.

Kandiyohi County Courthouse

2 charged for fentanyl overdose death of 19-year-old

The-19-year-old died from a fentanyl overdose last month.

storm, severe weather

Severe thunderstorm watch: Hail, 65 mph gusts, tornadoes possible

The watch is just north of the Twin Cities metro area.

Lake Minnetonka

The staggering rise of Minnesota's most famous lakes this spring

Imagine dumping Lake Minnetonka into Lake Superior 47 times.

Marijuana, cannabis

Minnesota Senate shoots down latest marijuana legalization attempt

The bill didn't receive the required votes for further consideration on Wednesday.

tree

Minneapolis wants to use $1M in federal cash to plant 200,000 trees

The goal is to have these trees planted by the year 2040.

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MOA theater to debut wrap-around, 270-degree movie screen

The new technology will expand the movie screen onto the side walls of the theater auditorium.

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