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Chisholm: Vintage baseball is a hit

1860s style ball returned to the Iron Range last weekend as players from around the state got together for a game vintage baseball. No gloves, thin bats and a rule that allows the ball to bounce once and be caught for an out are just a few of the reasons the classic style still draws a crowd.

– Read more from the Hibbing Daily Tribune

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Duluth: Bulldogs No. 1 in D2 football poll

After a sensational 2014 season that ended with a lopsided loss to Minnesota State-Mankato in the NCAA quarterfinals, the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs are No. 1 in the The Sporting News Division II college football preseason poll. Mankato is ranked sixth in the poll.

– Read more from UMD athletics

Mankato: MoonDogs reunite from afar

The Northwoods League is comprised of players from all over the country. Most of the college stars playing in the popular in the summer baseball league stay with a host family, and the guys playing for the Mankato MoonDogs are no different. But the transition of playing in a new town and staying with a new family has been easier for Boomer Synek and Jack Czeszewski. The two MoonDogs grew up together in Chicago, and they've reunited in Mankato. 

– Read more from the Mankato Free Press

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The Raptor Center says downward trend holding for avian influenza

A "baby shower" fundraising campaign hopes to help return young raptors to the wild.


Commemorative street name for Prince approved in Minneapolis

The block next to the First Avenue nightclub will be named Prince Rogers Nelson Way.

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Monitoring severe storm threat Saturday-Tuesday in Minnesota

The holiday weekend won't be a washout, but multiple rounds of strong and severe storms are possible.

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Charges: St. Cloud meth dealer had numerous weapons. body armor

Shawn Lawrence Jacobs, 38, faces 12 felony-level charges.

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South Minneapolis tenants declare rent strike; allege unsafe conditions

A group of Powderhorn Park residents say they'll withhold May rent due to health and safety concerns.

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Threats involving 2 students at West St. Paul middle school

Police said there is no reason to be concerned for the safety of the rest of the student body at Heritage E-Stem Magnet Middle School.

North Shore Mayor Chris Swanson.

Controversial Two Harbors mayor told: Resign or face recall election

The mayor has come under scrutiny for unusual behavior this year.

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Tips for selecting a reputable solar installer

Installing solar panels is a major investment. The solar solution provider you choose should be stable and trustworthy.

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3M fined $2.8M for hazardous waste violations in Cottage Grove

The company's violations spanned more than two decades.

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Couple charged after $75k worth of fentanyl pills seized during traffic stop

Christopher James Payne and Kaley Maria Wethern have been charged in the seizure.