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Red Wing: Girls rally for state golf title

Red Wing's high school girls golf team trailed three-time defending state champ Detroit Lakes by seven shots after the first day of the state tournament, but the Wingers stormed by to win the 2A title by three strokes. They celebrated with a dip in a pond. “That was fun. The kids played tremendous today," their coach said.

– Read more from the Red Wing Republican Eagle

Detroit Lakes: Smith wins 4th golf title

Kate Smith became the second Minnesota golfer to win four straight high school golf championships on Wednesday. The senior from Detroit Lakes finished the Class 2A individual tournament at 7-under par, two shots better than Minnewaska's Jenna Janu. The 2A tournament was played at Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan. Smith will play golf next fall at the University of Nebraska.

– Read more from DL-Online

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Mankato: East ties for 2A golf team title

Mankato East and The Blake School tied for the Class 2A boys golf team championship. A clutch chip on 18, stopping within a few feet of the cup, played a key role in leading the Cougars to the win. "At that point I thought we could win it. It's pretty nice to end your senior year a state champion," senior golfer Chris Sadaka said. 

– Read more from the Mankato Free Press

Twin Cities: Twins draft 2 local pitchers

A pair of local pitchers, one college and one high school, were drafted by the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. They took University of Minnesota left-hander Dalton Sawyer in the 27th round and then used their 37th-round selection on Bloomington Jefferson ace Jake Irvin.

– Read more from the Pioneer Press

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North High principal Mauri Friestleben returning to finish year

The principal said Friday she had been fired from her role over her support of a student protest.


One dead, two injured in wrong-way crash on Hwy. 169

The crash occurred on Highway 169 early Sunday morning.

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Man fatally shot overnight in north Minneapolis

The shooting was reported around 2:20 a.m.

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Campsites closed at Voyageurs National Park due to 'historic' water levels

All backcountry trails and campsites are closed, as well as many frontcountry sites.

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Lawmakers reach agreement on tax cuts ahead of session's end

Lawmakers announced they had reached a deal on a tax bill Saturday ahead of the looming session deadline.


Victims of daytime drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale identified

The two men died after a hail of bullets struck a vehicle.

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Source of 'loud explosion' in Brooklyn Park a mystery

The noise was investigated by police, but no source could be determined.

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COVID: All Americans over 50 advised to get a second booster

Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise again as new COVID variants emerge.

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2 Minnesotans inducted into White Castle's Hall of Fame

White Castle — it's what a man in Minneapolis and another in Woodbury, crave.

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Video shows officers ended pursuit before fatal crash in Anoka

The crash occurred when the driver fled police during an attempted traffic stop in Coon Rapids.

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6-year-old Eli Hart identified as boy found dead in car trunk

The kindergartner's father was trying to get full custody of his son.


Boy found dead in trunk of car in Mound was kindergartner

"It is horrifying and difficult to process a tragedy of this magnitude, especially in our close-knit community," the superintendent wrote.