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Duluth: Minnesota's winningest coach gets the call to the Hall

Bob McDonald's 1,012 career basketball coaching victories are the most of any coach in Minnesota prep history. Tonight, McDonald, who coached basketball at Chisholm for 59 years, will be inducted into the DECC Athletic Hall of Fame in Duluth.

– Read more from the Duluth News Tribune

St. Cloud: SCSU pitcher fueled by tragedy

Garrett Harrison, a left-handed pitcher from Champlin, Minnesota, lost his mother to a brain tumor when he was just 15 years old. Through tragedy came triumph, as he is one of the best pitchers on the best team in Division II college baseball. At 7 p.m. the top-ranked Huskies host Henderson State at Joe Faber Field in the opening round of the Central Region of the NCAA Tournament. With a pair of wins they'll advance to the Division II College World Series.

– Read more from the St. Cloud Times

Olivia: BOLD catcher is all about the team

Trent Athman has been the starting catcher for BOLD's baseball team since his freshman year. Now a senior, Athman is just 16 hits shy of breaking the school's all-time record, but he's not focused on individual accolades; he believes that any records he sets belong to the team. Athman and BOLD have gone to three consecutive state tournaments and they're off to a 12-2 start this spring.

– Read more from the West Central Tribune

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Minneapolis: Stop calling 911 for fireworks noise complaints

The city wants people to submit complaints online instead.

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What's open and closed in Minnesota on the Fourth of July

Grocery stores are open, though some have limited hours.

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18-year-old killed by exploding firework in Brooklyn Park

Police arrived at the scene to see the victim's friend performing CPR.

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Boy found in Brooklyn Park is reunited with parents

The boy was found shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday.

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1 dead, 1 arrested after shooting involving teens in Duluth

A 17-year-old was arrested around 1:45 a.m. Sunday. Neither the victim nor the suspect has been identified.

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NASCAR driver joins MN boy in reclaiming 'Let's go Brandon' slogan

Brandon Brundidge gained recognition when his mother shared the story of how he found inspiration in "Let's go Brandon" signs.

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White supremacist propaganda flyers distributed in Cottage Grove

The department said the flyers have been left in driveways throughout the city.

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Search for 6-year-old girl continues after mother found dead in Northfield

"Police have reason to believe Wade may have been involved in Elle's disappearance before taking her own life."

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Jet skier injured in explosion on Minnesota lake

The explosion happened on Little Lake 14 in St. Louis County.

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Kristi Noem's response to 10-year-old Ohio girl pregnant after being raped

Abortion is illegal in South Dakota unless the mother's life is in danger.

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Sheriff: Deputy shoots gun-wielding man in western Wisconsin

One deputy fired on the man, striking him in an unknown area of his body.

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Man found dead in 26 inches of water in Le Sueur County

The 45-year-old was found in near the shoreline on Lake Washington.

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