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Rochester: Lourdes aiming for another state title

Rochester Lourdes won the state championship in football last fall and now 10 of those football players have helped guide their baseball team to a 19-0 start. They open section playoffs Thursday as the No. 2-ranked team in Class 2A. St. Cloud Cathedral, the defending 2A state champ, is ranked No. 1 and also undefeated at 15-0.

– Read more from the Post Bulletin

Winona: Huge upset in softball playoffs

Defending state champion Lakeville South was upset by Winona thanks to a 1-hit shutout from sophomore pitcher Ashton Hoeppner.

– Read more from the Winona Daily News

Detroit Lakes: She's 95 and going strong

Frances Carlson is her name and earlier this month the 95-year-old woman completed the Fargo Marathon 5K. Carlson walks regularly, and she walked this 5K with her family, including her 65-year-old daughter, 34-year-old granddaughter and 8-year-old great, great granddaughter.

– Read more from the Park Rapids Enterprise

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Aurora: Youth archer going for gold

Breanna Theodore, 15, will represent Team USA at the World Youth Outdoor Archery Championships in Yankton, South Dakota next month. The competitive archery competitions range far and wide, so she's home schooled to help make room for her extensive travel schedule.

– Read more from Northland Newscenter

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Gallery: Remodeled lakeside home in Prior Lake on market for $2.8M

It offers privacy at the end of a cul-de-sac fronting onto Lower Prior Lake.

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Carjacking outside ice arena in Golden Valley under investigation

Golden Valley PD confirmed it received a report of a carjacking Monday evening.


Signs that MN Legislature could move to loosen liquor laws

A provision was approved by a legislature committee on Thursday but still awaits a final decision from the House and Senate.

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U.S. Bank Stadium looking to hire 400 part-time workers

A hiring fair will be held for the positions.

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Officials looking for man last seen leaving Hudson home

David Mckay, 67, was last seen in Hudson Thursday morning.


'Hyper-contagious' BA.4, BA.5 COVID variants confirmed in MN

Omicron continues to evolve into a more transmissible virus.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, May 20

The latest data shows there are 442 people with COVID hospitalized in Minnesota.

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Deadly night in St. Paul sees 3 people killed, 1 arrest so far

The three incidents bring St. Paul's homicide total up to 18 this year.

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2 killed in broad daylight drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale

The identities of the victims have not been released.

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Road deaths involving unbelted people rose again in 2021

This is the second year in a row that the number has gone up.

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Hennepin Co. Sheriff Dave Hutchinson on paid leave for health reasons

The sheriff, who was recently convicted of drunk-driving, is set to stand down later this year.