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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for July 28, 2015.

Remains of early U.S. colonists found

Scientists say they have identified the remains of four men who were among the early leaders of Virginia's Jamestown settlement, the first successful British colony that gave rise to modern day America.

[Read more from the BBC]

Prison worker guilty of helping murderers escape

Prison worker Joyce Mitchell has pleaded guilty to one felony and one misdemeanor charge for helping two convicted murderers escape from a maximum security prison in upstate New York last month. The 51-year-old faces seven years in prison.

[Read more from Reuters]

World's oldest giant panda turns 37

The panda recognized as the world's oldest ever and oldest living giant panda has celebrated her 37th birthday. Jia Jia marked her birthday with a vegetable ice cake and bamboo at her home in Hong Kong Ocean Park.

[Read more from NBC News]

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Suspect leads police on 26-mile pursuit in Meeker County

When the suspect stopped, he tried to get out of his car with a shotgun in hand.

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Human remains found at Albert Lea building where 3 people where shot

Authorities say the human remains are not related to the shooting.

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DirecTV subscribers could lose KARE 11 on Tuesday

A new contract needs to be agreed upon by 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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Inmate from Rush City prison dies after COVID-19 diagnosis

The man is the fifth incarcerated person in Minnesota to die from COVID-19.

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Belle Plaine man dies after duck boat capsizes on lake

One man was found sitting on the overturned boat while another man was in the water.

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Watch: Adam Thielen watches end of Vikings/Panthers just like all of us

The Vikings receiver looked like a true fan on Sunday afternoon.

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Chad Beebe's roller-coaster fourth-quarter keeps Vikings playoff hopes alive

A muffed punt and a game-winning touchdown helped defeat the Panthers on Sunday afternoon.

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West-central MN cops warn kids to stay off ice, or 'Santa won't come'

This comes amid repeated ice warnings across the state.

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Nov. 29 COVID-19 update: 57 deaths, nearly 9,000 more cases

Nearly 100,000 tests were included in Sunday's report.

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Watch former Rep. Jim Ramstad's memorial service online

The ceremony will be live-streamed for the public on Sunday.

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How high can Rashod Bateman go in the 2021 NFL Draft?

The Gophers star receiver has plenty of praise heading into next April.

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