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Gary Eichten looks back on long career

Gary Eichten is retiring next month after nearly 45 years at Minnesota Public Radio.
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2 dead after driver flees cop in Coon Rapids, crashes in Anoka

The double-fatal crash happened on Main Street near Ferry Street in Anoka.

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Daniel Joseph Fisher, 57, died from multiple blunt force injuries in a crash Sunday. His wife, Cathleen, is in critical condition as of Tuesday.

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Isolated severe storms Wednesday, followed by scattered severe storms Thursday.

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