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Siri Freeh, of Lake Park, was among 22 contestants in the 2012 Miss Minnesota Scholarship Pageant. Freeh, 22, is a nursing major at the University of Minnesota. In January, she will compete for the Miss America crown in Las Vegas.
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Siri Freeh, of Lake Park, was among 22 contestants in the 2012 Miss Minnesota Scholarship Pageant. Freeh, 22, is a nursing major at the University of Minnesota. In January, she will compete for the Miss America crown in Las Vegas.

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Stevens County may have been hit the hardest by Thursday storms

The entire county was without power after the storms blew through Thursday evening.

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3 killed, 1 critical after trio of crashes in Minnesota Thursday

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Mora woman saves pelican caught in fishing line for days

A birthday fishing trip shapes into a heroic tale.

Kelsey Peterson in the documentary, "Move Me."

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The film surrounds St. Paul-born Kelsey Peterson, who continues to pursue her passions in dance after being paralyzed from the chest down in 2012.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, May 13

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Minnesota part of the top 2 hurricane force wind events since 2004

Photo above shows the ominous view in Marshall, Minnesota as a dangerous line of storms approached Thursday afternoon.

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DFL efforts to pass abortion, reproductive health bills blocked in Senate

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Teen pulled from St. Croix River Thursday dies

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Thursday performances of Runestone! canceled due to COVID cases

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Storms cause grain bin to fall, killing one in Kandiyohi County

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Forget about the youths in "American Idol" -- a contest set to take place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds Grandstand Building next month won't look at people under 50. WCCO-TV reports the Strut Your Stuff contest will be a part of the 50+ PrimeTime Living Expo Sept. 22 and 23 in St. Paul. Minnesota and Wisconsin residents are welcome to compete in the competition.

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