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Republicans wrestle Minnesota House majority from Democrats

Minnesota Democrats made a strong showing at the polls yesterday. But Republicans regained control of the Minnesota House of Representatives. The GOP needed to knock off seven DFL incumbents to gain a majority. They won at least nine seats. Most of those upsets were in House races in greater Minnesota. It will be a house divided when the legislature reconvenes. The DFL controls the Senate and the governor’s office.

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Officer Scott Patrick’s family honored at Minnesota Wild game

A special honor for the family of a Mendota Heights police officer killed in the line of duty. The Minnesota Wild invited the wife and two daughters of officer Scott Patrick to the X last night. Before the game, they led the crowd in the "Let's Play Hockey!" chant. The family said they saw the event as a chance to demonstrate they’re doing OK.

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Disqualified high school athletes in the running for sportsmanship award

The two high school girls who were disqualified for helping another runner at a state cross-country meet in Northfield last week will be considered for a national sportsmanship award, the Minnesota State High School League says. Cross-country rules say runners cannot aid another competitor, so they were disqualified, but the league says that doesn’t “diminish from their tremendous act of sportsmanship.”

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