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Sheriff: 2 missing Anoka Co. girls found in Burnsville

The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office says two 13-year-old girls who had been missing since Monday evening were found Tuesday in Burnsville. The sheriff's office had expressed "grave concern" for the safety of the two Andover girls after they had reportedly been in contact with adult men via text message and social media. The sheriff's office says an adult male was taken into custody and the investigation is ongoing.

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Minnesota mom who gave son pot pleads not guilty, challenges charges

The Madison, Minnesota, mom charged with giving her son medical marijuana pleads not guilty. Angela Brown declined the prosecutor’s offer to settle the case in exchange for a guilty plea. Her lawyer says they plan to challenge the charges, which include endangering a child. She could face up to two years in prison. Brown says the cannabis oil she gave her 15-year-old eases the effects of a traumatic brain injury he suffered.

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Hunter fights off 525-pound black bear using only a knife

A Minnesota hunter was attacked by a wounded black bear he and his hunting partners were tracking after one of them shot the animal with an arrow. They thought the 525-pound bear was heading away from them when it turned and charged at 44-year-old Brandon Johnson, knocking him to the ground. He fought off the animal using a knife, but suffered two broken arms, a dislocated wrist and gashes to his face in the process.

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