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Stories of Adrian Peterson receiving childhood whippings surface

Adrian Peterson’s brothers are telling how they were punished by their father when they were children. Reports say their father used a belt on Peterson in front of 20 of his middle school classmates in response to a teacher’s report of his disruptive behavior. Peterson was indicted last week for using a switch on his 4-year-old son. In a statement, the Vikings star said he has sought counseling to find alternatives to corporal punishment.

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Welcome home: Minnesota soldiers return after 9-month deployment

A joyous reunion this morning in Inver Grove Heights when the soldiers of the 114th Transportation Company reunited with their families. The Minnesota National Guard unit, which is based in Chisholm, returned home after nine months’ duty in Afghanistan. A welcome home celebration is scheduled on the Iron Range for next month.

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Minnesotans feel shockwaves of Ebola threat; health officials say not to worry

Fears about the Ebola virus are causing people to lose their appetite for African food. KSTP reports Mama-Ti's African Kitchen in Brooklyn Park has seen a sharp drop in business due to concerns about the deadly virus. The owner is emphasizing that she uses only ingredients from the U.S. A health department spokesman said worries of contracting the virus from a restaurant are "completely unfounded."

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Wolves-Grizzlies game off, KAT tests postive for COVID

The Timberwolves star was among several players that are dealing with COVID-related issues.

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Planning for the 2021 Minnesota State Fair is underway

The fair suffered huge financial losses due to COVID-19, but organizers are moving forward with planning "different scenarios" for this summer.

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Heather Brown named as new WCCO 'This Morning' anchor

She will be joining Jason DeRusha on the CBS affiliate's Morning Show.

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DPS Commissioner: No credible threats to state Capitol, but ready if something arises

Local and state law enforcement officials have a plan in case a threat arises.

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Here are snow totals from Thursday-Friday winter storm

It's a slushy mess in the metro, but snow did pile up in southern counties.

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Walz fury after report that government's COVID vaccine reserve is nonexistent

The Washington Post reported Friday that the Trump Administration has shipped out all the vaccines it has already, with none in reserve.

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What's open and closed in Minnesota on MLK Day 2021?

Local government offices will generally be closed on Monday.

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Company that falsely promised student loan forgiveness banned from MN

It's also been ordered to repay $11,499 in fees taken from Minnesotans.

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Here is Minnesota's COVID update for January 15

Hospitalizations are the lowest in Minnesota since October 25.

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Osterholm: B117 COVID strain could become major issue in 6-8 weeks

The B117 variant is believed to be more easily transmitted.

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