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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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