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Gov. Dayton takes executive action to protect children from abuse

Gov. Mark Dayton ordered immediate changes to laws that protect children from abuse. The changes were prompted by the death of a 4-year-old Pope County boy whose stepmother was convicted in his death. In an executive order, Dayton called for random checks of county child protection decisions and commissioned a task force.

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Search begins for Minnesota college student missing from NDSU

Police are searching for a Minnesota college student who vanished from his campus in North Dakota. Officials from NDSU in Fargo are seeking information about freshman Thomas Bearson, who’s from Sartell. Fargo police are involved in the search. Bearson was last seen at a party early Saturday morning.

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Woman paralyzed in car accident walks down the aisle

A walk down the aisle was a dream come true for an Alexandria bride, and not just because she was marrying the man of her dreams. A car accident nine years ago left Dayna Schultz paralyzed. She spent the past year in physical therapy, and on Saturday, using leg braces and a walker, she unveiled her accomplishment. The 27-year-old walked down the aisle to her groom, Aaron Herron.

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Cody Fohrenkam found guilty of Deshaun Hill Jr.'s murder

The 15-year-old was fatally shot on Feb. 9, 2022.

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Gov. Tim Walz proposes $3.3B for aging infrastructure

Walz's borrowing plan comes days after the release of his two-year state budget proposal.

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Children's Theatre Company actors lose belongings in damaging house fire

The fire broke out Tuesday morning shortly after the dryer had been started.

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Biden Admin. imposes 20-year mining ban near Boundary Waters

The moratorium is the maximum the Department of the Interior can implement without congressional approval.


Historic St. Paul building to be removed, put in storage after public outcry

The building was set to be demolished before community members spoke out against it.


Minnesota's COVID update for the week ending Tuesday, Jan. 24

Hospitalizations dipped for a second week in a row.