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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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Walz proposes legalizing marijuana in massive supplemental budget

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Photos reveal damage from gunshots to Minneapolis snowplow

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Minneapolis schools confirm return to in-person teaching Monday

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Mineral leases for proposed Twin Metals mine near Boundary Waters canceled

A review by the DOI found "significant legal deficiencies" with the leases' 2019 renewal.


Reward to find person who left kittens to die in freezing WI cold

The cats were thrown from a vehicle, according to a witness.