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Fire destroys 2 of 4 restaurants in tiny Dorset

A fast-moving blaze claimed half the restaurants in Dorset, a population-25 town in north-central Minnesota that good-naturedly dubs itself the “restaurant capital of the world.” The Dorset House and the adjacent Compañeros restaurant both caught fire early this morning as thunderstorms moved through the area. The cause of the blaze has not yet been determined.

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City attorney: Lollie incident happened in public area of St. Paul skyway

The St. Paul man who posted a cell phone video after a confrontation with St. Paul police was legally seated in the skyway, a prosecutor says. The St. Paul city attorney said Chris Lollie was seated in a public area of the skyway when police approached him. A security guard who called police said it was a private area. Lollie has said he was harassed because he is black. Charges against him have been dropped, but Lolllie says he plans to file a civil rights complaint.

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Brock Lesnar sells home outside Minneapolis for $750K

Minnesota-based WWE champ Brock Lesnar pinned down a buyer for his Minnesota home. Lesnar sold his place in Maple Plain for $750,000 – but he sold at a loss. Property records show he paid about $33,000 more than that when he bought the 43-acre spread in 2003. Now 37, Lesnar, who is originally from North Dakota, attended the U of M on a wrestling scholarship.

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Mike Lindell's MyPillow offering discounts using the code 'Qanon'

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Gophers stay perfect at home by crushing 7th-ranked Michigan

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Four teens arrested over robberies in Minneapolis

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All BWCA visitors will now have to watch three 'Leave No Trace' videos

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Ten fatal overdoses in past 6 weeks reported in region of northern MN

Law enforcement agencies have issued a plea to the general public.

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Bracing for security threats, federal courthouses closing in Minnesota

Security is also being ramped up at the state capitol.

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3M sues Florida company that sold 10K counterfeit N95 masks to HCMC

The Maplewood company has obtained a temporary injunction against the firm.

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Walz, Whitmer, and Evers call on Trump Admin. to buy more vaccines

It comes after The Washington Post reported that the country's COVID vaccine reserves have been exhausted.