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Anoka County couple wins largest Hot Lotto jackpot in state history

An Anoka County couple will soon be $11.7 million richer after purchasing the winning Hot Lotto ticket at an East Bethel Shell station Saturday afternoon. Once Joe Meath and his wife Rhonda go to the state lottery headquarters and get their winning ticket verified, they’ll bring home the largest jackpot the game has ever paid out in Minnesota. They plan to share it with their children and grandchildren.

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‘Burnsville Strong’ mantra spreads in wake of student deaths

Two Burnsville high teachers launched a campaign to remember eight students and recent alums who have died in the past year. The ‘Burnsville Strong’ hashtag is used for social media, and found on T-shirts and bumper stickers. A founding teacher notes some of the deaths were preventable, so the effort is meant to remind teens to use good judgement as well as to help them grieve.

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Minnesota filmmaker Pohlad unveils Brian Wilson biopic

An Academy Award winning producer from Minnesota got some good vibrations in his return to the director's chair, nearly 25 years after his debut project. Bill Pohlad’s movie, “Love and Mercy,” which is about Beach Boy Brian Wilson, was screened last night at the Toronto Film Festival. Pohlad produced “Twelve Years a Slave” and “Brokeback Mountain,” among other award-winning films.

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