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Couple dies, likely from carbon monoxide poisoning

A Crookston couple were found dead in their home, and two of their daughters were sickened early Monday morning, apparently due to carbon monoxide poisoning. The furnace in the house was not working, and the family was using other means to keep warm.

Cheerios shortage? Oil trains grinding grain shipments to a halt

Trains from Canada are shipping more oil and less grain, which is raising the cost of oats for General Mills, the maker of Cheerios. There's some concern that it'll run out of oats at some point.

Snow on the way, but so are warmer temperatures

Bitter, subzero cold in Minnesota may very soon be history (really!). But with this week’s warming trend comes the possibility for snow.

 Fake chef fools Midwest TV stations with gross food concoctions

“Chef Keith” found his way on to five local TV morning shows in Wisconsin and Illinois who apparently didn’t vet his credentials. As a result, the hosts of the various morning shows were duped by the “chef” into making disgusting concoctions with Thanksgiving leftovers,

Twins win, see first instant replay in MLB

The Minnesota Twins beat up on Toronto 12-2 in a spring training game Monday in Ft. Myers, Florida. The game was notable in that it was the first Major League game to use instant replay.

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