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Human remains discovered in park identified as those of missing Lakeville man

Lakeville Police officials have identified the person whose remains were found in Ritter Farm Park Thursday as 50-year-old Christopher Marc Bellino. Police say Bellino, who has been missing since August of 2012, was last seen making a purchase at Marshall's store in northeast Lakeville.

Legislature nears session's end; Lawmakers OK $1B construction projects bill

Minnesota state lawmakers are scrambling to finish their work Friday, although a Constitution-mandated adjournment allows them to pass bills through Sunday if they need the extra time. The House and Senate approved a more than $1 billion in spending to pay for capital improvement projects.

Third collision along Green Line during light rail testing

For the third time in three weeks, a vehicle has struck one of the new Green Line trains as it made a test run between St. Paul and Minneapolis. The crash happened on Friday morning when an eastbound car made a wrong-way turn and hit the side of the moving test train.

Polar explorer's next trek: Recreating Roosevelt's rainforest trip by canoe

A famed Polar explorer has identified his next journey: to the wilds of the jungle in the Southern Hemisphere. Paul Schurke, 58, of Ely co-led the 1986 Steger International Polar Expedition and has traveled thousands of miles by dog team. Schurke and fellow adventurer Dave Freeman will recreate the trip down the Amazon that almost cost Theodore Roosevelt his life a century ago.

Dog owner dies, requests pet be euthanized for their burial together

A Fargo man who recently died had one final request – that his dog Paco be buried with him. But Paco was still alive, prompting a question: Should owners be allowed to have healthy pets put down so they can walk into the afterlife together?

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