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2 more cases of E. coli confirmed; illness tied to 9 Applebee’s restaurants

Two more cases of E. coli infection have been confirmed in Minnesota as part of a recent outbreak that’s been tied to some Applebee’s restaurants.

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Ex-police officer pleads not guilty to hiding bodies in suitcases

A former police officer pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he hid the bodies of two women in suitcases, which were found along a rural Wisconsin road in June.

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Police chief charged after signing tea party leader up on gay dating sites

A western Wisconsin police chief is facing misdemeanor charges for allegedly signing a tea party leader up on gay dating, pornography and federal health care websites.

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New at State Fair: 8 thrill rides, bus hub, dog stunts show

The Minnesota State Fair has added dozens of new attractions for this year, including eight new thrill rides (four each in the Midway and Kidway), a remodeled west end and a new bus hub aimed at easing traffic jams, fair officials announced Thursday.

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Lasting legacy: Kirby Puckett Mobile Eye offers free eye exams

Major League Baseball and the Minnesota Twins have teamed up to offer free eye exams to children and adults – and they’re doing so with the Kirby Puckett Mobile Eye.

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Minneapolis mayor reveals his plan for policing changes

Mayor Jacob Frey announced a slate of new policy proposals at an event in north Minneapolis Monday.

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2 newborn deer rescued from sinkhole on the Iron Range

Firefighters rescued the deer and returned them to their mom.

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Search is on for possible missing boater in Roseville

A vehicle and empty boat were found at McCarrons Lake.

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Man sentenced for firing gun at sister's boyfriend during funeral

Shelby Gene Boswell was sentenced to 110 months in prison and three years of supervised release.

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Someone cut off the foot of a lion at the Shakopee splash pad

Officials are offering a $1,000 reward for information on who did it.

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Man's body found near fishing boat in southeast Minnesota

The marsh he was found in is about 120 miles southeast of the Twin Cities.

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Highway 12 between Orono and Independence closed for 4 months

Crews will be making safety improvements along the "Corridor of Death."

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Arrest warrant for 'armed and dangerous' suspect in Cloquet shootings

Anyone who knows of his whereabouts should call 911, police say.

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Twins pitchers decimated: 16 runs, 18 hits, 8 walks ... 4 strikeouts

The White Sox hammered the Twins 16-4 but Astudillo took the mound in the ninth.

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Girl shot in the head at birthday party 'fighting for her life'

Trinity Ottoson-Smith was struck by a bullet in the head last weekend.

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