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Semi driver charged with passing school bus; student nearly hit, killed

An Apple Valley man faces two misdemeanor charges after authorities say he sped past a stopped school bus, nearly hitting a young student about to board near Hawick, Minnesota. Allen H. West was charged in Kandiyohi County District Court this week with two statute violations – both relating to illegally passing a school bus.

Former Last Place on Earth owner sentenced to more than 17 years in prison

The former owner of a head shop who was convicted last year of illegal synthetic drugs has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison. The Duluth News Tribune reports the former owner of the Last Place on Earth James Carlson, 57, also faces three years of supervised release and a $25,000 fine.

Southern Minnesota flag burnings spark outrage; special public meeting called

A large crowd is expected Thursday night at a Winona public meeting, which officials have called to discuss a wave of American flag burnings that have angered many in the southern Minnesota city. Winona Police have responded to 16 flag burning calls since July 29.

GOP creates look-alike news sites targeting Minnesota Democrats

The Moorhead Update looks like a news site. There's a headline at the top, big and bold with a photo of U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson underneath. And along the right-hand side of the page there are sections for the "Most Popular" and "Most Viewed" stories. There's a Duluth site too. But at the bottom of both you'll see, it's a political ad paid for by the GOP.

Cat's out of the bag: Lynx kittens debut at Minnesota Zoo

Four playful Canada lynx kittens made their public debut Thursday. The kittens, two boys and two girls, were born at the Minnesota Zoo on May 6 – it was the zoo's third litter of lynx in five years. After spending several weeks in their den, they are finally old enough to explore their new habitat on the Medtronic Minnesota Trail.

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Woman rescued from icy water by men who spotted overturned car

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Felon gets 14.5 years in prison following road rage incident

Authorities found drugs and weapons in his truck following the crash.

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Take a hike! Free admission to MN State Parks on Black Friday

The annual promotion returns for the seventh year in a row.

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AG settles lawsuits with 2 MN restaurants that violated COVID orders

They were ordered to pay tens of thousands of dollars to the state.

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Buffalo High School teacher, father-of-8 in ICU battling COVID-19

His family said he took a "turn for the worse" and was admitted to a critical care unit this week.

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Mystery surrounds exit of popular morning anchor Lisa Budeau

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St. Paul Athletic Club in downtown St. Paul closes for good

The building is slated to become a wedding event center and hotel.

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COVID crisis: Almost 60 MN hospitals don't have ICU beds available

Many Minnesota hospitals are completely full with ICU and non-ICU patients.

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Bemidji driver, 21, killed after leaving highway and hitting culvert

A passenger, also 21 years old, was injured in the one-vehicle wreck.

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