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2 arrested in State Fair craft beer booth armed robbery

Two people were arrested in connection with last month’s armed robbery at the Minnesota State Fair. A 20-year-old and 35-year-old, both of St. Paul, were taken into custody. Reports in the days following the robbery said at least two individuals stole about $10,000 from the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild’s Land of 10,000 Beers exhibit after close on Aug. 29.

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Wet summer dampens outlook for firewood

Sitting beside a crackling wood fire is one of the dividends of colder weather. But this year, you may have to just put on a sweater. Reports say there's a serious shortage of firewood, caused by the wet summer. It’s not just hitting the home fireplace. Some paper mills are also struggling to get enough logs.

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Cheers! Minnesota Oktoberfest named one of nation’s best

Minnesotans won't have to travel to Germany to celebrate Oktoberfest. Fodor's Travel has named New Ulm the home of one of the United State's best Oktoberfests. The event includes tours through Schell’s Brewery, which has made German-style craft beer in New Ulm since 1860.

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Anonymous complaint means memorial for crash victim must move

A memorial to a drunk driving victim in Wisconsin will be moved due to an anonymous complaint. The bronze plaque in Sun Prairie was erected in July at the site of the crash that killed 52-year-old Maureen Mengelt, who was jogging when a drunk driver hit her last year. The planned removal has incited controversy, but the state’s transportation department says such memorials must be taken down even if a single person complains. City officials are looking into a new location for the plaque.

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Another problem strikes Vikings as Simpson faces new charges

More bad news for the Vikings as ESPN reports wide receiver Jerome Simpson violated the law again. The report says Simpson was cited for driving with a limited drivers license, marijuana possession and open bottle on a July 7 traffic stop in Bloomington. Simpson is currently serving a three-game suspension related to his drunken-driving arrest last November.

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Cam Talbot / Minnesota Wild

Wild take Game 1 over Vegas in overtime thriller

It was an epic dual between Cam Talbot and Marc-Andre Fluery.

Taylor Rogers

Twins defense, bullpen squanders another rally

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Minneapolis police

3 Mpls officers injured on night of shootings, stabbings and fights

It was a tense weekend for the city of Minneapolis.

Fruen Mill in Minneapolis.

Teen in serious condition after fall at abandoned Minneapolis mill

Multiple urban explorers have been hurt at the Fruen Mill.

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Brooklyn Center City Council votes to create department for noncriminal calls

The resolution is named after Daunte Wright and Kobe Dimock-Heisler, who were both killed by police in Brooklyn Center.

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Train derails while passing by lake in Albert Lea

The Union Pacific train derailed Saturday afternoon.

Kaprizov, Wild

5 questions for the Wild's playoff series against Vegas

The Wild seem to have the advantage, but can they win their first playoff series since 2015?

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Young girl shot in the head in north Minneapolis

The girl was outside when she was struck by the bullet, police said.

prison, Rush City cell block

Former Army Green Beret and U of M student sentenced for Russian espionage

Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, 46, was sentenced to 188 months in prison.

Miguel Sano

Miguel Sanó's 8th inning blast ends Twins losing streak

The 5-4 victory over the A's snapped a five-game losing streak.