U.S. Border Patrol says border screenings reduced

Border Patrol agents dislike the move intended to ease the immigration system's burden. Patrol agents are scaling back searches on buses, trains and airports as criticism grows over a system many have called racial profiling.
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Border Patrol agents dislike the move intended to ease the immigration system's burden. Patrol agents are scaling back searches on buses, trains and airports as criticism grows over a system many have called racial profiling.

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Early Saturday crash leaves 2 kids, 1 adult dead in Maple Grove

The crash happened just before 7 a.m. Saturday.

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State Patrol reports 2 fatal crashes on Friday in Minnesota

The first incident happened in Austin Township, and the second happened in Birch Lake Township.

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There have been a total of eight motorcyclist fatalities on Minnesota roads this year.

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Strange lights in Minnesota sky Friday night were SpaceX satellites

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