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Minnesota's first West Nile virus case reported

The state Health Department said Thursday that a man in Murray County in southwestern Minnesota became ill with the mosquito-borne virus this month and is recovering.

Minnesota prison population rate second-lowest in nation

Minnesota had the nation’s second-lowest prison population rate in 2012. Only Maine's was lower.

Publisher postpones Vince Flynn's last novel indefinitely

Simon & Schuster on Thursday addressed the status of Minnesota author Vince Flynn’s final book, “The Survivor.”

ND anchor fired for profanities now working at beach bar

The Bismarck, N.D., anchorman who made national headlines after he was fired his first day on the job for muttering two expletives is working at a Delaware beach bar.

Photos: Vikings migrate to Mankato

It's the day people who paint themselves purple dream about. The Minnesota Vikings are reporting to training camp in Mankato.

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