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Caledonia: Fruechte goes from preps to the pros

Former Gophers wide receiver Isaac Fruechte signed with the Minnesota Vikings on Monday and in doing so became the second Caledonia High School graduate to go to the NFL. "We're pretty proud," Caledonia football coach Brent Schroeder said. Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Karl Klug was the first Caledonia grad to go pro.

– Read more from the Rochester Post Bulletin

St. Cloud: Girls lacrosse growing fast

St. Cloud Cathedral, Apollo and Tech high schools all feature talented athletics on their own, but in girls lacrosse the three schools combine for one team referred to as St. Cloud Area. There are 59 girls on varsity/junior varsity this year, up from 39 in their debut season in 2009.

Read more from the St. Cloud Times

Eveleth: Karakas headed to another Hall of Fame

Mike Karakas, the first American-born goalie in the NHL, will be inducted into the DECC Athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday night. His amazing life included playing with a broken toe in the Stanley Cup Final with the Chicago Blackhawks in 1938. He was the first NHL player to appear on a Wheaties box.

– Read more from the Duluth News Tribune

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Bemidji: Axemen fall to Colorado

Indoor football is a big deal in Bemidji. Unfortunately, the Bemidji Axemen aren't doing well this season. They dropped their sixth straight game on Saturday night to a club from Colorado.

– Read more from the Bemidji Pioneer

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Wisconsin reports record 104 deaths from COVID-19 Tuesday

That's roughly 10% of the total in the nation in a 24-hour period.

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Husband and wife sentenced for fraud scheme through their drywall firm

The Annandale pair bilked an insurance company out of more than $300,000.

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Photos: ViV!R, Minneapolis' new Mexican cafe and shop, is now open

The team behind the acclaimed Popol Vuh have opened the cafe in the same space.

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At Wiscoy Township's sole precinct, election judges ditched masks

Voter and Wiscoy resident Kaitlyn O'Connor took a photo of the judges after asking them to wear masks, she said

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