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Prep star will compete at state track meet – then head to boot camp

If Red Lake County runner Cody Gagner does well at the state track meet this weekend, he won't have much time to celebrate. Gagner is competing in the 800m and 1,600m Friday and Saturday. On Monday he flies out to California for U.S. Marine Corps reserves training. Gagner enlisted early, joining last winter.

– Read more from the Grand Forks Herald

Marshall reaches state tournament for first time in a decade

The Marshall Tigers baseball team beat New Ulm twice Thursday – securing their first state tournament appearance in 10 years.

– Read more from the Marshall Independent

Longtime Brainerd gymnastics coach retiring

Dave Maras has been coaching gymnastics for a long time – 33 years just with the Brainerd Warriors. Now 73 (and a former classmate of Bob Dylan), Maras is retiring. He led the squad to 15 Central Lakes Conference titles, and 15 section championships. A retirement party will be held for Maras on June 11.

– Read more from the Brainerd Dispatch

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Rick Spielman

Spielman: 'It was constantly like a moving target all the time'

Spielman said drafting and rostering players who fit the scheme was difficult with all of the offensive coordinators Mike Zimmer had.

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Suspect fled police, found hiding in old camper in scrap yard

Police say they were trying to pull him over for driving without any lights.

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Omicron fading in Minnesota? Wastewater detection provides hope

Wastewater samples can help predict a rise or fall in COVID-19 cases.

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COVID: Minneapolis, St. Paul vaccine-or-test rule for dining now in effect

Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test are required.

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Man crawls to safety before train hits his stuck wheelchair

The incident happened Tuesday on Highway 169.

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Sizing up Vikings coaching candidates we know about so far

A closer look at some of the head coaching candidates interviewed by the Vikings

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St. Paul: Man called police to report he killed his wife

Police are also investigating a separate fatal shooting in the Frogtown neighborhood.

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Timberwolves survive Knicks' second-half barrage to get back to .500

Karl-Anthony Towns' lay-in helped Minnesota get a win in The Garden.

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Charges: MN teen shot mom after dispute over meth

The girl's mother said there had been a dispute over methamphetamine.

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No travel advised: High winds, whiteout conditions in NW MN

Zero visibility in parts of greater Minnesota Tuesday night.

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Update: Holy Angels evacuated over bomb threat, school says

Someone left a voicemail early Tuesday suggesting there was an explosive device.

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