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Chisholm: Vintage baseball is a hit

1860s style ball returned to the Iron Range last weekend as players from around the state got together for a game vintage baseball. No gloves, thin bats and a rule that allows the ball to bounce once and be caught for an out are just a few of the reasons the classic style still draws a crowd.

– Read more from the Hibbing Daily Tribune

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Duluth: Bulldogs No. 1 in D2 football poll

After a sensational 2014 season that ended with a lopsided loss to Minnesota State-Mankato in the NCAA quarterfinals, the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs are No. 1 in the The Sporting News Division II college football preseason poll. Mankato is ranked sixth in the poll.

– Read more from UMD athletics

Mankato: MoonDogs reunite from afar

The Northwoods League is comprised of players from all over the country. Most of the college stars playing in the popular in the summer baseball league stay with a host family, and the guys playing for the Mankato MoonDogs are no different. But the transition of playing in a new town and staying with a new family has been easier for Boomer Synek and Jack Czeszewski. The two MoonDogs grew up together in Chicago, and they've reunited in Mankato. 

– Read more from the Mankato Free Press

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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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Convicted stalker charged with harassment of another DJ at The Current

He pleaded guilty to similar charges involving the DJ's colleague back in 2015.

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10 new shops, food stops at Mall of America

Donuts, K-fashion, model cars — the new tenants cover a lot of bases.

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Gophers fall below roster minimum, postpone Penn State game

It is "due to internal COVID-19 protocols within the Golden Gopher program."

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Report: Vikings request interview with Rams' Raheem Morris

Morris was once the youngest head coach in the NFL at 33 years old.

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Sheriff: Drunk driver crashed trying to 'beat the train'

The BNSF train slammed into the side of the driver's car.


Man run over after parking dispute leads to road rage crash

The two groups fought about parking prior to the crash.

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Deadly crash shuts down small stretch of Chaska highway for hours

A driver crossed over the center median and hit another vehicle.

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You can now order 4 free at-home COVID tests from the government

Tests will ship for free within 7-12 days, according to the White House.


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, January 18

Minnesota has reached 11,000 COVID-19 deaths.