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Walmart evacuated after violent threat

Employees and customers at the Walmart in Fergus Falls, Minn., were evacuated Saturday night after someone called the store and threatened to injure employees and customers, Fergus Falls Journal reports. Police officials say no one was taken hostage, there were no weapons or threats found and no one was injured.

Verizon expands its high-speed data service in Minnesota

Verizon Wireless is expanding its 4G LTE coverage in parts of north-central Minnesota -- including Alexandria, Brainerd, Fergus Falls and St. Cloud, the Pioneer Press reports. Once the service expansion is complete later this month, the wireless provider will offer continuous coverage of its high-speed mobile-data service along I-94 in Minnesota.