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Think summer: plans for Fourth of July include a few changes this year 

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While it may seem as though winter won't end, summer is definitely on the horizon. Plans for the Fourth of July celebration have a few changes in store this year because of construction at the athletic field off East River Road in Brainerd. Read More

Aitkin woman dead after three-vehicle accident

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BUFFALO - A three-vehicle crash in central Minnesota killed an Aitkin woman Wednesday evening. Karen Tibbetts, 65, was killed after losing control of her vehicle and sliding into oncoming traffic ...

Final jurors selected for Byron Smith murder trial

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Jury selection was completed Wednesday in the Byron Smith murder trial. Smith was indicted on two counts of first-degree pre-meditated murder in the Nov. 22, 2012, shooting deaths of teens Nick Brady and Haile Kifer.
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Larry Kvitek of Alexandria had an unusual encounter a couple of weeks ago.

After encounters with stranger, man considers possibility of angels

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ALEXANDRIA - Larry Kvitek of Alexandria had an unusual encounter a couple of weeks ago. It all started when he came across a stranger in the parking lot of The Coffee Pot Café. The man came up to ...
Megan Huntsman, 39, was ordered held in lieu of $6 million bail on Monday on sus

Police say Utah mom gave birth at home before killing infants

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SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A Utah mother accused of slaying six of her own infant children over the course of a decade secretly gave birth to each of the babies without medical assistance at home ...

Man accused of shooting deputy faces four felony counts, including attempted murder

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ADA – A 19-year-old man faces four felony charges after he was accused in Tuesday’s shooting of a Norman County deputy during a traffic stop east of Perley. Steven Anthony Henderson of Fertile was ...


Timberwolves, Adelman to part

Rick Adelman will not return as head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves next season, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, citing a decision-making source who said there is "zero" chance he comes back. Adelman was 97-133 in his three seasons in Minnesota and the Timberwolves were 40-42 in ...

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Reconsidering nuclear power

In 2012, the U.N. General Assembly asked the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) to undertake a "full assessment of the levels of exposure and radiation risks attributable to the Fukushima accident.
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Leah (left) and Mara Christensen of Two Harbors, Minn., stand back and take pict

'Ice out' awes Gooseberry River park visitors

TWO HARBORS — With thunder and rage and couch-sized chunks of ice, the Gooseberry River shook off the bulk of its winter mantle Friday afternoon — to the delight of awestruck visitors lining its ... Read More


I went because this lingering winter is evil and must be stopped. Well, more or

Slipping all the way to the ER

It is not generally my first thought to go to a doctor when I am feeling unwell. Nor my second. Nor, if I’m being totally honest, any single- or low double digit number. I just don’t go. ... Read More
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