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New Law Soon To Require Farmers To Add 50-Foot Buffer Between Crops and Public Lakes

A new state law is waiting for Governor Dayton's approval which will require farmers to install a 50-foot buffer between their crops and public lakes, streams and ditches. A conservation buffer is an area of permanent vegetation that helps control pollutants and manage other environmental concerns before they hit the water.

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We All Play A Part In Saving Minnesota Motorcycle Riders’ Lives

In the past nine days alone, five motorcycle riders have been killed on Minnesota roads. Spring is always a dangerous time as drivers have become unaccustomed to seeing riders over the winter. Do the riders play a part in their own safety? No doubt, but please be aware of the impact you can have as a car or truck driver.

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Something Fishy’s Going On In Minnesota: Walleye Opener Tomorrow

Few days in Minnesota are celebrated like the opening weekend of the fishing season. Tomorrow marks the start of the 2015 walleye season on our 11,842 lakes. (I know we say 10,000 -- but Minnesotans don't like to brag.) I'll be spending the day on the water up north. Here are some interesting Minnesota fishing facts.

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Wild vs. Blues: Game 5 Tonight In St. Louis [Video Preview]

For Minnesota Wild fans, Monday's 3-0 win over the Blues was pure bliss. Wednesday night's 6-1 loss was the opposite of that. Tonight's Game 5 in St. Louis will play a large part in steering this best-of-series one way or another.

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Fire Weather Watch Issued For Central & Northern Minnesota

Although wildfire danger has eased somewhat across the state due to recent rain & snow, the National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for Central & Northern Minnesota, in effect from 1 PM Wednesday afternoon through 7 PM Wednesday night. High winds, low humidities, and dry conditions will raise the threat.

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No Sunday Liquor Sales? Thanks For Nothing Minnesota Senate

Yesterday the Minnesota Senate voted down a bill that would have repealed a ban on Sunday liquor sales. From this Minnesota consumer, "Thanks for nothing." Who could this benefit? Oh, wait a minute, I think I know.

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Fire Danger ‘Extreme’ To ‘Very High’ Across Most Of Minnesota

The danger of wildfire across Minnesota is listed as 'Extreme' to 'Very High' across most of the state according to the Minnesota Fire Marshall. Burning is prohibited across the central part of the state, and we are all being asked to help prevent a wildfire from starting. Here are some things to think about:

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Red Flag Fire Warning In Effect For Minnesota This Afternoon

A Red Flag Warning is in effect for Northern and Western Minnesota today, issued by the National Weather Service to alert us to extreme fire danger. Strong winds, low humidities, and dry conditions will combine to set the stage for 'critical fire weather conditions.'

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Sold Out Target Field Ready For Today’s Home Opener

Target Field comes alive for another summer of baseball today as the Minnesota Twins (1-5) take the field in Minneapolis for the first time in 2015, hosting the Kansas City Royals (6-0) this afternoon.

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Red Flag Fire Warning In Effect For Minnesota Today

A Red Flag Warning is in effect for most of Minnesota today, issued by the National Weather Service to alert us to extreme fire danger. Strong winds, low humidities, and dry conditions combine to set the stage for 'critical fire weather conditions.'

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Nat Geo Names Grand Marais Among Top U.S. Adventure Towns

National Geographic has built what they call the ultimate state-by-state guide to the Top-100 adventure towns in America -- and included on the list is Grand Marais, Minnesota; on the north shore of Lake Superior in the state's arrowhead region.

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Minnesota Awarded Major League Soccer Franchise

Major League Soccer (MLS) has awarded a franchise to Minnesota! The official announcement was made this morning (March 25) at a press conference at Target Field in Minneapolis.

The franchise has been awarded to an ownership group that includes Dr. Bill McGuire, owner of Minneapolis-base

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