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Minnesota Dentist Who Illegally Killed Lion in Zimbabwe Issues Public Statement

Walter Palmer, the dentist from Minnesota who allegedly bribed park rangers in Zimbabwe to let him hunt and kill a beloved and protected lion, has released a public statement in which he denies any intentional wrongdoing but also expresses regret for his actions.

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Minnesota’s Youngest Mayor to Retire and Help Younger Brother Campaign [VIDEO]

I've always thought this story was so cute!

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Vote Now For Your Favorite Sing-Along At The Minnesota State Fair

The Great Minnesota Get Together is in need of your help. They are looking for sing-along songs to add to the Great Sing-Along playlist. Vote for your favorite sing-along and it might be sung by thousands of people at the Minnesota State Fair.

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Eric Decker Makes Trip Back to Cold Spring and Donates Deck to Baseball Park

Cold Spring native and New York Jets wide receiver made a trip back to Cold Spring for his 10-year high school reunion and make a big donation to a local baseball park.

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Northern Lights May Be Visible Across Central Minnesota Again Tonight

A strong solar storm on the surface of the sun has sent waves of magnetic plasma streaming towards earth for the past couple of days -- and one of the effects could be a spectacular show across the Minnesota sky tonight; in the form of the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis.

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Minneapolis Among Top-10 Baseball Cities In America (Really?)

This Twins' season has been fun so far, but the past few seasons have been laughable. In a word, bad. In two words, really bad. Turns out it doesn't matter. According to WalletHub, Minneapolis is one of the top-ten cities in America for baseball fans.

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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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