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Monday’s Solar Eclipse: 3 Things You Should Know

The total solar eclipse set to take place this Monday, August 21, is a rare, almost magical treat for anyone interested by what's up there in the sky and how it works. NASA has been preparing for the celestial event, and we wanted to share a few key pieces to help you better enjoy and understand what's about to happen.

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Powerball Jackpot Expected To Reach A Whopping Record-Breaking 1.5 Billion Dollars
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Powerball Jackpot Grows to $650 Million (2nd Largest Ever)

The Powerball jackpot has grown to the second largest total in history, with Wednesday's estimated jackpot at $650 million. No one has won the Powerball jackpot since June 10th.

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Justin LaBounty WJON
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Thousands Come Out For Annual Clearwater Rodeo

It looked like the entire city of Clearwater and then some came out for the annual Clearwater Rodeo.

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Photo Courtesy of Richard LaBounty
Photo Courtesy of Richard LaBounty
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First of It’s Kind McDonald’s Comes to Minnesota

A new McDonald's in Fridley will have self-order kiosks where you will order and pay for your food.

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10 Things That Seem Weird to People Not From Central Minnesota

Every region has their weird little ticks and traditions. Central Minnesota and the St. Cloud area are no different!

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Powerball Lottery Reaches $500 Million
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Saturday’s Powerball Jackpot Grows To $510 Million

No ticket matched all the numbers in Wednesday night's $430 million Powerball drawing -- setting the stage for a jackpot that officials anticipate will be over half-billion dollar mark, as the prize for Saturday night's drawing grows to an estimated $510 million. Good luck!

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Benton County To Test Civil Defense Sirens

Don't be alarmed if you hear sirens throughout Benton County Thursday. The Benton County Sheriff's Office will be testing their civil defense sirens at 1:00 p.m.

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Beware of Amazon Purchased Sunglasses to Watch Eclipse

If you purchased special sunglasses from Amazon to watch next week's solar eclipse, you may be in for a refund from Amazon.

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Photo: Richard Leguil, WJON
Photo: Richard Leguil, WJON
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St. Cloud Man Swims Across Lake Mille Lacs [Watch]

A St. Cloud man swam 14 miles in roughly ten hours Monday to bring attention to our state's natural resources.

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Total Eclipse of the Sun to Happen Next Week

We are only a week away from witnessing a total eclipse of the sun. This is the first one to take place since 1979.

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A Flock of Hummingbirds…Charming! [Watch]

It's a crazy world. Decompress and chill with some video and facts about hummingbirds!

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What’s a Minnesotan’s Odds of Winning the Powerball?

The Powerball Jackpot is at a whopping $205 million dollars, which is A LOT of money. But what are the odds of one of us winning?

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