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Aggressive Flu Strain Arrives Early And Spreads Rapidly Through U.S.
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What’s Minnesota’s Most Googled Health Problem?

As the health care debate rages on, the teams at HighSpeedInternet.com and Medicare Health Plans decided to team up to identify what health condition each state was most concerned about according to Google. Can you guess what they found for Minnesota?

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Sheriff on Mink Release: These Nitwits are not Concerned with Animals

The investigation into the release of up to 40,000 mink near Eden Valley continues, but no arrests have been made yet.

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St. Joseph Park Going to the Dogs

After years of planning, St. Joseph dog owners are finally getting a dog park in their town. The city council approved the plan during Monday night's meeting.

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Risk of West Nile Virus Grows as Hot, Dry Weather Sets In

An epidemiologist with the Minnesota Department of Health says it's time to start thinking about West Nile Virus.

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Northern Light’s May Be Visible from St. Cloud Tonight

NOAA's Space Prediction Center is saying that the Northern Lights may be visible from parts of Minnesota overnight tonight. Skies are expected to be mostly clear across Central Minnesota which would make for good viewing.

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Convoy of More than 50 Tow Trucks Honors MN Gas Station Owner

A convoy of more than 50 tow trucks left a Minneapolis gas station to send the son of one of its founders on his final journey. Steve Williams was the son of Bobby Williams, a co-founder of the Bobby and Steve's Auto World chain, and owned several franchises in the family business.

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Camp Ripley Hosting 2017 National Guard Best Warrior Competition [VIDEO]

The best soldiers in the National Guard will be at Camp Ripley showing what they've got over the next week.

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Tick Numbers Normal Despite Early Start to Season

An early start to the tick season has not led to more ticks this summer or more tick activity, for that matter. Elizabeth Schiffman is an Epidemiologist with the Minnesota Department of Health. She says that's good news as we exit peak tick season.

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Weather Service Confirms Damage was Caused by Tornado

The National Weather Service has confirmed storm damage in the Columbus and Forest Lake area was caused by a tornado. Forecasters say the EF-1 twister was on the ground for nearly 9 miles early Wednesday morning.

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X Games Gear Up for Indoor Competition at U.S. Bank Stadium

The X Games have arrived in Minneapolis. The extreme-sport event takes place Thursday through Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium, the first time it's being held at an NFL stadium.

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People beat the heat at Warner Lake Park. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
People beat the heat at Warner Lake Park. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Minnesota Parents Worried About Fewer Lifeguards on Beaches

Parents say they're concerned about the lack of lifeguards on some Minnesota beaches after a child recently drowned at a lake nearly 10 miles southeast of St Paul.

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Burgeoning Craft Beer Industry Creates Niche Market For Limited Release Beers
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MN Craft Brews Rock the U.S. Open Beer Championships

Check out who won a medal at the U.S. Open Beer Championships (it's a thing!) and vote for YOUR favorite Minnesota craft brew!

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