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  • DNR officials: Bears been roaming Rochester area

    ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) – Wildlife officials say black bears have been seen roaming the Rochester area. Don Nelson, wildlife supervisor for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, says the DNR has received calls about bears …

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    05 Jul 12
  • Minnesota drownings are up this summer

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The number of summer drownings in Minnesota is one of the highest statewide in a decade. According to data through July 1 by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, at …

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    05 Jul 12
  • More On Rush City Boy’s Drowning

    (Rush City, MN) — Authorities in Chisago County say a five-year-old boy drowned at Round Lake. Investigators believe that Matthew Siefert of Rush City had gone down to a dock to get a life jacket …

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    05 Jul 12
  • GOVERNOR DAYTON PROCLAIMS HEROES WEEKEND IN THE STATE OF MINNESOTA

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn- On June 22, 2012, Governor Mark Dayton signed a proclamation declaring July 27-29 as Heroes Weekend in the State of Minnesota. Post 9/11 veterans, active duty servicemen and women and their families will …

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    03 Jul 12
  • Boater missing on Forest Lake

    STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) – Search crews are looking for a missing boater on Forest Lake in Washington County. Forest Lake police say an empty pontoon boat was found drifting on the lake Monday afternoon and …

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    03 Jul 12
  • Body of canoeist recovered from Centerville Lake

    ANOKA, Minn. (AP) – Authorities have recovered the body of a St. Paul man who fell from a canoe in an Anoka County lake. The body of 21-year-old Thai Vang was found about 4 p.m. …

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    03 Jul 12
  • Southern Beltrami Co. hit hard by storms

    BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) – Emergency managers say severe storms in southern Beltrami County have knocked down thousands of trees and caused extensive damage to utility lines. County sheriff’s officials are urging residents not to travel …

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    03 Jul 12
  • Minnesota inmates can now receive email

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota’s prison system has finally moved into the electronic age with inmate email – at least partially. Beginning Monday, inmates in the state’s 10 prisons can receive messages from family …

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    03 Jul 12