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Minnesota Legislators spend the day in recess Video included

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Minnesota lawmakers have been in recess since 3:10 p.m. on Tuesday,  just ten minutes after being back in session. 

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UPDATE: Road back open after semis catch fire in Eveleth

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City crews have finished cleaning up a gas leak and Hat Trick Avenue in Eveleth is back open after two semi trucks caught fire early Wednesday morning.

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GOP expects to vote on UW budget Thursday

Republicans who control the Legislature's powerful finance committee are now saying they expect to vote on the University of Wisconsin System budget later this week.

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IRRRB approves budget

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Iron Range lawmakers approved a budget for the IRRRB next year. 

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Making a Difference: Faith's Lodge Video included

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It's the hardest thing a parent could encounter - The death of a child. It puts you on a journey of grief that will last your entire life and one Duluth family says they started on that journey on April 21, 2016 when their infant son died from SIDS.

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Officials give tips to avoid home gas explosions Video included

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Propane and natural gas are two chemicals used widely in the Northland for heat. But, if you're unaware of how to detect a possible leak, one mistake could be enough to level your home.  

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Suspect connected to heroin bust in Duluth pleads guilty

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One of three suspects, facing charges in a drug bust of 51 grams of heroin, has pleaded guilty. Jillian Graves admitted to 5th degree possession of a controlled substance.

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Twin Ports reacts to proposed elimination of community block grants Video included

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As lawmakers in St. Paul continued to debate the state budget, congress took its first peak at President Trump's federal budget.  One of the more controversial aspects of this proposed budget is an elimination of community block development grants. 

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Kidnapped teen released from hospital

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The Carlton County Sheriff's office says the victim - who is a 17-year-old boy - was tied to a char, hit over the head with a pistol, and had the word "snitch"  carved into his chest with a sharp object. 

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Gov. Snyder signs changes to copper mining regulations

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Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law changes to the regulation of Michigan copper mines.

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Jury trial for Bemidji Middle School Assistant Principal postponed

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34-year-old Brandon Bjerkness is charged with two felony counts of soliciting children to engage in sexual conduct. 

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Woman pleads guilty to burglary

48-year-old Cindy Jo Libby was arrested on charges related to an arson in January, however arson charges have been dropped.

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Man charged with strangulation, battery

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Morris remains in jail on $10,000 cash bail.

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UPDATE: 72-year-old woman killed in Bayfield County crash

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Authorities say 72-year-old Linda Brown of Bayfield died when her northbound car was hit head-on by a southbound truck on State Highway 13 around eleven Monday morning. 

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Aurora business, property owner fined more than one million dollars by MPCA

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Cich, Anderson and J&D Services must pay a civil penalty of $677,072, reimburse the state $316,035 for waste cleanup and disposal as well as $67,000 in attorney's fees.

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Sir Roger Moore dead at age 89

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Roger Moore, a British actor known for his role as James Bond, has died at the age of 89. 

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Judge: Sound engineer can't publish unreleased Prince tracks

A sound engineer who worked with Prince is barred from publishing or disseminating any unreleased recordings that compromise the late superstar's work.

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UPDATE: MN Legislature needs overtime to finish budget

Minnesota legislative leaders say they'll call a special session to finish the state budget after they miss Monday's midnight deadline to finalize a new spending package.

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Twin Cities man dies during race in Cook County

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A Twin Cities man is dead after he collapsed during a race in Cook County. 

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Duluth City Council nixes backyard paving Video included

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The Duluth City Council nixed changes to an ordinance that would have required landlords, business owners, and homeowners to pave their backyard parking spots.  

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NEW DETAILS: Wrenshall house fire location confirmed as the same location of previous alleged hostage situation Video included

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The teen had the word "snitch" carved into his chest. 

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Neighbors of destroyed Wrenshall home fear the house's problems will continue to plague their street Video included

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A Wrenshall home is at the center of two investigations after an early morning fire Monday. Neighbor James Dennie said the sound of sirens startled him awake in the morning. "We never did see the fire but there were quite a few trucks that went in and filled up so we knew there was something going on in that area," he said. But when he found out where those trucks were headed he wasn't surprised.  "They [the sheriff's office] were watching that place,...

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Ride-on toy recalled after malfunction causes crashes

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Dynacraft is recalling thousands of ride-on toys. 

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Snapchat to add another new feature

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Snapchat has a new way to share stories with friends. 

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Walmart to protect military employees from pay cut

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Walmart announced a new pay policy aimed at making sure employees do not take pay cuts for serving in the military. 

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