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Iron Range Festival aims to teach sustainable living Video included

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It's one of the largest events of it's kind in Northeastern Minnesota. 

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Mental health first aid training teaches community leaders to intervene Video included

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When you think of first aid training bandages, ice and CPR are probably the tools that come to mind but those won't help out in every emergency. A Grand Rapids group instead trained to respond to a type of crisis that's more difficult to spot. 

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ASK A TROOPER: Bumper height law and tire size

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Question: I want to install a lift kit and put bigger tires on my pickup. I want to comply with all the state laws. What is a bumper height law and the law about tires that extend out past the fenders? 

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Veterans Committee commits to finding vandals - "I take it as an insult" Video included

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Trees at the Ely Veterans Area Memorial were cut and broken recently in a rash of vandalism.  

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Ely Veteran's Area Memorial to receive 15 trees to replace vandalized trees

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The trees are valued at $1,500, and officials say they will need help raising money to replace them.

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Minnesota lawmakers consider making student fees optional

Minnesota lawmakers working to finalize a spending plan for state public colleges and universities are discussing whether student fees that are paid in addition to tuition should be optional.

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Babbitt teen sentenced to probation for having sexual contact with minor

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An 18-year-old Babbitt man will spend the next seven years on probation after pleading guilty to having sexual contact with a child under the age of 13.

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Both parties in dismissed Virginia school district lawsuit claiming victory Video included

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Both sides of a lawsuit surrounding a transgender student in the Virginia Public School District are declaring victory - after the lawsuit was dismissed. It all started in the locker room. 

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Grand Rapids woman dies as a result of fire-related injuries

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A Grand Rapids woman has died of fire-related injuries. 

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Coast Guard warns of cold water temperatures on the Great Lakes

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Over the weekend, water rescues were performed on three of the five Great Lakes, with one person suffering from hypothermia.

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Legislature returns with budget battles to bridge

Minnesota lawmakers are returning from a weeklong break with their eyes on the budget.

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Highway 53 Relocation Project forces detours throughout the Iron Range Video included

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The Highway 53 relocation project on the Iron Range is nearing 70% complete.

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Criminals with mental illness assisted by mental health courts

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More than half  the people in American jails and prisons suffer from mental illness, making  the U-S Department of Justice the nation's largest psychiatric hospital. 

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