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Mahnomen, MN

Photo: Near-blizzard conditions in northwest Minnesota. View on Highway 59 near Mahnomen - Minnesota DOT

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Minnesota, US

Senior adviser to Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says Dayton's fainting incident was 'most likely' dehydration;' Dayton hospitalized overnight as precaution - Minnesota Public Radio

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Minnesota, US

Minnesota Gov. Dayton taken hospital after fainting at event in Woodbury, Minn. - CBS Minnesota

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Zika virus outbreak 2016

Minnesota health officials say Anoka County woman contracted Zika virus, showed symptoms after Honduras trip; expected to make full recovery - KARE

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Train derailment in Houston County, Minn.

Editor's note: There's no confirmation whether the derailed train in Minnesota is a passenger or freight train, but given that it's in the early hours of the morning there it's likely it's not a passenger train. We're trying to get confirmation of this. - David

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Jamar Clark shot by Minneapolis police, November 2015

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says 30 state patrol officers will help handle Black Lives Matter protest at Mall of America Wednesday afternoon; activists say hundreds may participate - @AP

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al-Shabaab

State Department says Minnesota man suspected of recruiting for al-Shabab surrenders in Somalia - @kare11

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Minnesota medical marijuana bill

Minnesota to expand medical marijuana eligibility conditions to include chronic pain - @AP

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Iowa, US

Heavy snow likely across parts of South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa over next 3-6 hours - @NWSSPC

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Jamar Clark shot by Minneapolis police, November 2015

Minnesota Gov. Dayton says rumor that he's called in the National Guard to Minneapolis is 'totally incorrect;' says he hasn't considered it - @RachelSB

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Minnesota, US

Police: 2 teenage girls missing since 2013 found on farm in western Minnesota; mother was arrested in Florida in October but refused to provide information on daughters' whereabouts - @KSTP

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Jamar Clark shot by Minneapolis police, November 2015

Minnesota investigators: Man shot by Minneapolis police officer has died - @AP

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Jamar Clark shot by Minneapolis police, November 2015

Minnesota to conduct parallel investigation in addition to federal probe into Minneapolis police shooting - @StribJany

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obituaries

Department store magnate and Target co-founder Bruce Dayton dies at 97; was father of Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton - @StarTribune

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Illinois, US

Brett Anthony Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Chestnuts in Whole Foods Brand Wild Mushroom Soup Sold in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota and Nebraska Stores

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Minnesota, US

Federal judge orders Minnesota to reevaluate sex offenders in forced treatment for possible discharge - @dhmontgomery

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Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, US

More: Minnesota's Mayo Clinic had confirmed Thursday that Dalai Lama was there for medical evaluation - @AP

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American dentist kills protected ZImbabwe lion

Walter Palmer, Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion, enters his office without comment - @AP

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weather

Map: Tornado watch issued for areas in central, southern Minnesota, far southeastern South Dakota, northeast Nebraska and northwest Iowa until 11 pm CT - @weatherchannel

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American dentist kills protected ZImbabwe lion

Notice: The Minnesota dental office of lion hunter Walter Palmer reopens, says Palmer is not on site; media told there will be no comment, and, 'The employees and patients want to get back to business as usual' - @mplstvguy

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