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Minnesota Cigarette Prices Increase January 1, 2016

It's going to cost Minnesota smokers more to light up in 2016. An automatic inflationary adjustment to the state's excise tax will take effect tomorrow (Friday). It means Minnesotans will be paying more for cigarettes in the new year.

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Chad Taylor
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Hillary Clinton Visits Minnesota to Discuss Recent Terrorist Attack [VIDEO]

I had the pleasure of covering former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to the University of Minnesota on Tuesday afternoon.

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UPDATE: Relatives Say Body Found in Mississippi River is Missing Monticello Man

According to his relatives, the body found in the Mississippi River Thursday morning is that of a missing Monticello man.

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We’re In For A Much Warmer Winter Than Last Year

With temps starting to dip into the mid-30's overnight, the winter blues are starting to hit most of us. We may be seeing this current type of weather for a few more months!

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Category: State News, weather
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Minnesota Included in The Happiest States in America

They looked at 25 factors like crime rates,how much sleep people get, how many hours they work, and how much time they spend outdoors.

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Teague Resigns From Position As Gophers AD

Norwood Teague announced Friday morning that he is resigning from his position as Athletic Director at the University of Minnesota.

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Category: Sports, State News
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Stolen Ruby “Oz” Slippers Reward Update

The $1 million reward offered for information about the stolen 'Ruby Slippers' by an Arizona-based “Wizard of Oz” fan -- who wants anonymity – has announced an expiration date.

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Brainerd Chamber: ‘We’re Still Open for Family Vacations’

The Brainerd Lakes Area is still open for the family vacations and fun time. That's the message from Brainerd Lakes Chamber president Matt Kilian. He says storms that tore through the Brainerd area on Sunday night closed some resorts and displaced more than 900 vacationers around Gull Lake.

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$1 Million Reward for Information Leading to Stolen Ruby Slippers

An anonymous donor is putting up $1 million dollar reward for information leading to the recovery of Judy Garland's famous ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz."

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C. Willi Myles
C. Willi Myles
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Minnesota State Fair Announces Free Entertainment Lineup

The Minnesota State Fair runs August 27th through September 7th.

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Twins Come Back To Keep Streak Alive Monday

The Twins host Oakland again on Tuesday night. Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 on AM 1240 WJON, with first pitch set for 7:10.

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Category: Sports, State News
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Higher Fines For Those Texting While Driving in Minnesota

Minnesota House lawmakers embraced a plan to raise fines for people caught more than one time reading, composing and sending messages from wireless devices while driving.

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