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OWATONNA — The City of Owatonna moved a step closer to limiting access to tobacco products when an ordinance change that would raise the tobacco sales age from 18 to 21 was placed on the city council’s August calendar.

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Airline union leaders and a famed former pilot said Wednesday that Boeing made mistakes while developing the 737 Max, and the biggest was not telling anybody about new flight-control software so pilots could train for it.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Former top White House adviser Hope Hicks on Wednesday refused to answer questions related to her time in the White House in an interview with the House Judiciary Committee, dimming Democrats’ chances of obtaining new or substantive information about President Donald Trump …

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OWATONNA — The North Market, a farmers market offered in the parking lot of Grace Baptist Church, opened for the season Tuesday with vendors offering products ranging from cookies and other sweet treats to strawberries and Mangalitsa pork.

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ST. PAUL — Minnesota farm and food industry groups on Tuesday, June 18 pressed U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Steve Censky for answers about a possible end to ongoing trade fights between the United States and China, as well as Canada and Mexico.

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump jabbed at the press and poked the political establishment he ran against in 2016 as he kicked off his reelection campaign with a grievance-filled rally focused more on settling scores than laying out his agenda for a possible second term.

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MINNEAPOLIS — The attorney for the Maplewood woman imprisoned for murder in the drug overdose deaths of three men says she will plead guilty Friday to the remaining two murder charges she faces.

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A John Deere 6400 tractor rumbled through a University of Minnesota Morris research field earlier this month pulling a chisel plow and making some history.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump could have a tough time making good on his threat to deport millions of people living in the U.S. illegally. But maybe that wasn’t his point.

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BLOOMING PRAIRIE — During Monday’s Blooming Prairie school board meeting, Patrick Gordon, executive director of the Zumbro Education District, explained the needs and plans for a new ZED building that would bring all programming under one roof.

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DULUTH — Federal prosecution of new criminal cases involving human trafficking in Minnesota and Wisconsin remained steady or dropped slightly from 2017 to 2018, according to an international organization tracking such numbers.

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A multi-jurisdictional investigation involving the Owatonna Police, and Steele and Goodhue County Sheriff’s departments helped lead to the arrest and guilty pleas by two Wabasha County brothers who admitted Tuesday to a string of home invasions, one that brought about the death of one of the…

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Corn and soybean prices are rising as a result of wet conditions that delayed spring planting in much of the Midwest, creating uncertainty about this year’s harvest. The situation may be propitious for Minnesota crop farmers because they’ve been able to plant.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is not seeking conflict with Iran and its military buildup in the Persian Gulf is aimed entirely at deterring Iranian aggression and threats to U.S. interests and international shipping, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday.

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OWATONNA — At Saturday’s Harry Wenger Marching Band Festival, Henry Sibley, with their “Happy Camper” routine, was named grand champion, while Lake City took the people’s choice award.

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OWATONNA — For years, a booming sound echoed throughout the fairgrounds twice a day. When it went off, people stopped in their tracks and watched in awe as a man would get launched into the air, fly across the midway, and miraculously land safely in a net completely unharmed. Every single time.

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OWATONNA — More than a dozen high school marching bands from around the state paraded through the streets of Owatonna Saturday during the 10th annual Harry Wenger Marching Band Festival, and while all the bands are appreciated, naturally the most-rousing ovations are reserved for the hometow…

NEW YORK (AP) — A decade after seemingly wrapping up "The Hunger Games," Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem. A prequel, set 64 years before the beginning of her multimillion-selling trilogy, is coming next year.

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will surpass the uranium-stockpile limit set by its nuclear deal in the next 10 days, an official said Monday, raising pressure on Europeans trying to save the accord a year after the U.S. withdrawal lit the fuse for the heightened tensions now between Tehran and Was…

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ST. PAUL — A recent spike in drug overdoses can serve as a reminder for Minnesota businesses about an opioid response toolkit unveiled last year geared to them.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For decades, Minnesota has resisted allowing cameras in courtrooms for the usual arguments — lawyers would grandstand, witnesses would be intimidated, decorum would be disrupted if public proceedings were recorded and broadcast.

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MEDFORD — After 2018’s Medford Fire Relief 5k run/walk was delayed by nearly an hour due to thunderstorms, organizers, volunteers, runners, and walkers were pleased this year to see sunny skies and temperatures in the 60s Saturday morning.

OWATONNA — Owatonna-based Federated Insurance has been named one of the top workplaces in the state of Minnesota and its CEO and chairman of the board, Jeff Fetters, named the top CEO for large companies in the state.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York eliminated the religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren Thursday, as the nation’s worst measles outbreak in decades prompts states to reconsider giving parents ways to opt out of immunization rules.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that “of course” he would go to the FBI or the attorney general if a foreign power offered him dirt about an opponent. It was an apparent walkback from his earlier comments that he might not contact law enforcement in such a situation.

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