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Early Autopsy Results Show Austin Doctor Crashed His Bike

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Preliminary autopsy results show an Austin doctor died after crashing his bike while wearing a helmet.
    

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OSHA Inspects Willmar Jennie-O Turkey Plant after Workers Get Sick

Jennie-O Foods Inc. plant in Willmar - Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Bobak Ha'Eri

An Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspector is trying to determine whether any federal safety violations occurred at the Jennie-O turkey processing plant in Willmar where more than a dozen employees were sickened.
    

DNR: Conservative Deer Season will Lower Harvest

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The deer hunting season is coming up quickly, and this year the harvest limit may be the lowest it’s been since the early 1980s.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources big game program leader Leslie McInenly says the harvest could come in around 120,000; last year, 170,000 deer were harvested.

Parents Unhappy with iPad Financial Burden at Chisago Lakes Schools

Some parents in the Chisago Lakes School District are not happy the district has asked them to buy electronic tablets, such as iPads, for their children's classrooms. 

The district sent home letters last spring that indicate the electronic tablets are "required" for all eighth grade students at Chisago Lakes Middle School. 

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Charges Filed after St. Cloud Man Asked Child to Come Home with Him

Lawrence Danzl, 66 - Photo: Stearns County Jail

Authorities have charged a St. Cloud man who they say put his finger in the mouth of a 3-year-old girl at the city library and asked her to come home with him.
    

Minnesota Cities Face Truck Shortage for Road Salt

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Cities in the St. Cloud area are facing a shortage of trucks for hauling road salt amid an extended construction season.
    

Duluth Man Sentenced in Daughter's Suffocation

Christopher Dennis Peterson - Photo: WDIO-TV

The father of a 13-month-old girl has pleaded guilty to suffocating her out of frustration with her crying.
    
Christopher Dennis Peterson, 30, of Duluth, entered his plea Monday in St. Louis County District Court to a count of second-degree murder. His plea agreement calls for the maximum 40-year prison sentence.