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Train Cars Carrying Grain Derail in Mankato

Six cars of a Union Pacific train that was heading to St. Paul went off the tracks in Mankato.
    
The Mankato Free Press reports the train was not carrying hazardous materials and there were no injuries when the derailment happened about 2:30 a.m. Thursday.
    

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Storm Snarls Travel in Parts of Minnesota, Cold on its Way for Turkey Day

The recent snow is creating some difficult driving conditions on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

Minn. Officials Offer Warning About Home Fires During Holiday Season

Officials are warning Minnesotans as we enter a historically dangerous season.

With the temperatures dropping and the holidays coming up, people can be at greater risk for house fires. Cooking, heating and open flames were the most common causes of structure fires in 2013, according to a report recently released by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

Mayo Clinic Expansion Plan Needs Legislative Help

The financing plan for a massive expansion of Mayo Clinic needs a tweak from state legislators.

Though the fix is relatively small, some legislators worry the Destination Medical Center could be delayed by politics, and uncertainty is creating problems for Rochester officials and developers.

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Minn. Hunters Register 111K Deer Through 3rd Weekend

Minnesota hunters have registered 111,000 deer through the third and last weekend of the firearms deer season, a drop of 31,000 from the same period a year ago.

But the lower harvest is by design. Regulations were put in place to make more deer - especially does - off-limits to increase Minnesota's deer herd.

Rural Minn. Animal Shelters in Need of Food, Monetary Donations

An animal shelter in Central Minnesota is overwhelmed by abandoned dogs and cats, and they are short on supplies to take care of them.

Walking through the Morrison County Humane Society you notice dozens of kittens. In the next room, there are cages of abandoned or neglected dogs.

Identities Released in Rochester Murder-Suicide

Bradley Higgins - Photo: Facebook

Rochester police say a 49-year-old man shot his 9-year-old daughter and then turned the gun on himself Sunday afternoon. 

KTTC-TV reports the man was identified as Bradley Higgins and the girl was identified as Mackenzie Higgins.