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Charges: Minn. Plant Worker got Immigrants fake IDs

An employee of a Minnesota slaughterhouse is accused of arranging false identifications this year for at least a dozen people.
Thirty-one-year-old Mireya Reyes of Fairfax is charged in federal court with five felony counts of aiding and abetting the misuse of Social Security numbers while employed with Triple J Family Farms near Buffalo Lake.

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2 Suspects in Custody for Stabbing Death on Fond du Lac Reservation

A second suspect has been arrested in the weekend stabbing death on the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation west of Duluth.
The 31-year-old husband of the woman who was fatally stabbed Sunday in Stoney Brook Township was arrested Monday. Authorities said Wednesday a 21-year-old woman from the same township is also in custody.

Plea Entered in Rochester DUI Crash that Killed 9-Year-Old Boy

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A man accused of driving the wrong way on a Rochester street while intoxicated and causing a fatal crash has entered a plea to vehicular homicide charges.
Gerald Mohs entered a Norgaard plea of guilty Tuesday, meaning he doesn't remember the events, but acknowledges the state has sufficient evidence for a conviction.

DNR to Present Mille Lacs Fish Diet Study

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Fisheries officials will give a presentation in Aitkin about a study of what fish eat in Mille Lacs Lake and how much food is consumed by predator fish in the popular east-central Minnesota lake.

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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.

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

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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.