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Mankato Woman Sentenced in Forced Labor Case

A Mankato woman has been sentenced to serve a year and a day in prison in a forced labor case.
The U.S. Justice Department says 59-year-old Tieu Tran will be on supervised probation for a year after her release.
Tran pleaded guilty in March to one count of forced labor trafficking.

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Group Concerned About Bee Population Calls for Stop to Use of Some Pesticides

Minnesotans concerned about declining bee populations are on a mission to stop the use of some pesticides in the state.

A group in support of pollinators gifted the Minnesota Department of Agriculture on Tuesday with a basket of food and honey to thank them for the work they've done to increase bee habitats.

Window Broken Again at St. Cloud Islamic Center

A window was broken Monday at the Islamic Center in St. Cloud - Photo: Courtesty of Mohamoud Mohamed

The Islamic Center in St. Cloud has been vandalized for a second time this month, St. Cloud police said.

A window was broken Monday night.

The mosque has been vandalized three different times including Dec. 4.

Red Wing Boy Dies While Hunting in Wisconsin

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Authorities say a Red Wing boy died while hunting in western Wisconsin.
Red Wing Superintendent Karsten Anderson sent a message to parents Monday alerting them that staff and students were informed Monday of the death of the eighth-grader.

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Man Charged in Fatal Attack on Shopper at Duluth Grocery Store

Thirty-five-year-old Jesse Dahlstrom - Photo: St. Louis County Sheriff's Office

A judge in St. Louis County has set bail at $1 million for a man accused of fatally stabbing a shopper at a Duluth grocery store.
Thirty-five-year-old Jesse Dahlstrom is charged with premeditated first-degree murder in the death of 75-year-old Sally Marie Pionk of Proctor.

2 Charged after Shots Fired into Car with Child Inside Near St. Cloud

Deandre Jones - Photo: Stearns County

Two men were charged in Stearns County after numerous shots were fired at a vehicle, injuring one and missing a child inside.

Jonathon Hanson of St. Cloud is charged with one count of attempted first-degree murder, three counts of second-degree assault and one count of felon in possession of a firearm.

Snow Means Slick Roads, Slow Commute

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December is back.

Roads are slick across the Twin Cities metro and western and central Minnesota as temperatures continued to drop and a storm moved into Minnesota overnight. Roads were icy Tuesday morning after about an inch of snow covered metro roads.