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Nat'l Expert Presents Study on Effectiveness of Minnesota's DWI Courts

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New findings are expected to be released Wednesday on the effectiveness of Minnesota’s DWI courts.

The programs are part of the criminal justice system and include drug and alcohol treatment with the hope of cutting down on repeat offenses.

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Minnesota Firearms Hunters Register 102,000 Deer

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Minnesota hunters have registered 102,000 deer through the second weekend of the main firearms deer season.
The Department of Natural Resources says that's down 31,000 through the same period last year. Adding in special hunts and archery, the DNR says the total harvest so far this season is 115,000 deer, down 32,500 from the same point last season.

Stranded on a Snowy Highway? Here's What to Do

Stranded on the median, Angel Abendano, left, and Santiago Cuevas wait for assistance after losing control of their vehicle on the Pennyrile Parkway Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 after the first snow storm of the season dropped upwards of 5 inches of snow and ice - Photo: AP/The Gleaner, Mike Lawrence

Heavy snow has stranded many motorists on a western New York highway. Some tips on what to do if you find yourself stuck in the snow:
- Pull off the highway and make yourself visible to rescuers. Turn on hazard lights and tie a bright cloth to your antenna or door handle.

Delegation Members want Hibbing VA Inquiry

Several members of Minnesota's congressional delegation are calling for an investigation of alleged misconduct at a Veterans' Affairs clinic in Hibbing.

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Dunkin Donuts to Build New Store in Brainerd

Dunkin Donuts is making its way across Minnesota, and this time, it's in Brainerd.

The Brainerd City Council voted Monday night to approve the new drive through restaurant. The company will tear down the existing building at the site and rebuild.

In addition to the drive-up window, there will be seating for up to 19 people. It will have 11 parking spaces.

MnDOT Unveils Plan for Iron Range Highway Reroute

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced its preferred route for relocating U.S. Highway 53 to make way for a mine expansion on the Iron Range, and it would include one of the highest bridges in the state.

Wisconsin Man Hospitalized after Rock Flies Through Windshield on I-35

A western Wisconsin man was taken to the hospital after a rock sailed through his windshield and hit him in the chest as he was driving on Interstate 35.

The incident happened around 11:20 p.m. Sunday in Duluth.