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Hundreds of Hogs Die in Southern Minnesota Fire

A barn fire in southern Minnesota has killed hundreds of hogs.
    
The fire broke out Monday at a farm about 12 miles northwest of Austin.
    
Freeborn County Chief Sheriff's Deputy Glen Strom says owner Dennis Magnuson had 6,000 hogs at the site in three barns. Only one barn caught fire, and it was a total loss.

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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.
    

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.

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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.

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.