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Dog Sworn in as Mayor of Minnesota Town

The village of Cormorant is taking things a step further. Its new mayor is Duke the Dog, a 7-year-old Pyrenees.

Duke was sworn in Saturday morning for his one-year term. He won’t get a salary, but he will get a year’s supply of Kibble for his service.

Cormorant is located about 3 1/2 hours northwest of the Twin Cities, just south of Detroit Lakes.

Minn. National Guard Soldiers Attacked in Afghanistan Adjust to Life at Home

Members of a Minnesota National Guard unit that was attacked on their base in Afghanistan by a suicide bomber this past winter met Saturday in Anoka to learn how to re-integrate into society.

Milaca Man Dies after Head-On Collision in Isanti County

A 75-year-old Milaca man died after a car veered into his lane and collided with him head on Friday in Isanti County.

The incident happened west of Cambridge on Highway 47 at Highway 95 around noon.

Capitol Christmas Tree to be Cut from Chippewa National Forest this Fall

This year's United States Capitol Christmas tree is selected and will be cut from the Chippewa National Forest in Minnesota this fall.

Domestic-Violence Victim Shoots, Kills Assaulter

Pope County authorities say an apparent victim of domestic violence shot and killed a man who allegedly assaulted her for more than five hours and repeatedly threatened to kill her.
    
The medical examiner's office in Anoka County says 25-year-old Anthony Ray Tullis died Wednesday from a gunshot wound.
    

American Flag Burnings Spark Outrage in Winona

The American flag is under attack in Winona.

Danny Hauser has an eagle in his front yard, a grandson who was in the Army, and an American flag out front "to respect our country, for all our veterans and servicemen that are protecting our country," he said.

The problem is, someone lit the flag on fire.