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Man Held 13 Months Too Long in Minnesota Sues Prison System

A 33-year-old man is suing the federal Bureau of Prisons for leaving him imprisoned in Rochester for an extra 13 months.

Jermaine Hickman, who was convicted in 2007 of bank robbery, had a calculated release date of Oct. 11, 2012 from the Federal Medical Center.

The Star Tribune reports he walked free Nov. 21, 2013.

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Minnesota Communities Use Unique Tactics to Recruit Volunteer Firefighters

Cities across the metro are struggling with a shortage of volunteer firefighters.

Volunteer firefighters are vital to departments both in the suburbs and rural areas, so departments across the metro are now trying some unique recruiting tactics to keep interest red hot.

Mackey and Judd Debut the 2-Minute Drill: Wild Expectations, Twins Miguel Sano

Phil Mackey and Judd Zulgad of 1500 ESPN radio debut the Mackey and Judd 2-Minute Drill, discussing the biggest sports talkers of the day.

After a dominating win Thursday night against Colorado, Mackey and Judd sat down to talk about the expectations surrounding the Minnesota Wild this season.

Buckle Up – Extra Seat Belt Enforcement Begins

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Drivers, remember to buckle up! Extra seat belt enforcement begins this weekend as part of the Click It or Ticket campaign.

Nearly 400 law enforcement agencies around the state will be focusing on seat belt violations during the initiative, which runs from Oct. 10-26. It’s coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety.

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Police Say Grandmother Took Newborn from Hospital in Melrose

Police say the grandmother of a 2-day-old baby took a newborn girl from a hospital in the central Minnesota city of Melrose.
The St. Cloud Times reports that police quickly contacted the woman, and she returned the child to CentraCare Health-Melrose unharmed within an hour Friday.

Dayton to Head to Worthington for Pheasant Opener

With nearly all the corn crop still standing in southwestern Minnesota, Gov. Mark Dayton will face some challenges as he pursues elusive ringnecks Saturday during the Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener.
Worthington is hosting the fourth annual event Friday and Saturday.

Winona County Reports Norovirus Outbreak

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Minnesota health officials say a Winona County restaurant has temporarily closed after being linked to a foodborne illness that has sickened about 30 people.
The Winona Daily News reports county health officials announced the norovirus outbreak Wednesday and urged residents to avoid spreading the highly-contagious illness.