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Spring Snow Slows Travel

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It's a slippery drive to work in southeastern Minnesota.
Light snow, with accumulations of up to 4 inches, is reported in Winona, Preston and Rochester.

1st Minnesota Lake Ice-Outs for 2014 Declared

The first ice-out dates for lakes in Minnesota for the year have been declared.

According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' interactive map, the ice on six shallow lakes in southern Minnesota was reportedly gone last week.

Book, Movie to Document Minn. Version of Titanic

Lake Pepin - Photo: Minnesota DNR

A book and documentary due out this summer will recount the Sea Wing tragedy, in which 98 people died in 1890 when the ship flipped over on Lake Pepin.
A Rochester Post-Bulletin report says the documentary makers are both history lovers. They say they want to raise awareness about the ill-fated ship that has come to be known as Minnesota's Titanic.

Former Teammates Honor Mandy Matula at Home Opener in Duluth

Mandy Matula was honored in Duluth by her former teammates, as they dedicated their home opener Friday to the 24-year-old woman, who was killed last spring.

Matula, of Eden Prairie, was killed in May of last year, her body was not found six months later at a park near St. Cloud.

$5,000 Reward Offered for Information in Murder of Foley Man

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A $5,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to an arrest and charges in a Benton County homicide.

The body of Jamie Wylie, 31, of Foley was found March 25 on County Road 75 in Benton County east of St. Cloud. An autopsy determined Wylie died from a gunshot wound.

Girl, 10, Found Dead After Hay Fire in SW Minnesota

A 10-year-old girl has been found dead after a hay bale fire on a farm in southwestern Minnesota.
Firefighters were called to the Todd Heideman farm west of Adrian just before 7 p.m. Thursday on a report of round bales on fire.
After putting out the fire, firefighters found the body of Perri Heideman.

Emergency Deer Feeding to Wrap Up for Season

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The Minnesota Deer Hunters Association is about to wrap up its emergency deer feeding for the season.