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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.

Austin Man Accused of Driving Go-Kart while Drunk

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Police in Austin have arrested a man for driving drunk in a child's go-kart.
    
Chief Brian Krueger says an officer nearly hit the man who was driving the battery-powered go-kart on the road. Krueger says the 25-year-old Austin man told the officer he was celebrating the Laotian new year early Sunday.
    

Doctor Delivers 13 Babies in 24 Hours

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It's a personal record for this St. Cloud obstetrician who has been practicing medicine for 32 years.
    
Thirteen babies in 24 hours are all in a day's work for Dr. David Kroska. He calls it "spontaneous labor."
    

Suspect Shaves Head to Evade Authorities

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Police say a man suspected of creating a disturbance with a gun tried to avoid arrest in Duluth by quickly shaving his head to alter his appearance.
    

Minn. Man Wins $100,000 - Again

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A Minnesota City man has beaten long odds with a scratch-off lottery ticket.
    
For the second time in a little more than a year, Mike Mendyk has hit the jackpot, winning another $100,000.
    

Minn. Town Has 4-Year-Old Boy as Mayor

Supporters of the mayor in the tiny tourist town of Dorset can stuff the ballot box all they want as he seeks re-election. The mayor - a short guy - is known for his fondness of ice cream and fishing. And he's got the county's top law enforcement official in his pocket.
    

Pink Floyd Poser Arrested for Theft by Swindle in St. Cloud

A Minnesota man is accused of posing as a Pink Floyd band member and racking up as much as $100,000 in unpaid medical bills at a St. Cloud hospital.