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Mankato players refusing to play for coach

It didn't take long for the soap opera to begin in Mankato, where former coach Todd Hoffner began his second term as coach of the team today.

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Across rural Minnesota, water woes threaten to choke small town growth

A rural Minnesota research group is suggesting that water availability is becoming an economic bottleneck and that development is being threatened by a need to re-build water and sewage systems around the state.


'Fargo' recap: Modern noir with a single 'uff-da'

Note: This is the first in a series of recaps of the new "Fargo" TV series on FX. Spoilers abound. Is "Fargo" the FX TV series like "Fargo" the 1996 Coen Brothers movie? Yes and no. Both are set mostly in sleepy, outstate Minnesota towns disrupted by the arrival of shady characters. And both seem...

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