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    Study: Fist bumps relay 90 percent less germs than handshakes

    NEW YORK, July 28 (Reuters)- Ditching handshakes in favor of more informal fist bumps could help cut down on the spread of bacteria and illnesses, according to a study released on Monday. The study in the American Journal of Infection Control found that f ...

    Judge tells jury to take one more shot at Ventura verdict

    ST PAUL (Reuters)- A U.S. judge on Monday asked a jury to try one more time in a defamation case brought by former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura when the panel said it could not reach a verdict after about five days of deliberations. Ventura is suing t ...

    Boston area hit by violent storm, possible tornado

    BOSTON (Reuters)- Police and emergency crews around Boston scrambled to clean up after a violent storm, including a possible tornado, blew through the region on Monday, downing power lines, flooding roads and overturning cars, local officials said. The Na ...

    Programs find investors to help grow young famers

    LAMBERTON– When Ryan Batalden graduated from college, he worked for a time in a Twin Cities office. But, Batalden, who grew up on a farm, always felt the tug of the land. "I was in a cubicle and I just couldn't deal with it," he said. " ...

    Big money flows in to aid Nolan as 8th District race tightens

    WASHINGTON- A major labor union and a big spending Democratic group launched $150,000 in ads on Friday to attack U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan's Republican opponent, Stewart Mills. The cash injection came after Democrats added Nolan to a list of House lawmake ...

    Cook County attorney found guilty of criminal sexual misconduct

    DULUTH- A jury on Friday found Cook County attorney Tim Scannell guilty of two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. Scannell, 48, has admitted that he had a relationship with a 17-year-old girl in the summer of 2012. He was accused of kissing ...

    Minnesota couple killed in rollover in Kansas

    An Alexandria, Minnesota couple died in a rollover north in Kansas on Thursday. The victims were Kay Dianne Pautz, 69, the driver, and her passenger, Gary Walter Pautz, 70. The accident happened at 3:55 p.m. north of McPherson, according to the Kansas Hig ...

    38-year-old man seriously injured in stabbing at Minnesota campground

    ELBOW LAKE – A woman was arrested east of this western Minnesota city early Saturday after allegedly stabbing a man, causing him serious injuries. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office and Elbow Lake police received a 911 call at 12:46 a.m. from a 38-year-old ...

    Pennsylvania parents locked son in car trunk to cure fear of dark

    PITTSBURGH Pa. (Reuters)- A western Pennsylvania couple, accused of luring their five-year-old son into the trunk of their car with candy to resolve his fear of the dark, was granted probation this week, according to court officials on Friday. Jeffrey and ...

    Cass budget timeline

    BACKUS – The following is Cass County's 2015 budget timeline: Departmental requests will be presented to the citizen budget committee by Aug. 1. The budget committee will try to match those requests with the expected budget and levy at a tentative Au ...

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