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Long Lake Township Board Chairman Dave Johnson asked the county to take a closer look at Thompson Road, otherwise known as County Road 148, in a bid to increase safety on that roadway and others within the township boundaries.
The state reported the annual statistics on who received an abortion in the state a week after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to an abortion.
This year’s contest between Democratic-Farmer-Labor incumbent Steve Simon, who has held the office since 2014, and Republican-endorsed challenger Kim Crockett has seen record levels of fundraising.
Under the new law, people 21 and older can buy products containing servings of up to 5 milligrams of THC. A single package of edibles — or drinkables — may not contain more than 50 milligrams.

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It’s been a stormy start to the summer season in north-central Minnesota, with the National Weather Service issuing a multitude of severe thunderstorm watches and warnings.
Minnesota is set to become an island in the region for abortion access and providers said that nonprofit clinics alone might not be able to handle all patients seeking services.
Latvian Prime Minister Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš met with Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz Wednesday ahead of a six-day Latvian song and dance festival in St. Paul.
In all, the federal infrastructure law will mean $13 billion for a range of upgrades on tribal lands nationwide. That’s everything from better sewers, repaired dams, buried cable to bring faster internet and improvements meant to foster cleaner water and energy.
During his second term in 2017, Franken resigned from the Senate after several women alleged he had inappropriately touched or kissed them
Gabe Johnson is running for a third term on the Brainerd City Council against challengers Emily LeClaire and Johnathan Miller.

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Emily LeClaire is running against incumbent Gabe Johnson and fellow challenger Johnathan Miller.
Johnathan Miller is running against incumbent Gabe Johnson and fellow challenger Emily LeClaire.
Land services staff sought direction from the board on whether to continue incineration operations, given just one CWD-positive deer was confirmed during the two hunting seasons since January 2019.

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