A wooded trail winds through the 141-acre preserve known as Wood-Rill, a state Scientific and Natural Area once owned by the Dayton family.

Natural area in Orono gets final pieces of land donated by Dayton family

Wood-Rill Scientific and Natural Area has 350-year-old trees.
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Cities are using more technology to promote tourism, guide visitors around town

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A drone photo gives visitors a bird’s eye view of Valleywood Golf Course in Apple Valley.
QR codes, 3-D virtual tours and kiosks give real-time info for area attractions.
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Juneteenth events in Twin Cities will offer 'a celebration of Blackness'

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People tried out double Dutch at last year’s Juneteenth celebration in the parking lot of the Target on E. Lake Street in Minneapolis.
First celebrated on June 19, 1865, Juneteenth has grown in recognition after the police killing of George Floyd and subsequent Black Lives Matter protests.
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Much of northwestern Wisconsin under red flag fire warning

The National Weather Service has placed much of northwestern Wisconsin under a red flag fire warning due to very low humidity and gusty winds.
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5 people shot and wounded in Dinkytown overnight

Five people were shot in the Dinkytown neighborhood near the University of Minnesota Friday night, according to Minneapolis police.Just before midnight, police responded to a…
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Sheriff, pipeline opponents keep the peace at Enbridge site

Clearwater County Sheriff Darin Halverson spent a lot of time in the sun. By the time folks occupying the Fire Light camp finished their ceremonies and broke camp, his clean-shaven head was a bright shade of red.
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Police arrived on the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis on May 31, 2020, after a tanker truck was driven into a large group of demonstrators marching to pro

Charges to be dropped for driver who drove into protest on 35W

Bogdan Vechirko of Otsego was charged with a felony and a gross misdemeanor last fall. The charges will be dropped if he remains law-abiding for the next year, by an agreement with Hennepin County prosecutors.
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Police have identified the man whose remains were found Thursday in northeast Minneapolis, starting with a human leg covered in plastic behind the Ukr

Police ID victim whose remains were found in NE. Mpls.

They held a news conference Friday night to release the name of Adam Richard Johnson, 36. No one has been arrested in the case.
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UM dental school group looks to promote diversity, inclusion

A new student group in the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is looking to continue the effort to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the school.
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Nonprofits look to improve Wisconsin homeownership disparity

To Greg Lewis, the home was beautiful. Cozy and inviting, the two-bedroom house in Milwaukee had a finished basement, two and a half car garage, an attached apartment and a yard.
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Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle in Brooklyn Park

Officers and medics attempted lifesaving measures, but the victim died at the scene.
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Woman killed, suspect arrested in Robbinsdale

Police were called to the residence at N. 35th and Grimes avenues to do a welfare check Friday morning.
Business
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Judge rules for Florida on CDC order blocking cruise ships

A federal judge on Friday ruled for Florida in a lawsuit challenging a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention order making it difficult for cruise ships to resume sailing due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Metro Transit leader retires after a long career of keeping buses rolling

Vince Pellegrin oversaw foray into rail service and kept the buses running.
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Fireworks at the Taste of Minnesota festival in St. Paul in 2007. (Star Tribune file photo by Carlos Gonzalez)

St. Paul won't sponsor a fireworks display on July 4

Mayor says the city has better uses for its money; Saints, others stepping in.
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Red Wing High class of '21 graduate killed in head-on crash

Samantha Kriese was an honor student and leader at Red Wing High School.
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Feds: Man suspected of stealing at least 63 golf carts

Federal authorities have charged a Minnesota man with transportation of stolen vehicles in what they say was a litany of thefts of golf carts.
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June 18

Consortium, loan announced for Fargo flood project

A $2.75 billion project aimed at protecting Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota, from chronic flooding gained ground Friday with the acceptance of a massive federal loan and the pick of a international consortium to build a key piece.
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Minnesota authorities warned that there is still a high risk of wildfires as dry, windy weather continues.

Crews battling 60-acre wildfire in northeastern Minnesota

Widespread showers on Sunday expected to reduce fire danger.
Business
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Boeing's newest version of the 737 Max makes first flight

Boeing's newest version of the 737 Max jetliner completed its first test flight Friday in a move that the company hopes will signal improving fortunes for its most important plane.
Coronavirus
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The University of Minnesota is launching a new study to learn how COVID-19 vaccine works differently in cancer, HIV and immunocompromised patients.

University of Minnesota studies COVID-19 vaccine effect in weakened immune systems

Duration of vaccine protection a mystery overall, but particularly for people with HIV or undergoing certain cancer treatments.
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The Gate 4 entrance to the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant in 2010.

Judge won't let Ramsey County out of agreement with Arden Hills for TCAAP redevelopment

An agreement on the future of the former munitions site stands.