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Wild Release Bryzgalov from Tryout; Almond, Veilleux on Waivers

The Minnesota Wild have released goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov from a tryout and placed two defensemen on waivers, the team announced Monday.

The team has reduced its roster to 24 players ahead of Thursday's season opener against the Colorado Avalanche.

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MNsure Says 4.5 Percent Average Hike in 2015

Minnesota officials say the average rate for policies sold on the state health insurance exchange next year will go up 4.5 percent.
    

Minn. Hospitals Prepared to Handle Ebola Cases

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Minnesota hospitals are among those around the country making sure they are prepared to handle any potential cases of Ebola.
    

Elk River Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash near Emily

A 30-year-old Elk River man was killed when his motorcycle crashed into a truck Sunday night in Crow Wing County.

The incident happened on Highway 6 at Bay Drive near Emily around 7:30 p.m.

A motorcycle, driven by James Buland, was heading north on the road without any lights, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

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Overdose Deaths Exceed Traffic Fatalities in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health has an alarming statistic about drug overdose deaths.

The number of people who have died from heroin and prescription painkiller overdoses in 2013 is greater than the number of people killed in traffic accidents in Minnesota.

Complaint: 2 Andover Girls Found Crying, Huddled Behind Burnsville Man's Couch

Casey Lee Chinn - Photo: Anoka County Sheriff's Office

A high school coach accused of soliciting two 13-year-old girls online is facing six felonies.

Casey Lee Chinn, 23, of Burnsville was charged Thursday with two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, two counts of kidnapping and two charges of soliciting a child to engage in sexual conduct.

MSHSL Tables Transgender Student-Athlete Policy Vote

Thursday's big vote on policy changes affecting transgender high school student-athletes in Minnesota will be put off.