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Lawmakers Discuss Alleged Payment Problems at Running Aces Harness Track

A group of Minnesota lawmakers met Tuesday to talk about what went wrong at Running Aces Harness Track in Columbus.

Earlier this month, a state audit concluded the north metro track allegedly shorted race purses by more than $400,000 over a four-year period. Horsemen were also allegedly left short and have not been reimbursed.

'Wiener Takes All' Hot Dog-Eating Contest Benefits Local Charities

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Today is National Hot Dog Day, and what better way to celebrate than to enjoy a few?

Chris & Rob’s Chicago’s Taste Authority is hosting their annual “Wiener Takes All” Chicago hot dog eating contest Tuesday in Minneapolis. Minneapolis police, St. Paul police and the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office will all face off.

Precautions Urged for Excessive Heat, Humidity

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Health officials are urging Minnesotans to take precautions in dealing with high temperatures and humidity.
    

9 Twin Cities Rainbow Stores to Close<br />

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Nine Twin Cities Rainbow supermarkets will close Tuesday as owner Roundy's exits the market.
    
The nine stores are left over from a deal announced in May, when a group of buyers purchased 18 other Rainbow locations and turned most of them into Cub Foods or Byerly's stores.
    

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No Rain Lets Minnesota Farmers Get Field Work Done

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Minnesota farmers were able to get a lot of field work done last week, thanks to the lack of rain.
    
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there were 6.2 days suitable for field work in Minnesota for the week ending Sunday. That marks the most days suitable for any week so far this season.
    

Plymouth Man Charged with Stealing from Blaine Herberger's

Forty-five-year-old Torrey Hugh Hudson of Plymouth - Photo: Anoka County Sheriff&#39;s Office

A Plymouth man has been charged for allegedly stealing more than $1,000 worth of merchandise from a Herberger's in Blaine.

Officers were called to the department store on the 300 block of Northtown Drive Northeast on Tuesday, June 24.

Davanni's 5th Annual Food Drive Benefits Emergency Foodshelf Network

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Davanni’s is kicking off its fifth annual food drive Monday.

The restaurant is teaming up with the Emergency Foodshelf Network to help stock shelves for those in need. The organization says the donations are needed even more during the summer months to help children who are out of school for the summer and don’t have access to a school lunch program.