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  1. 2017 wildfire season in US West far worse than expectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 7 | Star Tribune

    A wet winter and spring in the Western U.S. brought predictions that the 2017 wildfire season would be mild. It was anything but.

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  2. Self-described 'mountain man' in 1984 killing is releasedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 23 | Star Tribune

    Self-described "mountain man" Don Nichols was released on parole Wednesday after serving 32 years for kidnapping a world-class athlete out on a training run in 1984 and killing her would-be rescuer - an attack that drew widespread media coverage and became the subject of a made-for-TV movie. Nichols, who must report to a parole office in Great Falls, was granted parole in April, The Missoulian reported https://goo.gl/sRx9AZ .

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  3. Wildfire leads to more evacuations in MontanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2017 | Star Tribune

    A month-old wildfire flared up in Montana, forcing the evacuation of hundreds more homes and devouring another large chunk of forest as the drought-stricken state struggles with one of its worst wildfire seasons in years. The glow from the flare-up Wednesday night and early Thursday was visible from the airport in Missoula, about 20 miles north of the blaze, said fire information officer Jordan Koppen.

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  4. Indie-pop band Belle & Sebastian's drummer forgotten at N.D. gas station on way to St. PaulRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Belle & Sebastian's drummer Richard Colburn, third from right, had to be saved from a landscape much like this one by frontman Stuart Murdoch, third from left. / Courtesy Matador Records No, it's not a ruse from those wily Scottish pop-rockers: Belle & Sebastian really did lose their drummer in North Dakota as they made their way to St. Paul for tonight's Palace Theatre concert.

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  5. Marine returns flag he took 73 years ago from Japanese soldier's body to his grateful familyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Sadao Yasue was 25 when he was killed during World War II, but his family knew nothing of "how he died or where he died or when he died" until Tuesday, when a former U.S. Marine offered them some closure. - Seventy-three years ago, a young Marine from Montana, deployed to the Pacific island of Saipan, stumbled across a body.

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  6. My president? Yes. My leader? No.Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 5, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Last week, a retired military commander took over as the White House chief of staff, stepping into a team environment that has been widely described as chaotic. Will Gen.

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  7. US student freed after week held in China over taxi disputeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2017 | Star Tribune

    An American university student is free following a weeklong detention in China for allegedly injuring a taxi driver who was roughing up his mother during a fare dispute, in a case that drew objections over the student's treatment from U.S. lawmakers. Guthrie McLean, a student at the University of Montana, was released from a detention center in Zhengzhou early Monday, according to his mother, Jennifer McLean, a teacher who lives in the central Chinese city.

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  8. Preparing his granddaughter for a life without sightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2017 | Star Tribune

    David House brought his 8-year-old granddaughter, Lily, to Minnesota this month for a three-week stay. She got to visit the Mall of America and a petting zoo, and on Tuesday she even got to play softball with some new friends.

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  9. St. Paul-to-Canada route added to U.S. biking networkRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2017 | Star Tribune

    An existing set of roadways and bike paths between St. Paul and Grand Portage State Park on the tip of the state's Arrowhead has been designated U.S. Bike Route 41. The 315-mile route to the U.S.-Canadian border runs mostly parallel to Interstate 35 north to Duluth and then rambles along the scenic North Shore. The route's new name comes courtesy of the Adventure Cycling Association of Missoula, Mont., which has been designating national bike routes across the country as it builds a 50,000-mile network.

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  10. APNewsBreak: US plan to improve firefighter shelters faltersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Crews who battle wildfires will have to wait at least another year before getting better fire shelters than those that failed to save 19 firefighters trapped by flames in Arizona four years ago, officials told The Associated Press on Thursday. The deaths pushed the U.S. Forest Service to speed up work to get an upgraded shelter in place this year, but the effort has been delayed a year after prototypes could not outperform the shelter developed in 2002.

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  11. About 2,000 expected to compete in Lake Minnetonka crappie contestRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Saturday will mark the 49th year Lake Minnetonka has hosted the same spring crappie contest - albeit under various organizers during that time - and if past tournaments are an indication, some 2,000 anglers will participate. Headquartered at Lord Fletcher's, the crappie extravaganza again will be sponsored by the "Minnesota Bound" television program, hosted by Proceeds from the event will benefit Fishing for Life , which pairs boat guides with kids during various fishing events in the metro throughout the year.

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  12. WWII era bombers fly over Doolittle Raiders memorial serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2017 | Star Tribune

    World War II era B-25 bombers have flown over an Ohio memorial service marking the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders' attack on Japan, credited with helping turn the tide the war. The last Raider living is 101-year-old retired Lt.

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  13. US halts plan to transfer Montana bison management to tribeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2017 | Star Tribune

    U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has reversed plans to give management of Montana's National Bison Range to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, saying that he is committed to not selling or transferring public lands. Zinke, a former Montana congressman, told the Missoulian in an email that the tribes would still play a "pivotal role" in discussions about the future of the range, 29-square miles of hilly fenced-in grasslands with 350 bison.

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  14. Macy's rehab can prove a challenge for developer and cityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Scrap collectors a few weeks ago stole brass signs off the giant building Macy's abandoned in 2013 in downtown St. Louis. An electrical fire last summer damaged a Macy's store that closed in 2015 in downtown Pittsburgh.

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  15. US Air Force Museum to mark 75th anniversary of Japan raidRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2016 | Star Tribune

    The national U.S. Air Force museum plans to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders' stunning attack on Japan with the only one of the 80 airmen who's still alive. The museum near Dayton, Ohio, says 101-year-old retired Lt.

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  16. Scientists go big with first aquatic species map for US WestRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2016 | Star Tribune

    It sounds like a big fish story: a plan to create a biodiversity map identifying thousands of aquatic species in every river and stream in the western U.S. But scientists say they're steadily reeling in that whopper and by next summer will have the first Aquatic Environmental DNA Atlas available for the public. Boise-based U.S. Forest Service fisheries biologist Dan Isaak is leading the project and says such a map could help with land management decisions and deciding where to spend limited money and resources.

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  17. Howard Lake man bags 36-point buck on farm near WaverlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2016 | Star Tribune

    Sitting in a lawn chair at just before dusk last Friday with his 20-gauge Winchester shotgun, Jim Wackler heard the buck coming "like a freight train" before he saw tips from his massive 36-point rack peeking above the field. "All that dry corn, it was just a' rattling," Wackler said Tuesday.

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