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Cathy Wurzer
Cathy Wurzer

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Republican convention opens after Trump assassination attempt; Minnesota delegate says 'it gave me chills'
Dozens of Minnesota Republicans are in Milwaukee for the start of the Republican National Convention. Polling indicates former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden are running close in Minnesota. That has Minnesota’s delegates excited about Trump’s chances to flip their state.
Twins baseball considers direct-to-consumer streaming as Bally Sports blackout continues
Major League Baseball fans with Comcast cable service who don’t have a ticket to the ballpark are greeted with a dreaded bluish-purple screen when they try to watch their favorite team on Bally — and their other viewing options are limited.
Red Lake Nation College mounts cultural exchange with Indigenous Brazilians 
Citizens from Red Lake and Leech Lake are now back in Minnesota after a first-of-its-kind cultural exchange to Brazil. The trip which involved students from Red Lake Nation College, the University of Minnesota and Bemidji State University was designed to encourage Indigenous communication internationally as well as within the U.S. and Brazil.
15,000 free hot dogs, wiener dog races and small town charm? That’s Hot Dog Nite in Luverne
The town of about 5,000 nestled along the Rock River in far southwestern Minnesota has been celebrating this quirky little festival for six decades and counting.
Art Hounds: North country expressionist landscapes
In this week’s Art Hounds: Art Project 605 showcases Jennie Ward’s abstract landscapes, Maithree performs a blend of Indian and Western classical music and the Minnesota Original Music Festival features the 48-Hour Band Challenge.
Three weeks after heavy rain, Waterville is still recovering from flooding
Three weeks after heavy rains flooded dozens of Minnesota counties, parts of Waterville are still underwater. Water levels in the city have dropped about 3 feet in the past week, but residents still find themselves grappling with sandbags and road closures and the town’s mayor says its streets are still lined with soggy furniture and lumber.