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St. Cloud Police Look for Level III Predatory Offender

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St. Cloud Police say a Level III Predatory Offender is not in compliance with his registration of his whereabouts, they are asking for the public’s help to locate him.

2 Acres Burn in Elk River Grass Fire, Officials Investigate Cause

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Elk River fire officials are investigating a large grass fire that happened Tuesday night in the Woodland Trails Park.

The fire department was dispatched to the fire, which burned about three acres, around 5:33 p.m.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.

At this point, additional details have not been released.

Burning Restrictions Begin Monday Across the State

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As all of the snow and ice begins to melt, the fire danger is expected to increase. Because of this, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is putting burning restrictions in place beginning Monday.

Bachmann Says She is 'Going to Different Perch'

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Retiring U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann says she isn't going away, she's "just going to a different perch."
    
The Republican gave the keynote address Friday night during the 6th Congressional District's GOP convention in Monticello. Delegates are expected to endorse their preferred successor Saturday.
    

$5,000 Reward Offered for Information in Murder of Foley Man

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A $5,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to an arrest and charges in a Benton County homicide.

The body of Jamie Wylie, 31, of Foley was found March 25 on County Road 75 in Benton County east of St. Cloud. An autopsy determined Wylie died from a gunshot wound.

Signs of Spring: Warmest Day in 6 Months

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It was the warmest day in Minnesota in six months on Wednesday.

We hit 70 degrees Wednesday afternoon. KSTP.com meteorologist Dave Dahl says the last time we saw temperatures that high was back on Oct. 11.

Minn. DNR Evaluating Groundwater Levels, Quality

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The state Department of Natural Resources is trying to figure out whether current levels of groundwater use are sustainable and whether action is needed to protect water availability in the future.