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ST. CLOUD, Minn. — An ill-fated wind turbine at the Veterans Affairs hospital in St. Cloud will be taken down next year. The $300,000 turbine funded by federal stimulus money to reduce the VA's energy consumption hasn't produced any electricity for six years. A hospital spokesman says the project first conceived in 2007 "produced nothing of value." UPCOMING: 300 words.


WAUSAU, Wis. — Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources is investigating air pollution at a 3M Corp. factory in Wausau. Records show a pollution control device at the plant didn't operate for several hours on April 13, and that the Minnesota-based company didn't properly report some emissions in 2016 and 2017. Company and state officials say the incidents have been addressed. 3M also faced scrutiny at its Wausau sites two years ago. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.


MINNEAPOLIS — The Chicago White Sox visit Minnesota for a makeup game against the Twins that was snowed out in mid-April. By Mike Cook. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 6:10 p.m. CT.


The WNBA playoffs are set as a wild, unpredictable regular season came to an end Sunday. As expected Los Angeles and Minnesota will meet in the postseason for a third straight year. Unexpectedly it's in the first round. The two-time WNBA finalists finished a surprising sixth and seventh in the regular season and will face off in Los Angeles on Tuesday night. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 650 words.


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