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BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Storms that tore through the Brainerd area closed resorts and displaced more than 900 vacationers around Gull Lake in the height of the summer season. Madden's and Cragun's were without power and scrambling to reopen after Sunday's 70 mph winds shut them down. Dutch Cragun says it's the first time weather forced his resort to close.

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from accusations that he killed another man at his estranged wife's house and then forced her and three children to flee with him. Mark A. Emerson faces a murder charge in the death of Cody Gay. Police in Hermantown say they arrested Emerson in a Wal-Mart parking lot last month.

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Residents and businesses in Duluth are being asked to conserve water usage until Thursday evening. The Duluth Public Works and Utilities Department says crews are also conducting maintenance on a water transmission line. Officials say water service won't be interrupted but that the system could be strained if there is high demand.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An astronaut trained as a doctor in Minnesota is set to go into space next week. Dr. Kjell Lindgren will be part of NASA's Expedition 44/45 launch on July 22nd. Lindgren completed his medical residency in the emergency department of Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.