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New Laws Effective August 1

MPR News notes some of the new laws taking effect Aug. 1 including texting while driving and experimental meds.

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Mille Lacs walleye season closes Monday evening

Walleye fishing on Lake Mille Lacs will close at 10 p.m. Monday. Minnesota conservation officials confirmed Sunday that the catch had exceeded the tight quota for the season.

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Friday Five: New videos from Sarah White, Tickle Torture, BdotCroc and more

<p>Sarah White: &#8220;Create Found&#8221; Sarah White and a group of dancers float against a white background in a video that, like her song &#8220;Create Found,&#8221; seems to suspend time. (Jay Gabler) Tickle Torture: Paint It Gold A new short documentary goes behind the scenes of one the most eye-popping stage shows to be found in Minnesota—or anywhere. [&hellip;]</p>

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Brass bands bring a variety of music to Northfield

On Saturday, Aug. 1, Northfield, Minn., once again plays host to the Vintage Band Festival, a full day of concerts that sees 12 brass bands -- ranging from mid-19th-century styles to mariachi -- fill the city's Bridge Square with music.