Friday need-to-know: 5 stories

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Good morning and welcome to The Daily Republic's need-to-know page. Here are the stories we think you should know headed into Friday, Feb.9: 

1. Quite a crime roundup: Cases from Winner, Oacoma and Ethan.

2. Winter weather postponed some area games Thursday, but here are results from the games that were played. And, a recap of the Mitchell Christian-Hanson game (with video). 

3. Ever heard of Skijoring? A Kennebec woman is competing in the event that combines snowboarding and horse riding.

4. Dakota Wesleyan students tested their teaching skills during a free art class at the campus Visual Arts Center. 

5. At 5:30 this morning, the House voted to pass a bipartisan budget deal, ending a short-lived government shutdown. 

BONUS: The Twins could sign a big-name free agent pitcher? Yu bet. 

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