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Man gets probation for starting fire at Shoreview barbershop The man who admitted to starting a fire in a Shoreview barbershop will be on probation for two years. 26M ago 00:34
Minneapolis mass shooting victim dies from injuries, and more headlines Another person has died from their injuries after being shot last month at an apartment building, plus the rest of the day’s top stories. 28M ago 03:58
Hundreds of Palestinians killed in hostage rescue effort in Gaza The complex rescue mission resulted in heavy fire, killing hundreds of Palestinians on the ground, according the Hamas-run health ministry. 28M ago 02:51
Community still searching for missing boy in Hopkins Volunteers will gather Monday morning for an organized search effort. 29M ago 06:13
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Kayla McBride scores season-high 32 as Lynx beat Storm 83-64 Kayla McBride hit seven 3-pointers and finished with a season-high 32 points, Napheesa Collier scored 19 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat Seattle 83-64 and snapped the Storm's six-game win streak. 8H ago
Twins avoid sweep, end 5-game losing streak with 11-5 win over Pirates Manuel Margot hit an RBI triple to start a seven-run outburst in the 10th inning, and the Minnesota Twins ended a five-game losing streak with an 11-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. 13H ago
Caitlin Clark on Olympics roster snub: "Just gives you something to work for" Clark, who brought millions of new fans to the WNBA after a record-breaking collegiate career, was not included on the U.S. roster that AP published Saturday. No official announcement has been made. 12H ago
Liam Fraser's first career goal earns FC Dallas 1-1 draw with Minnesota United Liam Fraser scored his first career goal to help FC Dallas earn a 1-1 draw with Minnesota United. Jun 8
Rowdy Tellez hits his second homer of the season as Pirates shut down reeling Twins 4-0 Rowdy Tellez homered and drove in three runs and six Pittsburgh relievers kept the Twins in check as the Pirates beat Minnesota 4-0. Jun 8
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How did Twin Cities Pride get started? It's one of the nation's largest pride celebrations, but as Andy Otto with Twin Cities Pride explains, it wasn't always that way. Jun 7
Why do men have a lower life expectancy? June is Men's Health Month — a time to maybe remind that guy in your life to take better care of himself. That's especially important since the numbers show that men do not live as long as women. Jun 5
Who is responsible for cleaning up roadkill and how do they dispose of it? If you grew up across Minnesota or Wisconsin, there's a good chance you've either had your own encounter with a deer on the road or have a story connected to a friend or family member. Jun 4
What's the best credit card for travel perks? The summer travel season is now in full swing. And while the average cost of a flight is down compared to last year, there are still ways to save. May 28
How common is boat ownership in Minnesota compared to the rest of the U.S.? Boating creates $6.9 billion a year for the state's economy, supporting nearly 26,000 jobs and more than 700 businesses. Every year in Minnesota, more than $1 billion is spent on new boats, engines, trailers, and accessories. May 27
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101-year-old World War II vet becomes viral TikTok sensation for role in D-Day invasion A 101-year-old soldier helped win World War II, but more recently he's taken his talents to the internet. Jun 7
Red Lake Nation College holds grand opening event in downtown Minneapolis The first Tribal college and university in a major U.S. city will have its grand opening Thursday in Minneapolis. Jun 7
Father Mike Sullivan's jams and jellies help fund Rogers food shelf Father Mike Sullivan has been pastor of St. Joseph The Worker in Maple Grove for 24 years and making homemade sweet spreads for almost as long. Jun 5
Mothers who lost loved ones to suicide share their story, hope to break stigma Loss of any kind is hard, but losing someone to suicide can be especially complicated, and knowing how to support someone through it can be tough too. Jun 5
Edina pastor reflects during Pride Month: "God did not make a mistake, you are perfect" Yolanda Denson-Byers is where she always knew she would be. Her vocation is head pastor at Shepherd of the Hills Church in Edina. Jun 3
Wayzata teens found nonprofit to find solutions to reduce school shootings School safety is top of mind for a group of Wayzata teenagers. So much so, they founded a nonprofit meant to reduce school shootings and gun violence. Jun 2
All Minnesota contestants in Scripps National Spelling Bee have been eliminated All four Minnesota competing in the quarterfinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee have been eliminated. Jun 6
Retired firefighter who received double lung transplant making strides: "I'm getting my life back" A retired firefighter who needed a double lung transplant to survive is making big strides. May 29
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Your photos of the northern lights in Minnesota: May 10, 2024 Minnesotans were delighted by an otherworldly light show Friday night that was on a level the state hadn't seen in nearly two decades. May 11 27 photos
Notable Deaths in 2024 A look back at the esteemed personalities who've left us this year, who'd touched us with their innovation, creativity and humanity. May 19 27 photos
Double rainbow over Minnesota: April 11, 2024 Many Minnesotans were treated to a stunning double rainbow on Thursday. Apr 12 17 photos
Images from Nicolae Miu's Apple River stabbing trial Nicolae Miu, a 54-year-old man from Prior, Lake, Minnesota was found guilty of six criminal charges, including first-degree reckless homicide. Miu's trial lasted eight days in a Hudson, Wisconsin courtroom. Apr 11 74 photos
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Where are the mosquito "hot spots" in the Twin Cities this year? Mosquito season is in full swing, and some parts of the metro are worse than others. 3M ago
What will the Explore Minnesota Film Office mean for the state's economy? Minnesota's been a popular place to shoot movies and TV shows over the years​, but the state may soon become even more of a destination for Hollywood. 8H ago
Hopkins police, community members searching for missing 4-year-old boy Police in Hopkins issued an emergency alert on Sunday morning for Waeys Ali Mohamed, a missing 4-year-old boy with autism. updated 20M ago
Ukrainian refugees make stop in Minnesota while biking across the U.S. for their homeland Two Ukrainian refugees are pedaling with purpose. Friends, Ganna Bubnova and Oleksander Koroliuk, are cycling across the U.S. to raise money for the troops fighting the war in their homeland. 12H ago
Man sentenced for fire at Shoreview barbershop A man was sentenced Friday to probation and restitution for starting a fire inside a Shoreview barbershop. updated 20M ago
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Freighter that struck object in Lake Superior safely reaches Thunder Bay The ship started taking on water after it struck something underwater in Lake Superior. 21H ago
2 dead after truck strikes SUV that ran stop sign near Spicer, sheriff says Two people are dead following a crash Thursday evening northwest of the Twin Cities. Jun 7
North Dakota man, 75, drowns while fishing in northern Minnesota The Hubbard County Sheriff's Office says it responded to a possible drowning at Starlight Bay Resort on Eighth Crow Wing Lake in Nevis Township shortly before 6 p.m. on May 30. Jun 6
Minnesota TSA agent stops Massachusetts man with 10 cans of SPAM, "all the special flavors" A Massachusetts man is going viral on TikTok after TSA pulled him aside at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International for having a carry-on full of SPAM. Jun 7
Fewer than 80 Minnesota e-bike rebate applications went through before system crashed According to the state revenue department, fewer than 80 applications went through successfully on Wednesday. As of Thursday afternoon, there is no timeline for the application process to reopen for new users. Jun 6
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Nearly 125 years ago, the "New Richmond Cyclone" tore through Wisconsin Wednesday marks the 125th anniversary of the "New Richmond Cyclone" of 1899, which, to this day, remains the deadliest tornado in Wisconsin's history. Jun 7
Wisconsin Democrats hope for more legislative power with new district maps Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers' new legislative maps have given Democrats hope of regaining the majority in the state Assembly for the first time in 14 years. Jun 4
100-year-old Bloomington man returns to Normandy for 80th anniversary of D-Day A group of World War II veterans flew out of Wisconsin this week on their way Normandy, France for the 80th anniversary of D-Day. May 31
Journalism groups sue for names, birthdates and disciplinary records for every Wisconsin police officer Two groups of investigative journalists have filed a lawsuit in the hopes of forcing the Wisconsin Department of Justice to divulge names, birth dates and disciplinary records of every police officer in the state. May 30
Unions argue for overturning Wisconsin law that ended nearly all collective bargaining A law that drew massive protests and made Wisconsin the center of a national fight over union rights has returned to court, facing a new challenge from teachers and public workers brought after the state's Supreme Court flipped to liberal control. May 29
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Trump and Biden neck and neck nationally and in battlegrounds — CBS News poll There have been small shifts as Biden draws more Trump opposition; but Trump holds edge on many qualities. 12H ago
Biden warns of threats to democracy in speech honoring U.S. soldiers In a speech on democracy, the president connected D-Day to supporting Ukraine’s fight for freedom. Jun 7 01:45
Minnesota governor calls special election after State Sen. Kelly Morrison resigns amid congressional run Gov. Tim Walz on Friday officially called a special election for a state Senate seat vacated by Sen. Kelly Morrison, who stepped down to focus on her congressional campaign. Jun 7
Judge allows North Dakota's ban on gender-affirming care for children to remain enforced A North Dakota law banning gender-affirming care for children will continue to be enforced pending a court challenge, but any kids whose treatments began before the law took effect in April 2023 can keep getting the care. Jun 7
Clarence Thomas discloses trips with GOP donor as justices file new reports Justice Clarence Thomas has formally disclosed two trips​ he took with Republican megadonor Harlan Crow in 2019. Jun 7
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Job vacancies in Minnesota decline by 24.7%, says Department of Employment and Economic Development Results from a recent survey put out by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development show that job vacancies have dropped nearly 24.7% over the last year. Jun 7
Downtown Thursdays return to Minneapolis, with big slate of events to follow The windy weather may have affected turnout, but the return of Downtown Thursdays to downtown Minneapolis has given many hope for the energy needed to revitalize the corridor. Jun 6
Minneapolis businesses bearing brunt of summertime construction Orange cones and dust mark much of northeast Minneapolis along East Hennepin Avenue. Jun 6
Fewer than 80 Minnesota e-bike rebate applications went through before system crashed According to the state revenue department, fewer than 80 applications went through successfully on Wednesday. As of Thursday afternoon, there is no timeline for the application process to reopen for new users. Jun 6
Launch of Minnesota e-bike rebate applications postponed due to technical issues The planned launch of applications for an e-bike rebate program in Minnesota has been postponed due to a technical snafu. Jun 5
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Man sentenced for fire at Shoreview barbershop A man was sentenced Friday to probation and restitution for starting a fire inside a Shoreview barbershop. updated 20M ago
At least 10 hurt in Wisconsin shooting incident, police say At least 10 people, ranging in age from 14-23, were hurt during a Madison, Wisconsin shooting, police said. 12H ago
Man injured in mass shooting in Minneapolis dies A man who was among the people injured in a mass shooting in Minneapolis late last month has died, according to a medical examiner's report. 12H ago
Popular Uptown restaurant Kim's vandalized Award-winning chef Ann Kim's popular restaurant in Uptown was vandalized overnight. 21H ago
21-year-old shot near the University of Minnesota, police investigating The University of Minnesota police are investigating a shooting that happened just before 7 p.m. Saturday. 21H ago
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New COVID variant KP.3 climbs to 25%, now largest in CDC estimates The strain is "very, very similar" to the JN.1 variant from earlier this year. Jun 7
Judge allows North Dakota's ban on gender-affirming care for children to remain enforced A North Dakota law banning gender-affirming care for children will continue to be enforced pending a court challenge, but any kids whose treatments began before the law took effect in April 2023 can keep getting the care. Jun 7
Minnesota cow herd tests positive for bird flu; "Pasteurized dairy products remain safe to consume," says CDC Lab tests have confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza in a dairy herd in Benson County, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health said. Jun 6
Why do men have a lower life expectancy? June is Men's Health Month — a time to maybe remind that guy in your life to take better care of himself. That's especially important since the numbers show that men do not live as long as women. Jun 5
FDA panel votes against MDMA for PTSD, setting up hurdle to approval FDA advisers cited a variety of concerns with the trials submitted by Lykos Therapeutics as part of the application. Jun 4
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What will the Explore Minnesota Film Office mean for the state's economy? Minnesota's been a popular place to shoot movies and TV shows over the years​, but the state may soon become even more of a destination for Hollywood. 8H ago
Minnesota university students give behind-the-scenes look at campus life on "The College Tour" Two Minnesota colleges are the first schools in the state to be featured in a national TV show highlighting life on campus. Jun 7
Pat Sajak takes a final spin on "Wheel of Fortune" Pat Sajak, who hosted "Wheel of Fortune" for 41 years, will hand the reins over to Ryan Seacrest. Jun 7
Musicians who worked with Prince to honor his 66th birthday at sold-out concert Friday's concert at the Dakota will feature sounds from Prince's early beginning until the late 2000s — tunes any Prince fan would love to move to. Jun 7
Dolly Parton developing Broadway musical based on her life story Parton said the show will have "many original songs" and all the fan favorites are included in the score. Jun 6
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