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Heat wave to break Saturday night; Xcel near record usage

Summer’s hot-weather summer finale has fairgoers and students sweating this week, but Xcel Energy doesn’t mind it--nearly all of Xcel's plants are generating near capacity.

DNR shoots alligator in Goose Lake, at least one more on the loose

A Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officer shot and killed a nearly 3-foot-long alligator in Goose Lake Monday and at least one more could be lurking.

Joe Mauer on concussion battle: 'I want to get out there'

On the mend from a concussion, Twins catcher Joe Mauer talked to reporters Thursday before the Minnesota-Kansas City game at Target Field.

DNR: Wolf suspected in rare attack was not rabid

The wolf suspected of attacking a 16-year-old at a north-central Minnesota campground last week was not rabid.

Minnesota Orchestra management sends new proposal to musicians

A new deal is on the table for the locked-out musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra.

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Wild score 5 unanswered goals to sweep Sharks

The Sharks scored first but the Wild stormed back in a 5-2 victory.

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Twins-Angels postponed Saturday and Sunday due to COVID

Outfielder Kyle Garlick and one other player tested positive on Saturday.


Curfew set at 11 p.m. in Brooklyn Center, Champlin Saturday

More protests are expected in Brooklyn Center.

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Victim killed in multi-vehicle crash that closed Hwy. 62 ID'd as woman, 23

The four-vehicle crash closed the eastbound highway for several hours.

protest, Daunte Wright, Brooklyn Center

Photographer reports being maced and punched by police, other journalists detained

It came just hours after a court order prevented law enforcement from using force against the news media.


Police move in swiftly to make arrests on 6th night of Daunte Wright protests

What started out peaceful took a turn as the night drew in.