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Severe weather in October

A strong weather system is bringing in the threat for severe weather in southern Minnesota, including rare October tornadoes.

Metro Post Offices all clear after bomb threat

Bomb threats made to five post offices around the Twin Cities Metro Area, turned out to be nothing as all five of the buildings have been declared all clear. Authorities do have a person of interest in mind in those threats.

Shutdown could impact Governor's Deer Opener

The partial government shutdown may impact the Minnesota Governor's Deer Hunting Opener. One of the venues set to host activities on the Nov. 8 opener is closed because of the shutdown.

A new deal for Peavey Plaza

The Minneapolis City Council has agreed to preserve Peavey Plaza instead of demolish it. The council is expected to approve an agreement after months of negotiations between the city and two groups who wanted to preserve the site because of its historic importance.

Former Shattuck-St. Mary's teacher sentenced in sex abuse case

Former Shattuck-St. Mary's drama teacher Lynn Seibel was sentenced to more than four years in prison for sexually abusing boys ages 15-18 between 1996 and 2003.

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Cam Talbot

Wild improve to 4-1 with victory over Dubnyk, Sharks

The 4-1 win gives the Wild four victories in five games to start the season.

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Daughter of MN Supreme Court Justice, Allina Health CEO found dead in Iowa

The 21-year-old was found dead in the parking lot of a sorority, according to police.

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Federal charges: MN marijuana lobbyist threatened U.S. representative

"I want you to be as scared as possible," the voicemail allegedly says.

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Wisconsin Republicans aim to end governor's mask mandate

They've introduced a resolution to remove the governor's emergency powers.

Ted Schweich

Community group hopes to install billboard to get neighbor a kidney

A group called "Team Ted" aims to raise $5,000 to find their friend a kidney donor.

Andrew Palmer

Charges: Coach raped teenage girl on Minnesota basketball team

The 33-year-old head coach has been charged in connection to the alleged crimes.

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WCCO Radio's program director leaves the company

It's not clear why John Hanson and the station parted ways.

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Minneapolis a step closer to banning facial recognition technology

There are concerns about it leading to a surveillance state, and that it could harm disadvantaged communities.

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Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, January 22

Nearly 50,000 Minnesotans have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.