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Dwindling doctor numbers will result in physician talent gap, study says

A decade from now there won’t be enough primary care doctors in Minnesota to provide quality care if state and federal lawmakers don’t make changes to current medical education policies, a new study says. Getting an appointment with your doctor will be particularly difficult because there aren't enough doctors in the medical school pipeline to replace those retiring.

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Spam Museum to get new can in downtown Austin

Austin, Minnesota, is going to capitalize on its biggest export in a bigger way. The city council has approved construction of a new Spam museum on a vacant lot in the downtown area. It will be an even better version of the city’s current museum that honors the history of the famed canned meat.

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Report: Bulls spice up trade offer for Love

The Cleveland Cavaliers have completed a smaller trade that could clear the way for a potential deal between the Cavs and Wolves for Kevin Love. Reports say Cleveland will acquire John Lucas, Malcolm Thomas and Erik Murphy from Utah. The players are expected to help the Cavs offer the Wolves a chance to clear some cap space in a potential Love deal.

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FBI, police investigating bank robbery at Edina's 50th and France

An ATM technician was robbed by four men at a U.S. Bank.

Ethan Glynn

Paralyzed Bloomington football player begins rehabilitation in Colorado

Ethan Glynn is at a world-renowned rehabilitation hospital.

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Owner of St. Cloud bar gets 6 years for arson, ordered to repay $3M

A February 2020 fire at the Press Bar and Parlor was later determined to be an insurance job.


Bloomington, Richfield districts tighten security ahead of weekend football

Enhanced safety measures will be in place this weekend.

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Walz sends MN first responders to help with hurricane recovery in Florida

Eight members of the Minnesota All Hazards Incident Management Team will travel to Florida.


It was the driest September in Twin Cities modern history

Less than a quarter inch of rain fell in September.

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Sauk Rapids man pleads guilty to making, selling ghost guns

The 21-year-old would sell unserialized guns, silencers, auto-sears, and high-capacity magazines.

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Squirrel blamed for Friday power outage impacting over 5,000 homes

There's no telling when or where the squirrels will strike next.