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Fire destroys 2 of 4 restaurants in tiny Dorset

A fast-moving blaze claimed half the restaurants in Dorset, a population-25 town in north-central Minnesota that good-naturedly dubs itself the “restaurant capital of the world.” The Dorset House and the adjacent Compañeros restaurant both caught fire early this morning as thunderstorms moved through the area. The cause of the blaze has not yet been determined.

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City attorney: Lollie incident happened in public area of St. Paul skyway

The St. Paul man who posted a cell phone video after a confrontation with St. Paul police was legally seated in the skyway, a prosecutor says. The St. Paul city attorney said Chris Lollie was seated in a public area of the skyway when police approached him. A security guard who called police said it was a private area. Lollie has said he was harassed because he is black. Charges against him have been dropped, but Lolllie says he plans to file a civil rights complaint.

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Brock Lesnar sells home outside Minneapolis for $750K

Minnesota-based WWE champ Brock Lesnar pinned down a buyer for his Minnesota home. Lesnar sold his place in Maple Plain for $750,000 – but he sold at a loss. Property records show he paid about $33,000 more than that when he bought the 43-acre spread in 2003. Now 37, Lesnar, who is originally from North Dakota, attended the U of M on a wrestling scholarship.

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Fire sparks evacuation from apartment building, man arrested for arson

Police and fire crews responded to the fire just before 9 a.m. Saturday.

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Morning storms cause power outages, ensuing problems in Eagan

There have been reports of disabled traffic lights and issues at local businesses.

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GOP nominee questions if those with disabilities, non-English speakers should be able to vote

Crockett made the comments in a 2020 radio interview following a ruling from the Minnesota Supreme Court.


Jury: MN pharmacist did not violate woman's rights by refusing her morning-after pill

Gender Justice, the advocacy group that brought about the lawsuit, says it will appeal the decision.

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Revival to close its original Minneapolis restaurant

Don't worry – it's bringing the chicken to its nearby BBQ joint.


Fatal crash under investigation on Hwy 62 in Mendota Heights

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating the crash near Dodd Road.

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Driver strikes 5 bicyclists near Mapleton

The Sheriff's Office has indicated that those injured were children.

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The former Bachelor Farmer space is sold in Minneapolis

A new restaurant is expected to open next year.

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Supercharged atmosphere causing more mega-rain events

There could be a mega-rain event Saturday-Sunday in Minnesota, Wisconsin and/or Iowa.