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Franken's secret santa exchange draws bipartisan support

Beer, Buffalo sauce, even a donkey and elephant carved from West Virginia coal. NBC News runs down the gift list.
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Beer, Buffalo sauce, even a donkey and elephant carved from West Virginia coal. NBC News runs down the gift list.

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Thunder selects Chet Holmgren 2nd overall in NBA Draft

The Minneapolis native becomes the highest-drafted Minnesotan in NBA history.

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One airlifted after crash on rural Scott County highway

The State Patrol shut down Highway 282 in both directions Thursday afternoon.

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Man pleads guilty for threatening to kill Hennepin County employees

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Fourth person sentenced for murder of Minneapolis realtor

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, June 23

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