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Shock in New Orleans after Minneapolis awarded 2018 Super Bowl

New Orleans officials were stunned when NFL owners voted Tuesday afternoon to give the marquee February event to wintry Minneapolis, where the new $1 billion Vikings stadium has not yet been built. The Big Easy was considered the big favorite to host its 11th Super Bowl. 

Minnesota is 1st state with law assuring adoption option for research dogs and cats

Minnesota is the first state – and first political body in the world – to mandate that dogs and cats used in research must be put up for adoption when research is over, instead of being euthanized. Gov. Dayton signed the measure into law this week.

No more "get out of jail free" cards for Minnesota lawmakers

The Minnesota Secretary of State announced Wednesday his office would no longer issue legislative privilege cards that some believed gave lawmakers immunity from being arrested for DWI during a legislative session.

Target takes earnings hit, but analysts see signs of turnaround

Target reported a 16 percent drop in first-quarter profit, but an analysis of the numbers in the first quarter earnings report by Reuters sees signs of progress for the troubled Minneapolis-based retailer.

Reports: Grizzlies' Joerger to interview for Wolves' coaching job

Memphis Grizzlies head coach Dave Joerger is going to interview for the head coaching job with the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to media reports. Joerger is a native of Staples, Minnesota.

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St. Michael standoff suspect charged, bail set at $10 million

A judge on Monday set the high bail due to "very significant concerns of public safety" regarding Brandon Gardas.

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Minnesota's premier trauma center housed at HCMC

The Minneapolis center is nationally recognized in pediatric trauma

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Crisp & Green opening 13th store in Twin Cities in July

The fast-casual salad and grains restaurant has exploded onto the food scene.

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Twins to host post-game concert with country star at Target Field

Country singer Cole Swindell is expected to perform for up to 75 minutes after the conclusion of the Blue Jays-Twins contest.

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Canton Restaurant closes after nearly 40 years in Burnsville

It's the end of an era in the Twin Cities restaurant world.

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Luck strikes in Minnesota: lottery winners in Duluth, Grand Marais

The North Shore just so happened to be a lucky place to be this past weekend.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, June 27

BA.5 is expected to become the dominant subvariant in Minnesota.

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60-year-old woman arrested after firing shots inside Spicer home

SWAT evacuated nearby residents during the incident.

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Florida Georgia Line booked to play at the Minnesota State Fair

The band is the second country music act to be booked this year.

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First case of monkeypox confirmed in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health says the risk to the public is "considered low" at this time.

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Isolated severe weather in Minnesota on Tuesday and Wednesday

Definitely not a slam dunk either day, but the chance is there.

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