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4 people drown in area lakes over the holiday weekend

The incidents occurred in locations around Minnesota and Wisconsin, and the high water and fast currents may have been factors.

New study says children of same-sex parents are healthier, happier

The children of same-sex parents scored equal or better on a range of physical and social health measures compared to kids in the general population, a first-of-its-kind study finds.

Police search for missing Sartell woman

The family of Sara Winscher, 36, reported her missing on Saturday, saying they have not heard from her for about two weeks and are concerned for her welfare.

Video: Wisconsin man pulls milk can off bear's head

It was like a real-life version of the claw arcade game for a Wisconsin logger who used a forwarder machine to pull an old milk can off a black bear’s head.

Self-serve beer machines on tap at Target Field

Sick of waiting in line to buy a beer at a busy concession stand at Target Field? Wait no more. Self-serve beer stations are up and running at Target Field, where fans can pour their own beer and pay by the ounce.

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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.

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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.