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Warming through the weekend: 100-degree heat index by Monday

After a pleasant respite from average temperatures this week, Mother Nature is about to turn the heat up in Minnesota. The National Weather Service says temperatures will begin to warm this weekend and by Monday could reach to between 85 and 95 degrees.

Jury set to get Ventura case Tuesday; defense seeks to toss case

Both sides rested Friday in the case brought by former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, who is suing the estate of an ex-Navy SEAL sniper for defamation. Final arguments are set for Tuesday, although a lawyer for the late SEAL sniper Chris Kyle asked the judge Friday to throw the case out for lack of evidence before the jury gets it.

Study: Sweet drinks may contain more harmful fructose than previously thought

People who drink sweet beverages may be consuming more of the harmful sugar known as fructose than they realize, according to recent lab tests on more than three dozen sweet drinks and sodas, although a dueling study backed by the beverage industry disputes the claims.

Garbage company dumps 2 tons of trash in driveway over unpaid bill

Minnesota made USA Today's "5 craziest crimes of the week." The story came out of Redwing, where a garbage company dumped nearly two tons of "wet, putrescible waste" on a customer's driveway over an unpaid bill.

Home stand could define second half of Twins season

The Minnesota Twins open the second half of the 2014 season at home Friday night against the Tampa Bay Rays. The game kicks off a critical 10-game home stand, that could determine whether or not the Twins are contenders or sellers at Major League Baseball's Trade Deadline.

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Ringo Starr's late cancellation of MN show was because he has COVID-19

The Beatles drummer was due to perform in Minnesota Sunday.

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Fire destroys cafe, two other business properties in downtown Fairfax

A former pizza joint was also destroyed, while two other properties were damaged.

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Woman dies from injuries in crash that killed her husband, another man

The couple in their 80s died in the collision near Lake Lillian.

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2 Park Nicollet employees convicted of embezzling $500,000

The pair worked at a CPAP clinic in St. Louis Park.


No Jingle Ball this year? Twin Cities left off iHeartRadio holiday tour

The annual touring event usually visits the Xcel Energy Center.

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Target gives first look at some of its Deal Days discounts

The Minneapolis retailer is holding its Deal Days event earlier than ever, in an attempt to drive sales after a turbulent year.

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Man dies after crashing truck into western Wisconsin lake

The victim was unable to make it to shore despite being able to get out of his truck.

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Sheriff: Man who didn't return to campsite died in ATV crash

It happened at the Foothills State Forest and Spider Lake ATV Recreation Area

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Chinese billionaire settles lawsuit over alleged rape in Minneapolis

The tech billionaire was accused of sexually assaulting a University of Minnesota student in 2018.

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Frontline worker payments: Over a million Minnesotans to get $487.45

Gov. Tim Walz says the payments will start going out on Wednesday.


Ed Sheeran to bring North America stadium tour to Minneapolis

It's the second show announced for the Vikings stadium in 2023.

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GOP candidate Kim Crockett won't commit to accepting election result

Crockett has been a proponent of conspiracy theories regarding the 2020 presidential election.