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Minnesota is (relatively) the coldest place on earth this year

We've likely all uttered the words "Minnesota feels like the coldest place on earth" – and this year, we were right. At least compared to what we're used to.

Audubon Society calls Vikings stadium 'a death trap' for birds

Birds tend to fly into windows every now and again, some bouncing back up and flying away. And others, well, not so much. Audubon Minnesota, the world's largest bird-focused conservation group, attempted to apply further pressure on the Vikings to make changes to the glass on its $1 billion stadium.

Surveillance video in Pawn America armed robbery released

Roseville police released surveillance video showing two suspects in an armed robbery that left a pawn shop employee with a gunshot wound. The footage is only 13 seconds long, and was uploaded to YouTube by a few news organizations. Police are asking for the public's help identifying the suspects.

State names first-ever medical cannabis director

Michelle Larson is Minnesota's first-ever director of the Office of Medical Cannabis. Larson, a longtime Minnesota Department of Health staffer who most recently served as the deputy director for the Office of Statewide Health Improvement, will be in charge of managing the medical pot program's staff.

Spam Museum to get new can in downtown Austin

The Spam Museum is packing up and heading a few blocks south, to a brand new building in downtown Austin, Minnesota. The Austin City Council approved a private redevelopment deal with Hormel Monday that shifts ownership of a downtown lot over to the company for the sole purpose of building a new Spam Museum.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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