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Bringin' It: Thursday's Top 5 Minn. sports storylines

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Happy Thursday! If you're still near a computer during the March heat wave, here are the top five headlines we're watching today:

1)The WCHA Final Five begins today at the X. The afternoon session pits Michigan Tech against Denver..and in the nightcap it's St. Cloud State against North Dakota. The winners advance to tomorrow's semifinals against the Gophers and UMD Bulldogs.

2) The Timberwolves are in Utah tonight looking for their second straight win on the road. With Ricky Rubio out for the rest of the year, Minnesota's chances of making the playoffs rest primarily on Kevin Love's shoulders. This month, he's been great -- averaging more than 32 points a game.

3) The girls' basketball tournament moves into the semifinal stage today for Class 3A and 4A. So far, top seeds Richfield and Hopkins are still in the mix. The Class A quarterfinals also start today.

4) The Twins made a few cuts this morning in Fort Myers. Nine players are gone from the major league roster, including pitchers Lester Oliveros and Scott Diamond. The Twins have 57 players left in camp -- 27 are pitchers.

5) Oh, back to Ricky Rubio. If you haven't seen this video of the injured rookie tooling around Target, have a chuckle on us.

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Gov. Tim Walz and Scott Jensen.

Walz, Jensen clash over 'extreme' abortion views

The two clashed over the topic on Tuesday, following the Roe v. Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Movie filming brings memorable day for MN teen with leukemia

Ayotzin Limon-Millard was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia last year.

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Police trying to ID 'Playboy bandit' and 'no-pants raider' suspect

Police are calling the unidentified man "the Playboy bandit" and the "no-pants raider."

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Twin Cities under severe thunderstorm watch Tuesday afternoon

Large hail and damaging winds are the main threats.

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Famous Dave's family brings new BBQ biz to the south metro

The newest Twin Cities location is the first to offer wine slushies on the menu.

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Large hail possible with strong storms in eastern MN, WI

Watch the forecast update with meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.

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WI governor vows to protect anyone charged with abortion crimes

“You think it’s bad now? The four Republicans that are going after me, one of them we’re going to beat, they are going to make it worse," Evers said.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, June 28

The state will stop providing daily updates and move to weekly editions beginning Thursday, June 30.

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Sports anchor Hobie Artigue announces FOX9 departure

Artigue has spent the past seven years covering Minnesota sports.

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Boy, 7, dies after being pulled from pool in south Minneapolis

The boy was pulled from a pool at a home in south Minneapolis.

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Nashville man leaving wedding shot in the face in Minneapolis

He was leaving a wedding when gunfire erupted near the Stone Arch Bridge Saturday night.

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Abogados Café in St. Paul is the first law-themed coffee shop in America

The new business is Minnesota's first Latina-owned coffee shop.

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