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Vikings vs. Texans: Preseason Week 1 preview

One player in the spotlight: Matt Cassel. He’s Christian Ponder’s backup this year. How does he look so far?

Former Monticello High School track star, 19, hit, killed while running

Family and friends are mourning the loss of a former Monticello High School track and cross country star who was hit and killed in Otsego Thursday.

High flyer: Man accused of drinking, buzzing crowd in ultralight

A 28-year-old Biwabik, Minn., man is accused of flying an ultralight plane Thursday night under the influence of alcohol – and over a music-festival crowd in Stearns County.

Former MSU coach Hoffner in arbitration with university

Minnesota State University, Mankato, and Todd Hoffner are in arbitration in an attempt to come to a settlement over the former head football coach’s dismissal.

U of M study: Messy workspaces fuel more creative behavior

University of Minnesota researchers discovered that the state of your work space, either messy or tidy, has a major influence on your creativity.

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Missing: Minnesota man last seen in Sioux Falls area

Aaron Pearson, 41, was reported missing on Thursday.

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Protest for Tyre Nichols to be held outside MN Governor’s Mansion

Activists groups say they’ll call on Gov. Tim Walz and the Legislature to implement police reforms.

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Minnesota pool contractor banned from industry, must pay $2 million-plus

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison filed suit against Charles Workman and his company, MN Crete Pools, LLC, in August.

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St. Paul man identified as victim of north Minneapolis homicide

The shooting occurred on the 2200 block of Emerson Avenue North on Wednesday.

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Two youths seriously injured after being struck by driver in Bloomington

Police say the boy is in a critical condition, while the girl has severe injuries.

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Two men sentenced for carjacking in Rosedale Center parking lot

Leon Kismit Bell, 49, and Jack Mitchell Piche, 23, were sentenced in U.S. District Court on Jan. 20.

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Police identify White Bear Lake officer shot while serving warrant

The officer is a six-year veteran of the department.

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Minnesota Senate passes bill codifying abortion into state law

Having already passed in the House, it will now be sent to Gov. Tim Walz for signing into law.

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Tyre Nichols: Initial police version of events bear similarities to George Floyd killing

Memphis PD said Nichols complained of 'shortness of breath' following 'confrontations' with police, who in reality violently beat him.

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