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Mankato: Mavericks' sprinter now a 2-time national champ

A senior sprinter from Minnesota State-Mankato is now a two-time national champion. At the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships, the transfer from the University of Louisville, Emmanuel Matadi, took first place in the 100- and- 200-meter dashes. Matadi was recently named the Central Region track athlete of the year.

– Read more from the Mankato Free Press

Shakopee: Prep coach up for National Softball Coach of the Year

Shakopee High School softball coach Neil Johnson was named one of eight finalists for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association national coach of the year in softball. The winner will be announced on June 20th. Coaches are nominated based on longevity, service to high school athletics, honors, championship years, and winning percentage.

Read more from the Shakopee Valley News

Blooming Prairie: Girls basketball coach retires after 22 years

John Worke is stepping down after 22 years at the helm of the Blooming Prairie High School girls basketball team. Worke guided the "Awesome Blossoms" to the state tournament early in his career, but the most rewarding part of the job was the camaraderie he built with fellow coaches.

– Read more from the Austin Daily Herald

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Body recovered from Mississippi River near hydro plant in St. Paul

Authorities say the body appeared to have been in the river for months.

Braxton Sorenson

Charges: Lakeville driver didn't call 911 after fatally striking teen on bicycle

The 15-year-old boy was killed while riding his bike along a route he frequented.

Crystal Lake in Robbinsdale

Body found along shoreline of Crystal Lake

Police identified the body as a male Tuesday afternoon.


Little Falls man killed in ATV crash over holiday weekend

The 55-year-old apparently lost control and was partially ejected from the vehicle on Sunday.

Ellie Ragin

Police chief reveals new details in 'heartbreaking' search for Elle Ragin

Police reveal new details that led investigators to Stearns County.

Subway Series new menu

Subway overhauling menu, offering 1M free subs on July 12

The "Subway Series" menu change is set to take over beginning July 12.

Reader-submitted video taken of people throwing fireworks at people and cars on July 4, 2022.

Watch: Fireworks fired at people, buildings in downtown Minneapolis

Footage shared widely on social media shows chaotic scenes downtown on Fourth of July evening.

Ellie Ragin

Search for missing Elle Ragin shifts to park in Stearns County

Mississippi River County Park is closed to the public until further notice.

storm, severe weather, derecho

Developing derecho likely to blast southwest Minnesota

Damaging winds up to 90 mph are the main threat.

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Two Minneapolis restaurants announce closures

It's the end of the line for Pie & Mighty and Bunny's Bar & Grill.

Grape Jelly

Someone is sending St. Paul resident unsolicited grape jelly

A resident said they received a large number of deliveries containing only jars of jelly.

Braxton Sorenson

Family identifies 15-year-old bicyclist killed by suspected drunk driver

A GoFundMe page has been created to support his family.