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Minneapolis: State tennis preview

The boys state tennis tournament takes place this week and The Blake School is back to defend its Class A championship. Both individual state champs are also back to defend their titles.

– Read more from the MSHSL

St. Cloud: Prep stars deal with dyslexia

Two of the best all-around athletes in the St. Cloud prep sports scene both battle dyslexia, and they're sharing their stories. St. Cloud Tech's Cory Rouw is headed to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on a Division I Nordic skiing scholarship and St. Cloud Cathedral's Rachel Eickhoff is off to South Dakota State on a cross country scholarship.

– Read more from the St. Cloud Times

Brainerd: Rocket cars added to Brainerd Raceway

An 89-year-old man with 50 years of racing "rocket cars" highlighted Friday's debut of Rocket Go-Karts at Brainerd International Raceway. These speedsters travel up to 330 miles per hour and blaze through a quarter-mile race in about four seconds.

– Read more from the Brainerd Dispatch

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Ferocious winds, possible tornadoes leave destruction in MN

Numerous reports of tornadoes and nearly 100 mph straight-line winds.


Canoe carrying 4 overturns near St. John's University

Of the four, only one was wearing a lifejacket when the boat capsized Wednesday.

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MN's craft alcohol makers back new push to loosen state's liquor laws

The pushback includes loosening restrictions on growler sales for bigger craft breweries and a more direct line of spirit sales to customers.

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Severe thunderstorm warnings in the Twin Cities

It's the second night in a row that severe storms are hitting the metro.


Twin Cities placed in tornado watch ahead of intense line of storms

Photo above is a view from Marshall as the line of storms moved through Thursday evening.

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1 dead, 1 escapes western Wisconsin house fire

The single-story home was fully engulfed in flames when first responders arrived early Wednesday morning.

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Rare 'particularly dangerous situation' weather watch issued in SW MN

The warning covers an area of Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska.

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Dad and 2 children killed in western Wisconsin house fire

A devastating house fire happened early Thursday morning.

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2 suspects involved in Brooklyn Park armed carjacking

The incident happened Wednesday night near a shopping center and Cub.

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Man sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for child pornography

Alexander John Odegaard was sentenced in U.S. District Court Tuesday.

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Victim in I-90 crash was storm-chasing meteorologist from Mexico

Martha Llanos Rodriguez died in the wreck on I-90.