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Austin: Rochester goalie dominates en route to NAHL title

In his fifth and final year playing in the North American Hockey League, goaltender Brock Kautz was nearly invincible between the pipes as he led the Minnesota Wildnerness to a pair of victories over the Austin Bruins to win the NAHL national championship. Kautz made 47 saves in Game 1 – which took four overtimes to complete – and he posted a shutout in Game 2.

– Read more from the Post Bulletin

St. Cloud: Top-ranked Huskies ousted from NCAA Tourney

Henderson State University had St. Cloud State's number in the Central Region of the NCAA baseball tournament. HSU upset the No. 1-ranked Huskies in the opening round of the regional and ended their season Sunday night with a walk-off single in the tenth inning. SCSU finishes the season with a record of 54-5, and missed the Division II College World Series by just one game.

– Read more from the St. Cloud Times

Mankato: Local man on the leaderboard at U.S. bowling championship

From Mankato East High School to the Nebraska Cornhuskers bowling team and all the way to Texas for a shot at some prize money in a national bowling tournament, Mankato native Chad Oachs has a great chance to finish in the top three thanks to 17 consecutive strikes and his 28th career 300.

– Read more from the Mankato Free Press

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

Frey: Police faced 'whack-a-mole' situation on chaotic Fourth of July

The mayor says law enforcement resources were being pulled all over the city as violent scenes unfolded.


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

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

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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.