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Heat wave drops State Fair attendance to 5-year low

Oppressive heat and humidity this week is the likely cause of the lowest daily attendance number in the past five years.

Hiker rescued after fall from 40-foot bluff in La Crosse

The La Crosse Fire Department spent two hours Wednesday morning rescuing a 22-year-old woman who fell from a 40- to 50-foot bluff and survived.

Tainted diesel fuel damages several vehicles in St. Cloud area

Police are investigating intentionally contaminated diesel fuel at two First Fuels Bank gas stations. The tainted gas caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage to several vehicles.

Swim coach investigated for child porn drowns himself

A Wisconsin swim coach and piano teacher who drowned last week had been arrested the same day on invasion of privacy charges related to photographs of underage girls.

Telluride Film Festival to pay tribute to Coen brothers

Minnesota-born filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen are among the artists who will be lauded with a tribute at the 40th annual Telluride Film Festival this weekend.

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police tape, crime scene

Police: Man dies after breaking window during domestic assault in St. Paul

The man's official cause of death will be ruled by a medical examiner.

Rep. Joe McDonald

'No respect': MN lawmaker shows up to debate in pirate costume

He was called out on Twitter by Rep. Kaohly Vang Her.

Rocco Baldelli

Twins-Athletics postponed for Monday amid COVID issues

The Twins are hoping to play a doubleheader with the A's on Tuesday.

Rep. Maxine Waters

Maxine Waters speaks in Brooklyn Center, draws ire of right-wing media

The congresswoman visited protesters Saturday night.

Justin Fields

5 quarterbacks the Vikings could select in the 2021 NFL Draft

Will the Vikings get a successor for Kirk Cousins?

Chet Holmgren

ESPN to televise Chet Holmgren's college decision on Monday

Holmgren has narrowed his list of suitors to seven schools.