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Breakthrough? Syria 'welcomes' Russia's plan

President Barack Obama will address the nation regarding proposed U.S. military action in Syria at 8 p.m. You can watch the address live on

Worker killed when concrete slab falls at new ballpark site in St. Paul

A Plymouth man working on the Lowertown ballpark project in downtown St. Paul was killed when a concrete slap fell on him.

Teen surrenders in shooting case of Minneapolis baby

The 17-year-old connected to an accidental shooting of an infant in Minneapolis last week turned himself into police.

$3,000 reward offered for information on reindeer poacher

"Claus," a prized 5-year-old reindeer, was shot and killed in his pen on a McLeod County farm last month.

Grab a shovel, it's gonna be a snowy winter, almanacs say

Two rival publications predict we ought to brace for a cold and snowy winter.

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Coller: What's left to watch for Vikings fans?

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.

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Traditional trick-of-treating a no-no, but MDH say there are ways to make it safer

There are safer ways to do trick-or-treating than going door-to-door, health officials say.

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Officers seize 440 fake hand-sanitizing stations at International Falls port

If the items were legitimate, they would have been worth more than $1 million.

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Jason Lewis discharged from the hospital after life-threatening hernia

Lewis will return to his home in Woodbury to recover.

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Backlash as Trump campaign, MPD union seek retired cops to act as 'poll challengers'

The Secretary of State says targeting a "problem area" is unlawful.

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Woman fatally struck by train in west-central Minnesota

The woman's identity has not been released.

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Target reveals its first Black Friday deals; month-long discounts planned

The retailer is staggering its sales to make it easier to shoppers to plan amid COVID-19.

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Twins decline 2021 option on Sergio Romo

The Twins begin a potential overhaul in the bullpen.

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'Scalpel approach' gives MN schools chance to keep playing sports

County infection rates are no longer the only thing that matters.


With the help of HVAC, Circus Juventas will host its first holiday shows

After months of canceled classes and shows, Circus Juventas is hosting its first ever holiday show, with safety precautions.

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Vikings send Cameron Dantzler to COVID-19/reserve list

Dantzler's placement leaves the Vikings paper-thin at cornerback heading into Green Bay.