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Game 4: Wild hope home dominance continues against Blackhawks

If you're the Minnesota Wild, you're happy Game 4 is at home. Minnesota trails the Blackhawks 2-1 in the Western Conference semifinals, but they are unbeaten at home in the playoffs (4-0), and just 1-5 on the road. Face off is at 8:30 at the Xcel Energy Center.

Minnesota mom of bullied kids takes problem to social media

Like a lot of kids, northwest Minnesota students Anna, 8, and her brother, Ben, 7, have been having trouble with bullies at school. It's an old problem. But the children's mother, Sarah Cymbaluk, this week employed an Internet-age solution. She took to social media, which has raised some provocative questions.

Going fishing at the lake? Construction traffic ahead

With the fishing opener this weekend, many Minnesotans will be heading out to cabins and lakes. You might want to allow for some extra time. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has several road construction projects underway that will create bypasses, lane closures and detours.

More 'urban coyotes' calling the Twin Cities home

Wave your arms, throw something, use an air horn, yell: wildlife experts say that's what you should do if you see a coyote. While coyotes are typically no threat to humans, their numbers are increasing in the Twin Cities.

Lineup named as Taste of Minnesota returns after 3-year absence

The Taste of Minnesota was a Fourth of July tradition for many years, but the festival has not been staged for the past three years after its owners declared bankruptcy. But the multi-day event will return this summer and the lineup for the headliners has been set. The Taste of Minnesota will be held on Harriet Island in St. Paul from July 3-6.

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22 dogs taken in by Animal Humane Society from shuttered breeder

The dogs were taken in after a report stated there were too many on a single property.


Latest on the 2 snowstorms set to impact Minnesota

The first arrives Thursday night into Friday before a bigger system comes next week.


Cop who pepper-sprayed downtown protesters received $150K payout

Samantha Belcourt said she "feared for her life."

Powerball Minnesota lottery

$1 million Powerball prize won in Twin Cities

The winning ticket was sold in Chanhassen for Wednesday's draw.

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Animales Barbeque Co. looks to open brick-and-mortar location

The popular food truck has partnered with the owner of Billy Sushi.

Christmas presents

Here are some 2022 holiday shipping deadlines to keep in mind

Most deadlines are a few days before Christmas Eve.


Minneapolis will waive pet adoption fees on Friday

Pet licensing fees still apply to adoptions at the event.


Family who endured car theft ordeal surprised with trip to Universal Orlando

A father rescued his four children after a thief jumped in his car while he was getting something from his trunk.


Charges: Teen speeding before crash that killed mother, injured her son

The teenager was driving at speeds between 72-89 mph at the time of the crash.