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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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Saturday's Gophers-Northwestern game canceled

Minnesota is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak in its football program.

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Minneapolis woman's home vandalized for a 7th time since March

The most recent incident happened on Thanksgiving.

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Jamie Malone's Grand Cafe is closing, building owners say

Head chef Jamie Malone will continue operations at Eastside.


High school softball coach accused of stealing booster funds

The 65-year-old is a coach at Lakeville South High School.

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Suspect leads police on 26-mile pursuit in Meeker County

When the suspect stopped, he tried to get out of his car with a shotgun in hand.

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Human remains found at Albert Lea building where 3 people where shot

Authorities say the human remains are not related to the shooting.


DirecTV subscribers could lose KARE 11 on Tuesday

A new contract needs to be agreed upon by 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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Inmate from Rush City prison dies after COVID-19 diagnosis

The man is the fifth incarcerated person in Minnesota to die from COVID-19.


Belle Plaine man dies after duck boat capsizes on lake

One man was found sitting on the overturned boat while another man was in the water.

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Watch: Adam Thielen watches end of Vikings/Panthers just like all of us

The Vikings receiver looked like a true fan on Sunday afternoon.