This year's list from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group includes the Hot Wheels Rat Bomb, a mini-crossbow and an Elmo talking cell phone.
After 3-month delay, newest Twin Cities Raising Cane's opens
The restaurant was originally scheduled to open in October.
Armed man robs Twin Cities thrift store, flees in carjacked pickup
He pulled out a handgun shortly after chatting with the cashier about his scarf.
Gallery: Pagoda-inspired home on Lake Pepin for sale for $2M
The home has 425 feet of private shoreline on the Mississippi River.
Walz proposes legalizing marijuana in massive supplemental budget
It's among the provisions in his "Budget to Move Minnesota Forward."
Photos reveal damage from gunshots to Minneapolis snowplow
A hydraulic line and three tires were damaged in the shooting.
Minneapolis schools confirm return to in-person teaching Monday
The school district shifted to online learning almost two weeks ago as rising COVID cases led to staff and bus driver shortages.
Mineral leases for proposed Twin Metals mine near Boundary Waters canceled
A review by the DOI found "significant legal deficiencies" with the leases' 2019 renewal.
Reward to find person who left kittens to die in freezing WI cold
The cats were thrown from a vehicle, according to a witness.
Charges: Man led police on multi-city pursuit in stolen Metro Mobility bus
The bus had been left unattended with the keys inside when it was stolen.
Charges: Man fatally shot mother of his child during argument
Officers found her on the ground outside the couple's home.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, January 26
More than 15,000 new cases in today's update.
List of the coldest wind chills in Minnesota Wednesday morning
The wind chill was as low at -38F in St. Paul.
Consumer watchdogs question Minn. colleges' contract with debit card co.
Minnesota State Colleges and universities are being scrutinized by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group over a contract with private financial company Higher One. The consumer watchdog claims Higher One pushes students into using debit cards with sneaky fees that "eat up students' financial aid awards."
Kars4Kids charity under scrutiny from watchdog group.
Probably best known for their catchy radio jingle, Kars4Kids (K-A-R-S kars for kids) is being questioned for misleading donors. The organization has already been fined $65,000 in two other states for failing to disclose the beneficiaries of car donations.
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