Some of the temperature readings coming in from buoys show the big lake is the warmest it's been in 30 years. In some places it's already 70 degrees and it's likely to keep warming up for another few weeks. Record-breaking summer heat is part of it, but the warm-up actually has its roots in our balmy winter.
Ant sets the tone, Timberwolves dominate Grizzlies
The Wolves have won four of their past six games.
Wild's comeback bid comes up short against Panthers
The Wild came close to another come-from-behind victory.
Watch: Willians Astudillo throws haymaker during bench-clearing brawl
Talk about "Turtle Power."
Gophers keep division title hopes alive, throttle Indiana
Chris Autman-Bell caught two touchdowns in a 35-14 victory over the Hoosiers.
4 children missing from home in Twin Cities are found safe
Police are seeking help finding the four siblings.
2 state troopers die of cancer within two days of each other
Rob Veldkamp and Derek Haehnel were 49 and 36, respectively.
Accused Hwy 169 shooter loses phone privileges over alleged witness tampering
Jamal Smith is charged with fatally shooting a youth coach this past July.
COVID-19 booster shots now available to all Minnesota adults
Gov. Tim Walz's announcement qualifies around 1.7 million people in Minnesota for a booster shot.
'I’ve got a lot to say': Retired MN sheriff's deputy writes his own obituary
Tim Yerigan died November 14 at the age of 57.
Twins release Astudillo, add Lewis, Miranda to 40-man roster
The Twins also signed Jake Cave to a one-year deal.
Welcome back, Bentleyville: Beloved Tour of Lights returns
The Duluth event is back to being a walkthrough show this year.
Record high temps expected for July 4; Canterbury Park cancels races
Minnesota is grilling up near-record high temperatures this Fourth of July holiday. Expect about 100 degrees, with dewpoints in the mid-70s that create a heat index up to 112 degrees Wednesday afternoon. Topping 100 is rare in the metro – it's only been done four times since 1990, WCCO says.
Lake Superior shipping season ends Wednesday night
The Edwin H. Gott pulled into the Duluth Seaway Port Wednesday morning. It is the final ship of the 2011 season. MPR reports the Soo Locks officially close Wednesday at midnight. The warm weather allowed the locks to stay open three days longer this last year.
We're at 16 straight months with an above-normal temp
Warmer-than-normal temperatures again for the Twin Cities.
Surfers enjoying the winter waves on Lake Superior
A group of brave surfers were spotted hitting the waves on Lake Superior Friday. WDIO in Duluth reports the air temperature was near single digits, but the Great Lake was in the mid-30s. One of the surfers says he's been catching the waves for the past 15 years.
Red Cliff Tribe to remove ammunition barrels from Lake Superior
About 70 random barrels will be recovered, sampled and properly disposed as part of a health investigation this summer. More than 1,400 barrels were dumped into the Great Lake during the Cold War.
A local luxury: Lake Superior caviar
Yes, that's a thing. The Star Tribune takes a look at Grand Marais' Dockside Fish Market, which processes 60,000 pounds of herring roe into caviar every year. Most of that is shipped to Scandinavian countries, but you can get a little right here in its native land.
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