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Plows work through night, but slick spots plague morning commute

The snow tapered off Tuesday morning, but many roads remained slick for the morning commute. Minnesota State Patrol responded to nearly 200 accidents Tuesday morning and over 700 on Monday, two of which were fatal. Officials says there were also three accidents involving state troopers during the winter storm, one of which was captured on video showing two squad cars getting hit by a semi-truck on Interstate-94 in Rogers. No one was seriously injured in that crash.

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Veterans Day freebies, deals and events

A number of freebies for present and former Minnesota servicemen and women on this Veterans Day. Starbucks, Red Lobster and Outback Steakhouse are among those offering a thank-you free deal. Remember that many banks and the post office are closed in connection with the annual holiday, and parking meters in many cities are free today.

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Peterson grievance hearing must happen by Nov. 17

Yesterday, the NFL Players Association filed a grievance seeking the reinstatement of Adrian Peterson, who remains on the commissioner’s exempt list. Today, Pro Football Talk reports that the NFL is obligated to provide Peterson a grievance hearing by Monday at the latest, and a decision to reinstate him or suspend him for violating the league’s personal conduct policy must be made by Nov. 22. Stay tuned.

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Charges: Man kidnapped woman, sexually assaulted her at gunpoint

The suspect faces three separate felony charges.

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St. Cloud 'Boogaloo Boi' who discussed attack on MN Capitol gets 2 years

He was charged with illegally possessing a machine gun.

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Gophers add All-Ivy League D-tackle from Harvard

Chris Smith will be eligible immediately as a graduate transfer.

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High school basketball team returns from game to find bus driver dead

Members of the girls team returned to the bus to find the driver unresponsive.

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Minnesota AG sues COVID testing site, alleging it sent false results

Sometimes the company didn't send people their results at all, the lawsuit alleges.

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UnitedHealth Group says it made $287B last year, $24B of it profit

The corporation's Optum business represented a significant chunk of that total.


Omicron may have already peaked in Minnesota

Reported cases lag what's happening in real time, so the newly reported cases over the next week or so will still be very high.

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MnDOT reveals 50 snowplow name finalists

Voting is open through Wednesday, Jan. 26.

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Walz's $2.7B infrastructure plan includes $940M for climate projects

Projects will help Minnesota prevent or adapt to climate change and mitigate its impacts, the governor says.

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'Just took this': MN mayor tweeting others' pics says it's for 'entertainment'

The mayor told Bring Me The News his goal on Twitter is to spread joy.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, January 19

More than 44,000 new cases reported from the holiday weekend.