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Target’s gift to holiday shoppers: Free shipping starts now

In the annual retail holiday battle, Target comes out swinging early. The Minneapolis based retailer is offering free shipping for all online orders – starting today, and lasting through Dec. 20. The free shipping deal is a few weeks earlier than it’s usually implemented. Target is attempting to rebound after news of a massive data breach last year appeared to chill shoppers’ warmth for the store.

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No chemicals needed: Nation’s first natural pool to open in Minneapolis

A public swimming pool without chemicals – That’s the plan at one Minneapolis park, which is set to open the continent’s first all-natural filtration public pool next summer. Instead of chlorine, the water is filtered outside of the pool and through a collection of natural plants that soak up all the undesirable elements. It’ll feature a large wading area, five lap lanes and a diving board – and of course, in the winter it will become an ice rink.

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Wednesday’s rain clears up for partial solar eclipse; stellar weekend ahead

Clouds increase today, with spotty rain chances in the Twin Cities in the afternoon. Skies will clear up for Thursday's partial solar eclipse, which is expected to be at its maximum phase at 5:35 p.m. A stellar weekend, with temperatures above average, is also expected.

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Minnesota switches to weekly COVID updates

The weekly updates will be provided on Thursdays.

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Man shot inside Oakdale movie theater expected to survive

The 23-year-old victim underwent surgery and is recovering at the hospital.


Minnesota confirms second case of monkeypox virus

More cases are expected in the coming days and weeks, the health department says.


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, June 29

One of the newly reported deaths was a person aged 15-19 from Yellow Medicine County.

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Drone drops bag of candy near kids fishing

A black SUV quickly left the area afterwards.

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Al Franken to bring comedy tour to Minneapolis

Acme Comedy is hosting the former senator in late August.


Alabama replaces Toby Keith as headliner at MN music festival

The Lakefront Music Festival is set to take place in Prior Lake on July 8-9.

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2-year-old who died in Maple Grove crash identified

The crash happened last Thursday on County Road 81 in Maple Grove.

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Shooting inside Oakdale movie theater: Suspect on the run

A 23-year-old was shot while inside theater 17 around 10 p.m.

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Walz, Jensen clash over 'extreme' abortion views

The two clashed over the topic on Tuesday, following the Roe v. Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.