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Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean tours converge at Target Field this summer

One of Minnesota’s favorites is coming back to perform in a big show at Target Field next summer. The Minnesota Twins announced today that Kenny Chesney will return for a July concert, backed by country music sensation Jason Aldean. Tickets aren’t on sale just yet, but Twins season ticket holders get access to presales tickets before the general public.

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Crookston man fleeing police dies in fiery crash; other weekend police chases reported

A Crookston man fleeing police died in a fiery crash Sunday night in northwestern Minnesota. Police were called to check on a 27-year old man and when they arrived he got into his truck, rammed a police car and sped away. Reports say he later lost control of the vehicle and smashed into a concrete bridge pillar. There were other police pursuits that resulted in accidents over the weekend, among them: A Wisconsin man speeding from police crashed and was killed and two suspects in a stolen van crashed into a White Bear Lake home.

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Weather week: Enjoy autumn before it leaves

One more day of splendid autumn weather. Jerrid Sebesta’s forecast calls for mild temperatures, in the 60s, as the work week begins. Chillier temps and some rain likely across the state Tuesday. Temperatures will settle into the 50s for the rest of the week, until Friday, when it may be in the 40s for Halloween. But no rain is expected for the trick-or-treaters.

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Doug Wardlow reneges on promise, will challenge GOP's AG candidate in primary

Wardlow's announcement sparked swift criticism from the MN GOP and the party-endorsed candidate, Jim Schultz.

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US News '150 Best Places to Live' features 1 from MN, 3 from WI

The latest US News list is for the most populous metro areas only, so no small towns.

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7 tornadoes touched down last week in western MN, ND

Two of the seven were EF-2 level tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, May 17

72 hours of case data reported over the weekend is included in Tuesday updates.

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City of Minneapolis, Jaleel Stallings reach $1.5M settlement

Although a settlement was made, the city will not admit fault or take any responsibility for the incident as part of the agreement with Stallings.

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2 rescued after kayaks capsize on Sauk River

Recent heavy rainfall produced a strong currents on the water.

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How to order 8 free at-home COVID-19 tests

A third round of free tests is now available from the U.S. government.

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Three new Grandstand shows added for Minnesota State Fair 2022

The Beach Boys and Portugal. The Man are among several acts booked.

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St. Louis County set to declare state of emergency ahead of peak flood levels

Volunteers are urgently needed for sandbagging efforts in a small community near Voyageurs National Park.

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Brothers Bar & Grill closes in downtown Minneapolis

The Midwest chain closed its St. Cloud location in 2018.

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