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Defense attorney: Man accused of killing officer plans not guilty plea

The defense team for the man accused of killing a Mendota Heights police officer says he plans to plead not guilty. Brian Fitch Sr., 39, was in court Thursday. He's accused of fatally shooting Officer Scott Patrick during a traffic stop July 30. His next court appearance is in October.

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Some details revealed about new Holidazzle Village, Christmas Market

It’s beginning to look a lot like ... Holidazzle season. This year, holiday revelers coming to downtown Minneapolis will be able to visit the Holidazzle Village and the Minneapolis Christmas Market along Nicollet Mall. The event will include live reindeer, sales booths and wandering Holidazzle characters. Last year was the final year for the Holidazzle parade.

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Mixed up: Minnesota woman a finalist in international cocktail competition

A Minnesota woman is among five finalists in an international cocktail-making competition hosted by British TV chef Jamie Oliver. Stephany Wieland's peachy piña colada was named a finalist in the competition yesterday. The public now gets to vote on a winner, who will be announced in October.

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Wild to face Vegas in playoffs; Game 1 Sunday

Game 1 is Sunday afternoon in Las Vegas.

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Coller: Do the Vikings have a tough schedule?

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.

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Grand jury indicts 2 with aiding and abetting murder of Minneapolis Realtor

Four people have now been indicted by a grand jury in connection to the 2019 killing of Monique Baugh.

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White Sox sweep Twins for first time since 2016

The Twins' offense disappeared in a 4-2 loss on Thursday.

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Report: Vikings trade Mike Hughes to Kansas City

The Vikings received a 2022 sixth-rounder in exchange for the former first-round pick.

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Backup from fatal crash in Stearns County leads to another bad crash

The crash backed up traffic, which led to another crash in which two people were injured.

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For The Week: Monster cookies, and a search for the best gluten-free pizza in MN

BMTN food writer Lindsay Guentzel's weekly column aims to make life in the kitchen easier.

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South Twin Cities metro besieged by aggressive gnats

Metropolitan Mosquito Control District has received more than 100 calls in recent days.

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