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Flood damage estimate ticks up to $48M

Cost estimates of flood damage to Minnesota’s public facilities and infrastructure grew from $32 million to $48 million over just the past two days – and authorities expect that number to continue rising.

Read more about which counties have the highest damage totals so far here.

Best places to watch Minnesota fireworks

Let's face it, some fireworks displays are better than others. We put together a list of the prettiest pyrotechnics in the state.

Check 'em out here.

Study: Dark chocolate helps older walkers

Um, what? Italian researchers have found that after eating dark chocolate, older people who normally had trouble walking because of a condition that restricts blood flow to the legs could walk longer and farther than they could before.

So grab some dark chocolate, and stroll over here to read more.

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Video shows MPD officer grab, throw Aldi customer

The department says the matter was referred to the Office of Police Conduct Review.

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Biden lays out wintertime plan to curb COVID's spread

It comes as the U.S. reported its second case of the omicron variant.

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MN Dept. of Corrections offering $5K bonuses as it seeks to hire 200

The DOC is offering hiring bonuses for new employees and for referrals.


3rd federal medical team to join COVID-19 fight in Minnesota

There are more than 1,500 people with COVID-19 admitted to Minnesota hospitals.

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Driver killed after other motorist crosses into opposite lane

The head-on crash occurred early Thursday, just north of the Twin Cities.

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MSHSL approves shot clock for Minnesota varsity basketball

Shot clocks will be required at all varsity games beginning in 2023-24.

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Popcorn shop featured on 'The Late Show' has to close 2 days later

A county inspection after the national TV appearance found code violations.

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Minnesotan infected with omicron was vaccinated, had booster shot

The Hennepin County man received his booster shot in early November.