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Metro Transit buses will automatically announce stops, route info

Metro Transit buses are going to start talking. In an announcement this week, Metro Transit said it has started to implement new automated audio and digital announcements on its bus fleet. These pre-recorded announcements are expected to help hearing and visually impaired riders, as well as meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.

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Search for Arden Hills shooting suspect continues; victim Kelly Phillips remembered

The victim and the suspect in this week’s fatal shooting at an Arden Hills gas station had co-founded a Minneapolis restaurant together. Officials identified the victim as Kelly Phillips, a lawyer and vice-president at Boston Scientific. The Ramsey County Sheriff’s office is searching for Lyle "Ty" Hoffman. He and Phillips had opened Lush Food Bar together several years ago.

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Meet Duke: Minnesota town elects dog as mayor

A small northwestern Minnesota town has gone to the dogs. The town of Cormorant, which has 12 residents, elected a hound named Duke as its new mayor. A 7-year-old Great Pyrenees, Duke will be sworn in on Saturday during the town’s annual festival. Each town resident paid $1 to vote for the honorary mayor in a fundraiser. Cormorant is located just south of Detroit Lakes.

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Eric Kendricks

Vikings-Steelers: 5 things you can count on

After an embarrassing loss to the Lions, can the Vikings get it together?

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Winter storm watch expands north, includes parts of Twin Cities

Everyone in southern Minnesota will want to keep an eye on forecast changes.

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5-year-old boy fatally shot on Thanksgiving identified

Police said a few juveniles at the home were making a social media video when the gun went off.

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Pig Ate My Pizza will close at the end of the year.

Its leaders plan to relaunch and "get back to the humble beginnings of Travail."

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Allina parts ways with 53 of 27,000 employees over vaccine mandate

That's about 0.2% of the health care system's workforce.

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Matthew Coller: How will Vikings fans react on Thursday night?

Will years of disappointment be revealed if the Vikings struggle against the Steelers?

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Health officials encourage getting vaccinated and tested before the holidays

The state has launched a "Celebrate Safely, Minnesota" campaign to make it easier to get tested and vaccinated.

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Charges: Parking dispute, scuffle preceded fatal stabbing

The suspect said he was upset about neighbors and their friends regularly parking on his property.

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Hennepin Co. Sheriff injured in rollover, admits to drinking beforehand

The sheriff, in a statement, called it an "inexcusable decision."

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COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in MN dominated by unvaccinated

The latest figures from October show a disproportionate number of deaths among the unvaccinated.

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Top MN football recruit Jaxon Howard to announce college decision

He's the son of former Minnesota Viking Willie Howard.

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MN trucking firm that used 'strength tests' to screen out women drivers to pay $500K

The company will pay $500,000 and offer jobs to the women it discriminated against.