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Minnesota loses jobs in July; unemployment rate stays steady

Minnesota’s July unemployment rate held steady at 4-point-5 percent, although the state lost 4,200 jobs last month. In reporting the figures, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development said the loss of jobs "appears disappointing," but "economic indicators remain positive." Minnesota’s jobless rate remains well below the national average of 6.2 percent.

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Man killed in gas station shooting honored as suspected domestic violence victim

The Boston Scientific executive shot to death this week is being remembered as a suspected domestic violence victim. Police are searching for Lyle Hoffman in connection with the shooting at the Arden Hills gas station. They say Hoffman and victim Kelly Phillips had been in a personal and business relationship. The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women will raise flags to remember Phillips, an action the group typically takes following domestic violence homicides. Last year, 40 people in Minnesota were killed in domestic violence incidents. That number includes seven men.

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Thousands expected for Eagan outlet mall grand opening

It’s opening day for one of Minnesota’s biggest retail expansions. A new outlet mall in Eagan will make its first sales today, after more than a year of construction. The $100 million project includes more than 100 stores. Eagan is bracing for traffic jams during the four-day grand opening. The employees alone number about 2,000.

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Target unveils deals for 2-day 'Cyber Monday' event

The promotion kicks off Sunday, November 28.

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Edina police warn of recent burglary trend targeting garages and vehicles

The Edina Police Department is increasing patrols in affected neighborhoods in response to the trend.

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Charges: Man shot Uber Eats driver making a delivery in Cottage Grove

Otis Donnell Shipp was charged with second-degree attempted murder after turning himself in on Wednesday.

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Waterfront hotel in Duluth sustains damage in kitchen fire

Authorities estimate the damage at around $75,000.

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Large groups of thieves target 2 Twin Cities Best Buys on Black Friday

It bears similarities to the flash-mob style thefts seen recently in California.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves' winning streak snapped at five games

The Wolves' bid for their longest winning streak since 2014 came up short.

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Teen arrested over fatal shooting of 5-year-old boy in Brooklyn Park

Police say the teen was filming a social media video while handling a gun.

Joe Biden

President Biden coming to Minnesota to promote Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Tuesday's trip follows passage of the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal.

Kirill Kaprizov

Kaprizov gets into the holiday spirit to rout Jets

Kirill Kaprizov's four points led the Wild to a 7-1 victory.

Kirk Cousins

Coller: Cure to Vikings' disrupted season lies in an explosive passing game

The Vikings go to San Francisco knowing that a win would be a huge boost to their playoff hopes.