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Wave of storms to bring heavy rains for evening commute

An umbrella will come in handy today. Most of the state will see an additional inch or more of rain Monday as slow-moving storms make their way through the state. Sunday’s downpour brought 4 to more than 7 inches of rain to western Minnesota. The wet weather comes after more than eight days without a drop falling in much of the state.

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Target to keep many stores open later for night owl shoppers

Night owls, take note. If you run out of toothpaste, light bulbs or greeting cards late at night, you can still make your Target run. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Minneapolis-based retailer will be open at least an hour later at about half of its stores.

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Food truck pastor feeds the hungry with new mobile ministry

The latest social entrepreneur to plunge into the food truck fray is a 33-year-old St. Paul Lutheran pastor, who serves up free hot calzones on St. Paul's East Side. Along with the calzone, people who are in need get a bottle of water and a healthy serving of prayer if they're interested.

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Siblings, ages 19 and 14, killed in crash on icy MN highway

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Man sentenced for fatally striking woman during Uptown protest

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Fleeing suspect crashes into vehicle in Woodbury, 2 injured

The crash occurred Friday afternoon after a pursuit with Woodbury police.

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Yes, that's MN native Jenny Taft in a State Farm commercial

Jenny Taft got her broadcasting career started in Minneapolis in 2011.

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23-year-old woman critical after shooting in Plymouth

A 23-year-old woman was shot Friday night in Plymouth.

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2 MN towns among most 'magical' winter locations in the country

The list was compiled by Trips Discover and published earlier this month.

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St. Olaf football player charged after fatal crash in Chicago

The 18-year-old is accused of speeding and going the wrong way when he crashed into a vehicle that may have been attempting to flee police.

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Woman 34 weeks pregnant injured by drunk driver in Cottage Grove

The 49-year-old suspected of DUI was booked into jail around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.


2 dead, 5 injured in Thanksgiving Day crash near Alexandria

The crash involved two people from Alexandria and five from Bloomington.

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Lengthy standoff in Prior Lake ends late Friday night

The suspect allegedly assaulted an officer outside Kwik Trip, fled and broke into a home.

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Accumulating snow possible in Twin Cities next week

The storm system could arrive in the Tuesday-Wednesday timeframe.