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WCCO says Matt Brickman, Kim Johnson to join morning news team

Starting in September, Matt Brickman and Kim Johnson will join Jason DeRusha and Jamie Yuccas on WCCO TV's morning newscast. Brickman will replace meteorologist Mike Augustyniak and Johnson will replace Natalie Nyhus. Augustyniak and Nyhus are taking on different roles at the station.

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Minnesota leads nation in ACT scores for 9th year in a row

It’s not a perfect score, but it’s the best in the class. A new education report shows Minnesota has the highest average ACT score among states in which at least half the students took the exam. It’s the ninth straight year the state has finished on top. Minnesota also had the highest number of test-takers rank as college-ready in all four of the test’s subject areas: English, math, reading and science.

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Storms likely tonight; high heat, humidity expected Thursday

After a sunny day today, thunderstorms and heavy rain are expected to move in overnight and into Thursday morning. The storms will usher in hot and humid weather Thursday – heat indices could reach 100 degrees for the opening day of the State Fair.

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Rennia Davis

Lynx select Rennia Davis in 2021 WNBA Draft

The Tennessee wing was selected ninth overall

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Appeal to find girl, 14, missing from Benson

Cienna Pittman went missing Tuesday.

Miguel Sano

Walk-off win for Twins snaps 5-game losing streak

Miguel Sano homered, but Max Kepler had the winning hit.


St. Paul mayor vetoes council's denial of $57M apartment complex

The project has raised affordable housing and gentrification concerns, but the mayor says all types of housing are needed in St. Paul.

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Coller: Michael Pierce is a breath of fresh air for the Vikings

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

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In letter, Hennepin Sheriff asks Brooklyn Center: Do you still want our help?

Dave Hutchinson has asked Mayor Mike Elliott whether the city still needs help from other law enforcement agencies.

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Fatal crash closes eastbound Hwy. 62 in Minneapolis

The closure is expected to be in place for an "extended period of time."

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Boy, 15, identified as 1 of 2 killed in shooting after crash in Minneapolis

The shooting happened after two vehicles crashed around 2 a.m. April 12.