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Minneapolis, Met Council reach tentative deal on Southwest light rail

The City of Minneapolis and the Metropolitan Council have come to a tentative agreement that could allow the proposed Southwest Light Rail Transit project to move forward. The new plan would eliminate one of the proposed tunnels in Minneapolis, as well as add another station.

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Rochester aims to ban aggressive panhandling; preps for lawsuits

The city of Rochester is considering regulations to help curb aggressive panhandling after getting several complaints from residents who say they were intimidated by people asking for money on the sidewalk. But when it comes to panhandling, cities struggle to balance First Amendment rights and public safety.

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Video: Joe Mauer gives his support to #VoteMorneau campaign

Former Twin and current Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau is in a battle for the final spot on the National League roster for the upcoming All-Star game at Target Field. Joe Mauer, his former teammate and roommate, is one of the many MLB stars encouraging fans to #VoteMorneau.

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Watch: Kaprizov's OT winner lifts Wild into 2nd place in West

Kaprizov's goal gave the Wild a 3-2 victory over the Ducks.

Byron Buxton

Buxton placed on IL, Trevor Larnach called up

Buxton could be out "for weeks" with a hip strain.

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USFWS confirms 2 bald eagles were shot dead

The agency is offering a reward for information in the case.

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Most popular baby names includes one not in top 10 for 100 years

But Olivia and Liam once again led the way for girls and boys.

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Names of big Minnesota Lottery winners to be kept private thanks to new law

The Minnesota Legislature passed the bill unanimously and Gov. Tim Walz signed it into law this week.

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All 8 state COVID-19 vaccine sites now accept walk-ins

Adults can get a no-cost vaccine without making an appointment.

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Report: Vikings owners nearing purchase of Orlando City MLS franchise

The Wilfs reportedly attempted to buy the Minnesota United expansion franchise years ago.

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Video shows the moment someone broke the Paul Bunyan statue's arm

Police are asking for the public's help to identify those involved.

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Last remaining Bridgeman's Restaurant is launching a food truck

The Duluth restaurant is the only remaining full-service Bridgeman's in business.

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Minnesota can move ahead with Clean Cars program, judge says

She recommended the proposed rules be adopted.

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