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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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Crashes, spinouts piling up as snow blankets southern MN

Snow is expected to continue throughout the day.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, January 14

More than 11,000 cases for a second day in a row.

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Mashed.com's choice for MN's best sandwich? A famous burger

Is the Juicy Lucy great? Yes. But we can't help but think some sandwiches may have been overlooked.

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Boundary Waters permits available next week, but there won't be as many

The number available this year have been cut after increased visitation that's led to congestion and damage to natural resources.

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Four arrested after attempted carjacking at Moorhead gas station

The incident occurred at around 3:40 p.m. at the Travel Mart in Moorhead.

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App linked to bullying resurfaces in MN, prompting warning from school

The app allows users to anonymously send messages to anyone else with the app.

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Hudson woman killed in crash, pickup driver possibly drunk-driving

The crash occurred at around 12:16 a.m. Thursday.

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What's open and closed in Minnesota on MLK Day 2022?

Local government offices will generally be closed on Monday.

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Ex-Viking Asiata's son in critical condition after double-fatal shooting

Two teenage boys were killed and Ephraim Asiata was critically wounded.

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Duluth's Aerial Lift Bridge briefly closed after person climbs to the top

The famous bridge was closed to traffic for more than an hour Thursday evening.

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State Patrol: 6-year-old girl hit, killed on Highway 169

The girl was on the highway when she was struck.

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