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Gorilla briefly escapes enclosure at Como Zoo

A gorilla escaped its enclosure – but not "gorilla proof barriers" – at St. Paul’s Como Park Zoo Thursday morning. No visitors were at risk, the zoo confirmed on Twitter.

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Free, cheap things to do during All-Star Game weekend

Tickets to the much-anticipated All-Star Game at Target Field in Minneapolis next Tuesday are expensive, but there are some free and cheap events for fans to enjoy in the days before the big game.

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‘Insane’ riders take on world’s tallest water slide

In case you missed it ... the Midwest is now home to the planet's scariest slide. The Kansas City attraction is 168 feet tall – taller than the Statue of Liberty and higher than Niagara Falls. And only a 264-step climb.

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Biden lays out wintertime plan to curb COVID's spread

It comes as the U.S. reported its second case of the omicron variant.

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MN Dept. of Corrections offering $5K bonuses as it seeks to hire 200

The DOC is offering hiring bonuses for new employees and for referrals.


3rd federal medical team to join COVID-19 fight in Minnesota

There are more than 1,500 people with COVID-19 admitted to Minnesota hospitals.

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Driver killed after other motorist crosses into opposite lane

The head-on crash occurred early Thursday, just north of the Twin Cities.

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MSHSL approves shot clock for Minnesota varsity basketball

Shot clocks will be required at all varsity games beginning in 2023-24.

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Popcorn shop featured on 'The Late Show' has to close 2 days later

A county inspection after the national TV appearance found code violations.

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Minnesotan infected with omicron was vaccinated, had booster shot

The Hennepin County man received his booster shot in early November.