Report: Minnesota ranks as '12th sanest' state

Despite our political leaders running for president, a government shutdown and three horrific professional sports teams -- we're not as crazy as you may think.
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Despite our political leaders running for president, a government shutdown and three horrific professional sports teams -- we're not as crazy as you may think.

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Small plane lands on northbound I-35W in Twin Cities

A large police presence is at the scene.

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Judge orders Minnesota gym that defied shutdown to close

Attorney General Keith Ellison sued the gym after it remained open.

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Charges: Man shot victim 'without provocation' using sawed-off shotgun

The incident happened on Nov. 24 in Ten Lake Township, located in Beltrami County.

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Watch live: Walz, first responders address Minnesotans

Some departments have been forced to shift staffing or suspend service due to COVID-19.

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CDC says COVID-19 quarantine period can be cut to 10 or 7 days

You can come out of a 7-day quarantine following exposure provided you've had a negative test.

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1 person found dead inside Maple Grove business that burned down

A person had been unaccounted following the fire that destroyed Hanson Implement and Storage Tuesday night.

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Appeals court rules MN high school students can get unemployment benefits

They've been denied the benefits, and some were even asked to pay them back.

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Dec. 2 COVID-19 update: 77 more deaths in Minnesota

The death toll is closing in on 3,700 in Minnesota.

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Fan creates City Pages archive, Star Tribune tells him to remove it

After word spread that the defunct newspaper's website would go down, a fan created his own copy. Then he got a cease and desist letter.

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Vikings activate Adam Thielen off COVID-19/reserve list

The star receiver missed last week's victory over Carolina.

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Naked man shot by St. Paul cop is charged for sexual assault of ex-girlfriend

The 31-year-old suspect remains at Regions Hospital after being shot.

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North Dakota, Minnesota rank in top 5 states for entrepreneurs, study says

A University of Nebraska study puts North Dakota and Minnesota in the top five states that encourage the development of business entrepreneurs. The study, conducted by the university's bureau of business research, reflects states' entrepreneurship environments, growth in business formation and technical innovation.

State budget deal may mean higher rents

The credit was cut as part of a debt deal to end the government shutdown earlier this summer. But MPR reports apartment renters and small commercial properties will likely be hit the hardest -- with tax increases around 17 percent.

Ranking: Minnesota 'least miserable' state

Things are pretty good in the upper Midwest, according to Bloomberg, which has tallied a list of most and least miserable states based on 13 factors, including poverty rates, air pollution, people with health care, income equality and employment. The most miserable: Mississippi.

Richfield man arrested on 12th DWI charge

Same old, same old. Gilbert Ricardo Garcia was stopped by Bloomington police Sunday who found him with a blood-alcohol content twice the legal limit and eleven previous charges for DWI.

More than two dozen legislators collected reimbursements during state shutdown

At least 28 legislators collected reimbursements for expenses during the state government shutdown last summer. The St. Cloud Times reports most of those are from the state Senate.

Silicon Prairie? ND leaders confident state could be next Silicon Valley

Business and political leaders say North Dakota's budget surplus and lack of "massive socioeconomic problems" makes the Midwestern state ideal for technology companies, the Fargo Forum reports. Republican Sen. John Hoeven said, "We are definitely driving energy development in the United States, but I don't think people realize how much we're driving technology development as well."