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Severe thunderstorm watch issued for central MN, part of Twin Cities

A line of storms is making its way across the state.

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DNR orders Enbridge to pay $3.32M over Line 3 environmental violations

The pipeline company breached a groundwater aquifer, causing water to flow uncontrolled into a trench.

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Eric Kendricks misses practice, lands on injury report

The star linebacker headlines a lengthy list ahead of Week 2.

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3 Twin Cities counties reach 16+ vaccination rate of 80%

More than 8 in 10 residents of that age group have gotten at least one dose.

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New Burlington location opens in Minneapolis Friday

To celebrate, the company is donating $50K to a neighborhood group and nearby school.

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Top Ten Liquors plans another Twin Cities location

The high-end wine bar and grocery space would take over a former Champps.

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Teen charged with fatal shooting of 12-year-old London Bean

A warrant has been issued for the 18-year-old's arrest.

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Wild announce national TV broadcast schedule

The Wild will have 13 games nationally televised this season

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St. Paul's Suni Lee named to Time's list of 100 Most Influential People

Lee won three medals at the Tokyo Olympics, including an all-around gold.

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1 arrested in quadruple killing, with 'armed and dangerous' suspect at large

The four victims were found in an abandoned SUV in rural Wisconsin.

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Rape, incest suspect from Indiana is caught in St. Cloud

The 40-year-old was found in an apartment building.

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MN rep calls upholding of TX abortion law 'great news for America'

Rep. Tim Miller also outlined a new abortion-related bill he plans to introduce.

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Minn. health insurers issue nearly $9M in rebates

Nationwide, insurance companies are paying out $1 billion to consumers this month, including $8.9 million from five Minnesota insurance companies. Bloomington-based HealthPartners will provide the most at $6.8 million. The rebates are required by the federal Affordable Care Act, which set a limit on the share of premium revenue that health insurers could dedicate to administration, marketing and profit.

Bill would end 'use-it-or-lose-it' rule for FSA health care accounts

Republican Minnesota Rep. Erik Paulsen has sponsored legislation that would overturn a rule that stops many people from signing up for flexible spending accounts. FSA contributions which can boost your income because they aren't taxed, can be used for many medical expenses, but those contributions must be used before the end of the year, or they disappear.

U law profs: Loophole in health reform would let employers dump sickest workers on public

Two law professors at the University of Minnesota say a loophole in the federal health reform plan could leave the public caring for the sickest people and put the proposed online exchanges at financial risk. They tell MPR the law might make it possible for self-insured employers to create plans that aren't attractive to people with serious health needs, leaving them to seek coverage from a public insurance exchange.

HealthPartners and Park Nicollet plan major health care merger

HealthPartners and Park Nicollet have agreed to a consolidation. HealthPartners is an insurer which - like Park Nicollet - operates dozens of clinics and one of the Twin Cities major hospitals. It still needs federal approval, but the deal would be Minnesota's largest health care merger in years.

Urban transformation: Technology

The growth period ahead for urban areas such as the Twin Cities will be staggering, adding more stress to an already sagging infrastructure. Only those cities that value technology, and recognize that each metropolis is a living, interconnected system will survive and thrive.