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House passes minimum wage bill, Dayton just needs to sign

The Minnesota House has voted to pass a bill that would raise minimum wage for most employees to $9.50 an hour and now all it needs is Gov. Mark Dayton’s signature to become law.

Twin Cities blacks more likely to be denied a mortgage, study finds

Black homebuyers – even those with high incomes – are more often denied mortgages than white homebuyers in the Twin Cities, according to a new report.

Arbitrator: MSU wrong to fire football coach Hoffner

An arbitrator has ruled Minnesota State University-Mankato was wrong to fire football coach Todd Hoffner after he was cleared of child pornography charges.

Rearranging Rosedale: Comings, goings and expansions

The east metro’s busiest shopping mall is seeing a big reshuffle. Read the story for more on what to expect in the coming months.

Double play: Mauer's twins make Target Field debut

Photos: Dressed adorably in pink, Joe Mauer's 9-month-old twins – the M and Em girls – joined him on the field Thursday. For more on the Twins loss, click here.

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11,760 acres of land wrongly taken from Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe will be returned

The Senate and now the House have passed a bill that effectively returns the land. It's now headed for the president's signature.

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Timberwolves release first half of 2020-21 regular season schedule

The second half of the schedule will be announced at a later date.

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Watch live: Como Zoo's live reindeer cam is back for December

The live feed will run 24/7 allowing you to keep an eye on Santa's antlered helpers.


Three simple ways to boost your immune health heading into winter

Eating right is one thing, but there are other ways to stay healthy as the days shorten.

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Why Twins fans shouldn't give up on Taylor Rogers

The Twins closer struggled in 2020 but could rebound next season.

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Teen driver leaves road, crashes into three trees

Fortunately, the 16-year-old was not injured.

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Minnesota is getting its first highway crossing for animals

This will provide a safe way for animals to cross the street, and hopefully limit deer-vehicle collisions.

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Money Gal Coaching: Habits of a millionaire, just in time for the holidays?

Kelly Blodgett started Money Gal Coaching after paying down nearly $50K in debt in 18 months.

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Mayo temporarily closes 5 clinics in southern MN amid COVID surge

The Mayo is reallocating staff to other sites as it deals with the COVID outbreak.