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St. Paul 'blood drive' protests ban on donations from gay, bi men

The first-ever National Gay Blood Drive is being held in St. Paul and several other major cities Friday as part of a push to lift a federal ban on blood donation by men who have had sex with other men.

Iowa court sides with dentist who fired assistant for being too attractive

Iowa Supreme Court justices have affirmed a ruling that an Iowa dentist did not illegally discriminate against a female assistant when he fired her because she was so attractive that he was afraid he might try to have an affair with her.

Health professionals give e-cigarettes the 'thumbs down'

With a higher cigarette tax in Minnesota kicking in this month, bringing a pack of smokes to around $8, more smokers are getting their fix from a popular alternative: e-cigarettes.

Chesney, Basilica to rock Minneapolis

Jeter out for weekend, to be evaluated during All-Star break

Fresh from a sweep by the Tampa Bay Rays, the Minnesota Twins head to New York for a three-game series with the dreaded Yankees.

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Wild to face Vegas in playoffs; Game 1 Sunday

Game 1 is Sunday afternoon in Las Vegas.

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Coller: Do the Vikings have a tough schedule?

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.

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Grand jury indicts 2 with aiding and abetting murder of Minneapolis Realtor

Four people have now been indicted by a grand jury in connection to the 2019 killing of Monique Baugh.

Nelson Cruz

White Sox sweep Twins for first time since 2016

The Twins' offense disappeared in a 4-2 loss on Thursday.

Mike Hughes

Report: Vikings trade Mike Hughes to Kansas City

The Vikings received a 2022 sixth-rounder in exchange for the former first-round pick.

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Backup from fatal crash in Stearns County leads to another bad crash

The crash backed up traffic, which led to another crash in which two people were injured.

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For The Week: Monster cookies, and a search for the best gluten-free pizza in MN

BMTN food writer Lindsay Guentzel's weekly column aims to make life in the kitchen easier.

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South Twin Cities metro besieged by aggressive gnats

Metropolitan Mosquito Control District has received more than 100 calls in recent days.

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Teddy Bridgewater criticizes Panthers' practice habits

The former Vikings quarterback was not a fan of his time in Carolina.

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