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Olmsted County teens killed in murder-suicide identified

Authorities say the two teenagers shot to death in rural Olmsted County Monday afternoon was the result of a murder-suicide.

MnDOT video: Pickup plunges off interstate flyover, driver survives

A driver survived after the vehicle she was driving went over the side of an interstate ramp in Little Canada and plunged several stories.

-31 degrees? No sweat for sled dogs in Grand Marais

Teams of sled dogs competed in the final stretch of the Gichigami Express Sled Dog Race Monday morning in the coldest wind chill in the state.

Record number of frostbite cases filling regional hospitals

Across the region, hospitals and medical centers are scrambling to treat those who are suffering after staying out in the bitter cold for too long.

Doctors complete first round of amputations on UMD student

Doctors performed amputations on both feet of the 19-year-old University of Minnesota-Duluth student who nearly froze to death in December.

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Pandemic pushes need for cybersecurity and I.T. professionals to forefront

University of Wisconsin-Superior is helping meet demand with online master’s programs

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Body found floating in Minnesota River in Shakopee

Efforts to identify the deceased are underway.

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Judge finds suspect guilty in 1991 murder of young Minneapolis woman

A 58-year-old man from South St. Paul, who was 29 at the time, has been found guilty of stabbing a 20-year-old woman

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Northfield school fires employee who allegedly gave melatonin to infant

It's against district policies to give a child anything without a parents' permission.

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MSHSL approves 3 calendars to start winter sports as soon as Dec. 21

The start date will depend on whether the state shutdown is lifted.


Drug overdose deaths up 31% in the first half of 2020

Overdose deaths started to increase sharply in March, which coincides with the state-ordered lockdown for the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Video: Vehicle crashes into St. Paul restaurant

The fire department is on scene addressing a gas leak.

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Latest county infection rates are sky-high throughout Minnesota

Kandiyohi County is one of the hardest hit counties in the state.

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Family's warning after teen's tragic death from CO poisoning at Thanksgiving

A 17-year-old girl from Delano died after Thanksgiving due to carbon monoxide poisoning.


More than $12K donated to MN gym owner who refused to close

The small business is located in town in Wabasha County.

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MPR, The Current launch new weekly segment called 'The Warming House'

The program will feature feel-good entertainment amid the pandemic.