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U of M grad back in Minnesota, says he won't return to Emirates

A Woodbury man is back home after his release from a United Arab Emirates prison where he’d been held for nine months.

Don't try this at home: Many suffer burns from 'boiling water trick'

A popular cold-weather experiment sent several people to the hospital for burns.

Temperature jumps 50 degrees in N. Minnesota, warm weekend ahead

The heat is on – at least by Minnesota standards. Temperatures are expected to keep climbing in time for the weekend.

Christian college coach accused of sexual misconduct with minor

A coach at a small private college in the west metro is charged with criminal sexual conduct after admitting he had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.

Hopkins alum creates video parody of Lorde's 'Royals'

A Hopkins High School alum is getting some attention for her online parody of a popular pop song.

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Homes shot at randomly in Wisconsin; residents nearly struck

The people inside the homes were nearly struck, according to the  Juneau County Sheriff’s Office.

Levi Arneberg

Charges: Man killed roommate's 4 pet ferrets after argument

He told police he swears one of the ferrets was "laughing and breathing" as he kept shooting it in the head, charges state.

Minneapolis police

St. Cloud 27-year-old ID'd as victim of homicide near U of M

The shooting, which also injured two others, occurred Thursday near the 500 block of 15th Avenue South.


What happens to the Vikings if Aaron Rodgers leaves the NFC North?

Rodgers said he isn't interested in rebuilding in Green Bay, is it time for the Vikings to pounce or stay the course?


Sheriff: Men found unresponsive in garage died of cocaine overdose

Two of the three men found unresponsive in an Eyota garage last week died of a drug overdose, a preliminary autopsy found.

Anthony Edwards

Ant's injury clouds Timberwolves' victory over the Nets

The Timberwolves star was injured in the final minutes on Sunday night.

Akoya Lee

Byron native Ayoka Lee sets NCAA record for points in a game

The Kansas State forward broke a record shared by former Gopher Rachel Banham.

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It's going to be stupid cold again Tuesday and Wednesday

They'll almost certainly be the 10th and 11th days with subzero temps this month.