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Whiteout conditions make travel treacherous; some highways closed

Strong wind and blowing snow created extremely difficult driving conditions in parts the western half of the state Thursday.

Defending against ice dam damage

The recent snowfall and extreme temperature shifts create ideal conditions for ice dam formation.

Best Buy stock price plummets 28 percent on poor holiday sales figures

Best Buy’s stock price fell 28.5 percent Thursday, after the Richfield-based company reported disappointing revenue during the holiday shopping season.

Minnesota woman says she was held captive 6 months in Nevada

A Minnesota woman says she used Facebook to prompt a rescue from a Nevada motel after being held captive six months by an ex-boyfriend.

Boy who lost feet in train accident takes first steps with new legs

After just four months of healing, Marshawn took his first steps since the accident with the help of prosthetics.

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Husband and wife sentenced for fraud scheme through their drywall firm

The Annandale pair bilked an insurance company out of more than $300,000.


4 pedestrians suffer life-threatening injuries after being struck by vehicle

Two vehicles crashed into a car that was on the side of the road after striking a deer.

Marcus Carr

Gophers season preview: New lineup, deeper bench, more questions

Mathew Goldstein takes a deep dive into the murky waters of the college hoops season.


Photos: ViV!R, Minneapolis' new Mexican cafe and shop, is now open

The team behind the acclaimed Popol Vuh have opened the cafe in the same space.


At Wiscoy Township's sole precinct, election judges ditched masks

Voter and Wiscoy resident Kaitlyn O'Connor took a photo of the judges after asking them to wear masks, she said

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Paisley Park to open pop-up shop at Mall of America

The new store is set to open on Black Friday.


COVID-19: Here's what Gov. Walz, Republicans are proposing to help businesses

Once they come to an agreement, Walz will call a special session to pass the legislation.

Jacob Frey

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey planning to run for reelection

Frey said in a radio interview that 2020 has been a "horrible" year.


Monello, P.S. Steak will switch to sandwiches, noodles during shutdown

The Minneapolis eateries are pivoting during the closure of dine-in service.