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Schools scramble on 'wind chill days': How do they make the call?

The bitter cold is back in the forecast for Monday, but school officials have not leapt to cancel school yet. There is a lot at stake with the decisions. Parents face last-minute scrambles to make child care arrangements and school district officials are mulling whether or not they'll have to add more school days in June.

Patient faces charges in death at St. Peter security hospital

A 31-year-old patient at the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter is facing murder charges in the death of another patient. Darnell Dee Whitefeather is accused of killing another patient inside the hospital.

Minnesota ranks No. 2 in state-of-the-states list

President Barack Obama on Tuesday likely will follow tradition and announce in his State of the Union address that America is "strong." But Politico explored the state of each state – and the publication says Minnesota ranks second strongest.

Minnesota home to one of the nation's Top 10 sports bars

USA Today has a new ranking of the nation's Top 10 sports bars, and there's one in Minnesota: Bar 508 in downtown Minneapolis. The newspaper praises 508 for its craft brews and for fancy bar food. It even is an after-work gathering spot for BringMeTheNews staffers on some Friday afternoons.

New lottery game allows players to go for 'All or Northing'

A new lottery game set to debut on Tuesday might create some hope for Minnesota gamblers who struggle to pick winning numbers. "All or Nothing" has players choose 12 numbers from a pool of 24. If they select all of the chosen numbers, or none of them, they win $100,000.

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Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins saves the day again to get Vikings to .500

Cousins' overtime toss to K.J. Osborn earned a 34-28 victory.

Nurses on strike

Nurses start 3-day strike at Allina WestHealth in Plymouth

A "last attempt" at negotiations failed to produce an agreement last Wednesday.

boating minnesota lake

Minnesota has experienced its deadliest boating season since 2005

Minnesota has seen 17 boating-related deaths so far this year.

Drew Doughty

Kirill Kaprizov makes Kings’ Doughty eat his words

The Kings defenseman isn't a fan of the Wild star's new deal.

Quinn Olson / UMD Hockey

Watch: UMD's Olson goes between-the-legs to set up highlight goal

Another Saturday. Another highlight for a Minnesota college hockey team.

Gopher Hockey

Watch: No-call lifts Gophers to OT victory over St. Cloud State

A blatant hook marred a top-four battle in St. Cloud.

Ambulance hospital emergency

Driver killed after crashing into parked semi-trailer

The crash occurred on the 5800 block of University Avenue Northeast.

Mike Zimmer

Vikings-Panthers: 5 things you can count on happening

The Vikings will look to open things up in Carolina.