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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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Watch: Drunk squirrel in Minnesota captures the world's attention

The squirrel was immediately cut off after nearly tipping over.

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Small town gym refusing to close facing lawsuit from attorney general

The gym is facing a lawsuit and a temporary restraining order to halt their operations.

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Money Gal Coaching: Bouncing back after living your best life

Kelly Blodgett started Money Gal Coaching after paying down nearly $50K in debt in 18 months.


When do stores open on Black Friday this year?

Many major retailers will be open Black Friday, some for extended hours.

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Man found dead outside home near Cass Lake

The man was reportedly shot outside the property.


Gov. Walz announces $1M in grants to boost Minnesota tourism

The money will be used for marketing efforts to attract people to Minnesota's hard-hit tourist spots.

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Nov. 25 COVID-19 update: 72 deaths ties Minnesota's single-day high

A COVID-19 update will not be provided on Thanksgiving Day.


Revival to open its fourth Twin Cities location

The fried chicken and smoked meat maestros are moving to St. Louis Park.

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St. Paul to open two extra temporary shelters for homeless people

Mayor Melvin Carter announced the new shelters will be opened in the event of excess demand.

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Minnesota once again had the highest election turnout in the country

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a record percentage of voters also sent in absentee ballots.