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Some schools to stay closed for another dangerous 'wind chill day'

Forecasters anticipate even colder conditions Tuesday, prompting some schools to remain closed for a fifth day this month.

Turn it back up: Xcel lifts request for natural gas conservation

Xcel Energy has given its natural gas customers the OK to move the thermostat from cool back to comfy.

Can your phone get frostbite? Tips to keep it working in the cold

Smartphones are not built for the extreme cold – batteries drain faster and screens a more susceptible to breaking.

Beer-delivering drone tested with ice anglers

What will they think of next? beer-delivering drones? Yep.

Vikings begin campaign to host Super Bowl in 2018

The Vikings and Gov. Mark Dayton announced a bid to host the Super Bowl in 2018 at the new Vikings’ stadium.

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Video shows MPD officer grab, throw Aldi customer

Thee department says the matter was referred to the Office of Police Conduct Review.

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Biden lays out wintertime plan to curb COVID's spread

It comes as the U.S. reported its second case of the omicron variant.

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MN Dept. of Corrections offering $5K bonuses as it seeks to hire 200

The DOC is offering hiring bonuses for new employees and for referrals.


3rd federal medical team to join COVID-19 fight in Minnesota

There are more than 1,500 people with COVID-19 admitted to Minnesota hospitals.

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Driver killed after other motorist crosses into opposite lane

The head-on crash occurred early Thursday, just north of the Twin Cities.

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MSHSL approves shot clock for Minnesota varsity basketball

Shot clocks will be required at all varsity games beginning in 2023-24.

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Popcorn shop featured on 'The Late Show' has to close 2 days later

A county inspection after the national TV appearance found code violations.

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Minnesotan infected with omicron was vaccinated, had booster shot

The Hennepin County man received his booster shot in early November.