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School bus driver faces DWI charges following bus crash

A school bus driver in the Lewiston-Altura school district is facing three counts of drunken driving after crashing into a tree with children aboard.

No charges against archdiocese in one case, but 7 probes continue

St. Paul investigators did not find sufficient evidence that the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis failed to report the conduct of former priest Curtis Wehmeyer.

The story behind the photo of the man holding the dog in Winona

A photo of a man hugging a cold dog outside a Winona post office this week quickly circulated on social media, generating a major response from animal lovers.

How much dialing it back can save on high heating bills

Get ready for a wallet-chilling envelope from your utility company following the bitter blast of winter.

10 best Minnesota high school mascots: Did your school make the cut?

The top ten list by Newscastic features that don't have typical mascots like Bulldogs, Cougars or Eagles.

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Man with Parkinson's lights up Plymouth with synchronized light show

"The best medicine I have for my disease is what I try to do with the light show," Mike Justak said.

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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.