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After a 'crazy' morning drive, snow clears out for improved PM rush hour

The morning drive proved to be painful for thousands of Twin Cities drivers, especially for a woman in Edina who went into labor.

Mother of Schaffhausen girls remarries, expecting baby

A Wisconsin mother continues to memorialize her three young daughters killed by their father while she prepares for a new baby.

Winter monarch butterfly population is lowest ever; annual migration at risk

A U of M researcher is one of several experts making an urgent plea for North American leaders to take immediate action to save Minnesota’s state insect.

Beer drone tests brew up trouble with FAA

Lakemaid Beer's beer-delivering drone was trying to fly under the FAA’s radar with demonstration flights on Lake Waconia.

No more purple pain: Prince drops $22M lawsuit against fans

Minnesota musician Prince is no longer taking two dozen of his fans to court.

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Dean Evason

Wild fall flat against Predators, lose first game of season

The Wild couldn't stay out of the penalty box in a 5-2 loss.

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Search for Wisconsin woman whose vehicle was found near Hinckley

Ashley L. Miller, 33, was reported missing on Sep. 24 after her vehicle was found without her in it.

Dak Prescott

Report: Dak Prescott will be 'ready to go' for matchup with Vikings

The Dallas quarterback is expected to be available for next Sunday's showdown.

Eddie Rosario

Where Eddie Rosario's championship series heroics rank since 2000

The former Twin put together an all-timer to help the Braves reach the World Series.

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2 dead after plane crashes near residence in rural Wisconsin

The aircraft also struck the house during the crash.

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1 dead after van crashes and lands on Highway 100 in Brooklyn Center

Northbound Highway 100 was shut down following the crash Saturday night.

Jess Peterson

Woman killed in crash ID'd as 'bad ass biker chick' with 'giving spirit'

The 30-year-old died in a motorcycle crash on Oct. 19.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves' defense fuels win over Pelicans

The Wolves' have bought in on the defensive end as part of a 2-0 start.

Minnesota Wild

Ryan Hartman's OT goal helps Wild stay undefeated

The Wild improved to 4-0 with a win over the Ducks.

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Gophers pound Maryland to stay in Big Ten West race

Four different players scored a rushing touchdown in a 34-16 victory over Maryland.