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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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Hospital chiefs say nursing strike will come at 'worst possible time'

A nurses union announced an almost three-week strike to take place in the Twin Cities.


Sven Sundgaard: What's in store for MN's weather in December?

Sundgaard recaps Minnesota's fall and looks ahead to December.


Manure spill in Wisconsin leads to hours-long main street disruption

The spill was first reported just before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.


Ice Cube to perform 2 nights at Mystic Lake Casino

The rapper hasn't performed in Minnesota since 2018.


Nicollet Mall's new Ties Lounge & Rooftop closes 'indefinitely'

The establishment aimed to reconnect the downtown community.

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Chinese restaurant closing after 50 years in Columbia Heights

The beloved family-owned restaurant will close Dec. 24.

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Kris Laudien leaving KARE 11 after four years on 'Sunrise'

KARE 11 announced the appointment of Jason Hackett to the morning show this week.