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Preview: Minnesotans head to Sochi for Winter Olympics

19 Minnesota athletes will take part in the Sochi Olympic games. All but the hockey players will be on hand for Friday's opening ceremonies.

Traffic reporter Rusty Gatenby out at KSTP after 30 years

Gatenby is one of the longest-serving broadcasters in Twin Cities media. He says he has nothing bad to say about his now-former employer.

Charges in north Minneapolis homicide: Good Samaritan killed by his own gun

A 20-year-old man is charged with second-degree murder for allegedly killing a Minneapolis homeowner with his own gun. Prosecutors say the victim allowed the man into his home after the 20-year-old said someone was trying to kill him.

BBB: Don't be a victim of 473 phone scam

The Better Business Bureau is warning of a telephone scam that involves a single ring and a hangup. Don't call the number back.

Minnesota AG sues estate-planning firm for alleged fraud

Attorney General Lori Swanson says an estate-planning firm bilked about 500 Minnesota families out of nearly $1 million.

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Hawks bury Timberwolves in 3-point barrage

Without D'Angelo Russell, the Wolves couldn't keep up with the Hawks.

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Kirk Ciarocca returning to Gophers as offensive coordinator

The architect of the 2019 offense will look to revive the Gophers.

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Klobuchar says Congress should pass law to protect abortion rights

Her comments came as the Supreme Court appears poised to weaken — or gut — Roe v. Wade

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Police ask for public's help finding Mpls. woman missing a week

The 36-year-old hasn't been seen or heard from recently.

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Hello, winter: List of the coldest wind chills in MN Monday morning

The state went from a relatively mild start of the season, to downright frigid wind chills.


1 CWD-positive deer in Brainerd Lakes area, so surveillance will continue

The CWD monitoring measures were supposed to end after this year.

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MN program will train, hire 1,000 nursing assistants for long-term care

The facilities are facing a severe staffing shortage.

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Minnesota State Fair reestablishes a police department

The fair had been contracting with the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office.

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Minnetonka to consider removing middle school mask requirement

The school board has been impressed by vaccination rates among middle school students.

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Friday winter storm could hit Twin Cities, southern Minnesota

Meteorologist Sven Sundgaard is already monitoring the forecast.

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Teen student arrested for threats toward MN middle school

The Sauk Rapids middle school and high school were closed Monday.


Rally for trans child outed during Hastings school board race draws big crowd

Hastings has been in the spotlight since the child's family was featured in a CNN story.