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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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Man sentenced for fatally striking woman during Uptown protest

Nicholas Kraus, 36, of St. Paul drove into a protest in Uptown last year, killing Deona Marie Knajdek.

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Fleeing suspect crashes into vehicle in Woodbury, 2 injured

The crash occurred Friday afternoon after a pursuit with Woodbury police.

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Yes, that's MN native Jenny Taft in a State Farm commercial

Jenny Taft got her broadcasting career started in Minneapolis in 2011.

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23-year-old woman critical after shooting in Plymouth

A 23-year-old woman was shot Friday night in Plymouth.

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2 MN towns among most 'magical' winter locations in the country

The list was compiled by Trips Discover and published earlier this month.

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St. Olaf football player charged after fatal crash in Chicago

The 18-year-old is accused of speeding and going the wrong way when he crashed into a vehicle that may have been attempting to flee police.

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Woman 34 weeks pregnant injured by drunk driver in Cottage Grove

The 49-year-old suspected of DUI was booked into jail around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.


2 dead, 5 injured in Thanksgiving Day crash near Alexandria

The crash involved two people from Alexandria and five from Bloomington.

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Lengthy standoff in Prior Lake ends late Friday night

The suspect allegedly assaulted an officer outside Kwik Trip, fled and broke into a home.

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Accumulating snow possible in Twin Cities next week

The storm system could arrive in the Tuesday-Wednesday timeframe.

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With Black Friday barely underway, Target reveals Cyber Monday deals

Plans for the two-day sale were revealed Friday morning.

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Man waves replica assault weapon at drivers in downtown Minneapolis

The alarming incident was spotted by the new MPD chief, Brian O'Hara.