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Report: Target hackers used stolen Pa. refrigeration vendor credentials

A bombshell revelation from a cyber-security website about how hackers got at Target’s customers was released on Wednesday.

Suspect in crash that killed Minneapolis bicyclist released from jail

The driver of a van that struck and killed a bicyclist in Minneapolis on Monday night was released from jail Wednesday afternoon.

Report: 1 in 8 Minnesota drivers doesn't have a valid license

A joint investigation by Minnesota Public Radio and KARE 11 revealed a surprising statistic regarding drivers on Minnesota roads.

Minnesota native wins 'Biggest Loser'; some reactions to weight loss harsh

Minnesotan Rachel Frederickson won the NBC weight loss challenge “The Biggest Loser” Tuesday night by shedding 155 pounds.

Paper, not plastic: Does it make cents to use cash?

In an increasingly cashless society, is using cash a viable option – or a royal pain in the back pocket?

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coronavirus, covid-19

Mayo Clinic study provides 'best guess' about pandemic's future in MN

Minnesota could be seeing decreasing numbers into the summer if the study is correct.

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Mourners remember Daunte Wright, plead for justice

Wright was killed by a now-former Brooklyn Center police officer on April 11.


HealthPartners: COVID hospitalizations driven by unvaccinated, middle aged adults

The health provider says the average age of its hospitalized patients is trending downwards.

Andrew Thomas booking photo

Man suspected of shooting at National Guard in Minneapolis faces more charges

He has now been charged in Hennepin County District Court with more serious crimes.


Investigation finds EPA mishandled oversight for PolyMet mine permits

A new report found the EPA didn't follow its own procedures when it submitted comments on the proposed project.


MDH's new COVID guidance urges weekly testing for those involved in sports

Those not involved in school sports are still advised to get tested every two weeks.

Trey Lance

With loaded QB draft class, now is the time for Vikings to act

With a strong class, this year might be the time to select Kirk Cousins' successor.

Kellen Mond

Coller: Is a 'developmental' quarterback worth it?

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.

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St. Paul announces names of parks at Highland Bridge development

Construction on the parks will begin later this year.

State Capitol

MN House passes omnibus public safety bill with police reform measures

The Senate previously passed its omnibus public safety bill without police accountability legislation.