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5 children killed in north Minneapolis duplex fire

Several media outlets are reporting five children died in a fire at a north Minneapolis duplex Friday morning. Fire crews were called to the blaze at 2818 Colfax Avenue N. around 5 a.m. Minneapolis Fire Chief John Fruetel said firefighters encountered heavy smoke in the three-story building.

Archdiocese files motion to block depositions, release of records

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is attempting to block a court order to depose Archbishop John Nienstedt and former Vicar General Kevin McDonough within the next month. The archdiocese filed a motion Thursday to put a hold on the depositions, claiming "the extensive requirements of the judge's order reach beyond the limits of Minnesota law."

On the mend; Gov. Dayton returns to St. Paul after hip surgery

Gov. Mark Dayton returned to St. Paul on Friday after having hip surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, earlier this week. Doctors at Mayo performed a procedure to reattach a tendon in Dayton's hip, which he injured during a fall at the governor's residence last year.

Minnesota-born Irish whiskey '2 Gingers' goes national

Minnesota's 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey is going national. Beam Inc. announced the brand will reach all 50 states this month making it the fastest growing Irish Whiskey in the U.S. Founder Kieran Folliard launched the product just three years ago.

No money, honey? Fewer are spending on Valentine's Day

Not splurging on your sweetheart this Valentine's Day? You are not alone. Just 54 percent of Americans will celebrate the holiday with loved ones this year, down from 60 percent in 2013. The National Retail Federation says Valentine's Day still trails just Christmas and Mother's Day for holiday spending.

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Lynx select Rennia Davis in 2021 WNBA Draft

The Tennessee wing was selected ninth overall

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Appeal to find girl, 14, missing from Benson

Cienna Pittman went missing Tuesday.

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Walk-off win for Twins snaps 5-game losing streak

Miguel Sano homered, but Max Kepler had the winning hit.


St. Paul mayor vetoes council's denial of $57M apartment complex

The project has raised affordable housing and gentrification concerns, but the mayor says all types of housing are needed in St. Paul.

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Coller: Michael Pierce is a breath of fresh air for the Vikings

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

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In letter, Hennepin Sheriff asks Brooklyn Center: Do you still want our help?

Dave Hutchinson has asked Mayor Mike Elliott whether the city still needs help from other law enforcement agencies.

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Fatal crash closes eastbound Hwy. 62 in Minneapolis

The closure is expected to be in place for an "extended period of time."

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Boy, 15, identified as 1 of 2 killed in shooting after crash in Minneapolis

The shooting happened after two vehicles crashed around 2 a.m. April 12.