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More snow, blizzard-like conditions possible Thursday

Get ready for more snow. Heavy snow and strong winds are expected to develop across south central and east central Minnesota and nearby Wisconsin starting Thursday morning. The storm could create blizzard-like conditions for parts of southern Minnesota on Thursday.

$400M Powerball jackpot among largest ever

Numbers for what could be the sixth-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history will be drawn on Wednesday night. The Powerball jackpot is at an estimated $400 million ($227 million cash value).

Minnesota graduation rate hits 10-year high

Minnesota graduation rates are the highest the numbers have been in a decade – 79.5 percent of Minnesota high school seniors collected a diploma in 2013, state officials boasted Wednesday. That compares to 77.6 in 2012.

Czech-mate: U.S. ready to face Canadians

The run continues for the U.S. men's hockey team. The Americans defeated the Czech Republic 5-2 on Wednesday in Sochi, Russia. The Americans now get ready to take on Canada on Friday at 11 a.m.

Letterman compares Rochester to Las Vegas on 'Late Show'

David Letterman made an interesting observation about Rochester on his CBS talk show on Tuesday night. Letterman compared the southern Minnesota city and home of the Mayo Clinic to Sin City on the Late Show.

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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.

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Minneapolis police chief Medaria Arradondo to retire next month

He's overseen the MPD since mid-2017, following the killing of Justine Ruszczyk Damond