The 5 at 5 you need to read


Storm of the season making afternoon commute dreadful

A massive February snow storm is hitting a large portion of southern and eastern Minnesota including the Twin Cities metro area. The metro can expect to see about 10 inches of snow, the heavier snow totals are likely to be in the northeast and southeast suburbs.

Evacuated residents return to northern Iowa town after chemical fire

Residents of Northwood have the all clear to return to their homes after an explosion and fire at a chemical storage warehouse led to an evacuation of the northern Iowa town. WCCO reports the Worth County sheriff's office lifted the evacuation order for the town of 2,000.

Jimmy Fallon highlights 'kiss cam' video on 'Tonight Show'

The viral video of a brother and sister put on the spot by a "kiss cam" at a Gophers hockey game on Valentine's Day has made it to the new "Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon."

Met Council population projection: 'Burbs will surge'

If you could time travel to 2040, you would find a population of almost a million people in the Twin Cities metro area, with much of the growth centered in the suburbs. The Pioneer Press cites an updated preliminary report released Wednesday by the Metropolitan Council. The revised projections show that by 2040, 3.67 million people will reside in the seven-county metro area.

Stunner in Sochi: USA-Canada battle to amazing finish for gold

The ending was miraculous, but the outcome was disastrous for the Americans in the women's hockey gold-medal game. The Canadians rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the game's final 2:30 to force overtime and eventually beat the U.S.

Next Up


Pair escape uninjured as plane crashes moments after takeoff

It crashed about a half mile southwest of Faribault Airport.

Screen Shot 2021-04-22 at 4.12.50 PM

For The Week: Making cocktails at home? Here's how to do it right

Lindsay Guentzel's For The Week column features simple food and drink tips.

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.

daunte wright funeral - siblings

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.