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Heavy snow load takes toll on roofs around the region

The weight of the most recent winter snowstorm is straining roofs for businesses and homes. Several stores at a mall in Duluth are closed indefinitely because of a weak roof. Roofs have collapsed in several communities in the area, and businesses that handle residential snow removal have been swamped with calls.

Salmonella outbreak sickens diners at Old Country Buffet

A boy was hospitalized and at least 22 other people were sickened by salmonella after eating at the Old Country Buffet in Maple Grove last month. The outbreak is being investigated by the Minnesota Health Department and Hennepin County.

Mom of boy who died by suicide won't support anti-bullying bill

The mother of a boy who committed suicide after being bullied is speaking out against an anti-bullying bill, which will be up for debate in the Minnesota legislative session. Kathy Trosvik of Fridley said the bill falls short of protecting kids who are bullied, and would not have prevented her son from killing himself in 2006 at the age of 12.

Border battle: Are Wisconsin's roads in better shape than Minnesota's?

It's been a topic of conversation among motorists in the last few days. Some drivers say the Badger state seems to have clearer roads. There are a couple of reasons why, and one of them has to do with cheese.

Jerry Kill: I'm 'getting paid way too much'

Just two days after receiving a one-year contract extension and a nearly $1 million raise, Minnesota Golden Gophers football head coach Jerry Kill says he’s “getting paid way too much." Kill will earn $2.1 million for the next football season.

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4-year-old girl struck by hit-and-run driver in St. Paul

The girl was struck by the driver around 5 p.m. Monday.

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Baby found safe inside car that was stolen in south Minneapolis

The incident happened near 32nd Street and Chicago Avenue around 7 p.m.

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Ant puts on a show to help Timberwolves beat Pacers

A third-quarter surge gave the Timberwolves their seventh win in their past eight games.

Mikko Koivu

Wild to retire Mikko Koivu's No. 9 jersey

Koivu will be the first player in franchise history to have his number retired.

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Rep. Boebert refuses to apologize for Islamophobic comment toward Rep. Omar

A phone call Monday between the two lawmakers ended abruptly.

Patrick Peterson

Vikings place Patrick Peterson on COVID-19/reserve list

The Vikings cornerback said he was vaccinated in August.

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'Numerous' reports of eager anglers falling through ice

Conditions are still unpredictable, and can vary even across a single body of water.


Minnesota health officials watching closely for omicron variant

Health leaders do not yet know how transmissible or severe the new variant is.

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School bus driver charged in fatal hit-and-run will plead guilty

Another motorist told the driver to call 911, but he instead got on the bus and drove off, charges say.

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5 outdoor destinations to explore around the Twin Cities

There's something for everyone on this list of overlooked spots.

Child mental health counseling

As pandemic continues, so do efforts to improve child mental health access

Children's Minnesota has announced it will open its first inpatient mental health facility for under 18s.

Dalvin Cook

Mixed reports on Dalvin Cook's injury status

The Vikings running back could miss two games...or he could play Sunday.