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Downtown St. Paul streets close at noon Wednesday for Obama's visit

President Obama’s visit to downtown St. Paul Wednesday will cause some traffic headaches starting around noon, when some streets will be closed and traffic will be detoured away from the Union Depot. The president is expected to speak at 2 p.m. at the depot, which is off Fourth Street.

Minnesota House opens session by approving more heating aid

Isn’t opening day of the legislative session just for ceremony? Not this year. The Minnesota House suspended its rules to put additional money for the state’s heating assistance fund on a fast track and then unanimously approved a $20 million transfer,

Rochester woman injured by snowblower in scuffle with neighbor

A 53-year-old Rochester woman, irked that her neighbor was blowing snow onto her driveway and yard, confronted the man and ended up in the hospital with a snowblower injury.

 After 25 years, sun to set on landmark lakeside restaurant

Just in time for dining al fresco, a new restaurant will open in the space that Sunsets Wayzata has occupied for 25 years. The longtime restaurant overlooking Lake Minnetonka will serve its final dinner on Sunday, March 2.

NFL draft hopefuls beware: The Vikings follow you on Twitter

Rick Spielman knows how to use Twitter. That’s fair warning for college football players hoping to hear their name called during the NFL Draft. At the NFL Scouting Combine, the Vikings’ general manager said he tracked 60 players on Twitter – and actually red-flagged eight of them for comments they made on their Twitter accounts.

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D'Angelo Russell

D'Lo's late takeover helps Timberwolves win double-OT thriller

Russell caught fire to help the Timberwolves get back to .500.

Gopher Football

Gophers suffocate Badgers, reclaim Paul Bunyan's Axe

Minnesota picked up its first home win over the Badgers since 2003.

Meeker County Sheriff's Office

Boy, 6, run over after falling off trailer in Meeker Co. tree farm accident

He was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center with internal injuries.

Target store

Target unveils deals for 2-day 'Cyber Monday' event

The promotion kicks off Sunday, November 28.

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Edina police warn of recent burglary trend targeting garages and vehicles

The Edina Police Department is increasing patrols in affected neighborhoods in response to the trend.

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Charges: Man shot Uber Eats driver making a delivery in Cottage Grove

Otis Donnell Shipp was charged with second-degree attempted murder after turning himself in on Wednesday.

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Waterfront hotel in Duluth sustains damage in kitchen fire

Authorities estimate the damage at around $75,000.

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Large groups of thieves target 2 Twin Cities Best Buys on Black Friday

It bears similarities to the flash-mob style thefts seen recently in California.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves' winning streak snapped at five games

The Wolves' bid for their longest winning streak since 2014 came up short.

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Teen arrested over fatal shooting of 5-year-old boy in Brooklyn Park

Police say the teen was filming a social media video while handling a gun.

Joe Biden

President Biden coming to Minnesota to promote Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Tuesday's trip follows passage of the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal.

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