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Couple dies, likely from carbon monoxide poisoning

A Crookston couple were found dead in their home, and two of their daughters were sickened early Monday morning, apparently due to carbon monoxide poisoning. The furnace in the house was not working, and the family was using other means to keep warm.

Cheerios shortage? Oil trains grinding grain shipments to a halt

Trains from Canada are shipping more oil and less grain, which is raising the cost of oats for General Mills, the maker of Cheerios. There's some concern that it'll run out of oats at some point.

Snow on the way, but so are warmer temperatures

Bitter, subzero cold in Minnesota may very soon be history (really!). But with this week’s warming trend comes the possibility for snow.

 Fake chef fools Midwest TV stations with gross food concoctions

“Chef Keith” found his way on to five local TV morning shows in Wisconsin and Illinois who apparently didn’t vet his credentials. As a result, the hosts of the various morning shows were duped by the “chef” into making disgusting concoctions with Thanksgiving leftovers,

Twins win, see first instant replay in MLB

The Minnesota Twins beat up on Toronto 12-2 in a spring training game Monday in Ft. Myers, Florida. The game was notable in that it was the first Major League game to use instant replay.

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KAT sets a franchise record, leaves early in loss to Wizards

Towns fell on his back in the final minutes of a loss in Washington.

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Man shot by police in Forest Lake dies from injuries

It was one of two police shootings in the Twin Cities on the same day, both of which proved fatal.

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Report: Twins agree to deal with Dylan Bundy

The Twins signed the right-hander with a lockout imminent.

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'Everyone should really be masking up' in public, Malcolm says

The health commissioner said residents have gotten "a little bit lax" with some protective measures.

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Byron Buxton believes he's the best player in baseball

"Nobody [does] the things that I do. I know that."

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Edibles coming to Minnesota's medical marijuana program

MDH also announced it will not add anxiety as qualifying condition.

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Plowable snow possible this weekend in Minnesota

Up to half a foot of snow could fall within the heaviest band.

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Police reveal new details about 'coordinated' Best Buy thefts

A large group stole thousands of dollars in merchandise from three Twin Cities Best Buy stores.

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New tenant revealed for former Libertine spot in Uptown

The space will combine playful art offerings with a restaurant.

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What are Minnesota's chances of a white Christmas this year?

The Twin Cities averages a white Christmas about 3 out of every 4 years.

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'You will not live much longer b***': Rep. Omar shares threatening voicemail

Omar's office received the call hours after Rep. Boebert posted her video about the MN congresswoman.

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ESPN's 'Booger' makes fun of Wild fans' record cup snake

He's the same guy who thought the "Minneapolis Miracle" was bad for the Vikings.