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Economy rebounds; so does traffic congestion

If you thought your Twin Cities commute was becoming more of a hassle, your hunch was correct. The metro area has moved higher on an annual national traffic scorecard, which looks at traffic, congestion and commute times in cities across the country. The Twin Cities jumped to the 16th most congested city in the U.S. In 2012, the metro area was ranked 19th.

Rapper P.O.S. to have kidney transplant this week

Minneapolis rapper P.O.S. will have kidney transplant surgery on Thursday. He announced the news in a video recorded with his colleagues at their music collective Doomtree. Alexander, 32, has been dealing with kidney disease for the past two years.

Man rescued from deep snow, dangerous cold

A 28-year-old Austin man survived a night that could have been fatal when police found him outdoors early Monday morning in deep snow wearing only a light jacket. The temperature at the time was 9 degrees below zero.

By the numbers: Minnesota's brutal winter

If you add up all the hours that the Twin Cities spent below zero it would tally out to 20.1 full days of subzero misery.

Minnesota Wild trade for new goalie Bryzgalov

The Wild pulled the trigger today on a trade for Edmonton goalie Illya Bryzgalov in exchange for the Minnesota's 2014 fourth-round draft pick.

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Dalvin Cook

Report: Dalvin Cook has dislocated shoulder, will undergo MRI

The Vikings running back was carted off the field in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.

Kirk Cousins

Watch: Kirk Cousins lines up under guard on critical 4th down play

Kirk Cousins went "Full Kirk" at the worst possible time.

Dalvin Cook

Dalvin Cook injured, Vikings drop crucial game against 49ers

The Vikings couldn't stop the Niners' rushing attack in a 34-26 loss.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Man airlifted to a hospital after police shooting in Forest Lake

Police allege that the man presented a threat to officers.

Minnesota Wild

Wild's two third-period goals take down the Lightning

Ryan Hartman's go-ahead goal defeated the two-time defending champions.

Byron Buxton

Reports: Twins reach extension with Byron Buxton

The long-term deal locks in one of the Twins' franchise players.

Justin Jefferson

Vikings-49ers: 5 things you can count on

Sunday's matchup is a pivotal game in the NFC playoff picture.

Gopher Football

Watch: Gophers troll Badgers with 'Jump Around' after Saturday's win

First they took Paul Bunyan's Axe. Then they took their tradition.

Brandon Richart, missing person

Search underway for missing man in Anoka area

Brandon Richart was last seen Nov. 17.

U.S. Bank Stadium

5 teams win first state championships at Prep Bowl

A pair of records fell as the Prep Bowl lived up to the hype.