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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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Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, January 20

The 111 ICU patients is the fewest in Minnesota since there were 109 COVID patients in intensive care on Oct. 1.

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Here's what Amy Klobuchar said at Joe Biden's inauguration

The Minnesota senator was one of the leader organizers of the inauguration.

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All of this week's COVID vaccine pilot program appointments are filled

Nearly 6,000 Minnesotans who are 65 and older registered for appointments between noon Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

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Osterholm affidavit ahead of George Floyd trial warns of COVID worsening in March

Prosecutors want to delay the Chauvin trial due to a public health threat.

WCCO-AM's Sheletta Brundidge talks with Lil Nas X

830-WCCO host calls for Dave Lee's replacement to be person of color

WCCO-AM has not had a person of color as a weekday daytime host in its history.

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Harmful grass fly larvae found in shipment to International Falls

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials safeguarded the shipment until the threat could be mitigated.

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Minnesota high schoolers will be reimbursed for canceled European trips

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced a settlement with the travel company Friday.

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Trump pardons Minnesota man convicted on drug charge in 1992

John Harold Wall was among the 143 people granted clemency in one of Trump's final acts as president.

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9 businesses in Richfield affected by strip-mall redevelopment plans

Affected businesses may be eligible for grants that would help keep them in Richfield.

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More than $260K in fake heaters seized at Minnesota border

The 780 infrared zone heaters were found in a rail car bound for Ranier, Minnesota.

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Wild trade Greg Pateryn to Avalanche for Ian Cole

Cole won a pair of Stanley Cups in Pittsburgh and is a former first-round pick.

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