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'Blow ice' vexing drivers; semis skittering off highways

Thursday morning was a rough one for semitrailer truck drivers criss-crossing the state on slick roads, and Minnesota drivers are battling "blow ice," State Patrol Sgt. Jesse Grabow said.

$1 million settlement for Lilydale landslide victims' families

If approved by the St. Paul City Council, the city will pay $1 million to the families of two children who were killed and one who was injured in a landslide at Lilydale Regional Park last May.

Former MSU-Mankato coach takes legal steps to clear his name

The former football coach at Minnesota State University, Mankato is taking steps to legally clear his name after unfounded criminal charges of child pornography were dropped. The Mankato Free Press reports Todd Hoffner has filed legal documents to erase any record of the charges.

Lawmaker says Minnesota in danger zone with ND oil boom

The oil boom North Dakota is enjoying could put Minnesota in a dangerous position, which has state lawmakers saying there needs to be an increase in rail oil safety oversight.

Driver rescues 4 students, 2 in wheelchairs, from burning bus

A quick-thinking school bus driver moved everyone safely off a bus that caught fire Thursday morning in Brooklyn Park. The First Student bus was carrying special needs students, two of who were in wheelchairs. The driver, a nurse and all of the Elm Creek Elementary School students aboard got out safely.

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Wolves-Grizzlies game off, KAT tests postive for COVID

The Timberwolves star was among several players that are dealing with COVID-related issues.

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Planning for the 2021 Minnesota State Fair is underway

The fair suffered huge financial losses due to COVID-19, but organizers are moving forward with planning "different scenarios" for this summer.

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Heather Brown named as new WCCO 'This Morning' anchor

She will be joining Jason DeRusha on the CBS affiliate's Morning Show.

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DPS Commissioner: No credible threats to state Capitol, but ready if something arises

Local and state law enforcement officials have a plan in case a threat arises.

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Here are snow totals from Thursday-Friday winter storm

It's a slushy mess in the metro, but snow did pile up in southern counties.

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Walz fury after report that government's COVID vaccine reserve is nonexistent

The Washington Post reported Friday that the Trump Administration has shipped out all the vaccines it has already, with none in reserve.

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What's open and closed in Minnesota on MLK Day 2021?

Local government offices will generally be closed on Monday.

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Company that falsely promised student loan forgiveness banned from MN

It's also been ordered to repay $11,499 in fees taken from Minnesotans.

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Here is Minnesota's COVID update for January 15

Hospitalizations are the lowest in Minnesota since October 25.

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Osterholm: B117 COVID strain could become major issue in 6-8 weeks

The B117 variant is believed to be more easily transmitted.

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