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Man punches 8-year old boy, steals his iPad

Minneapolis police have charged a man they believe punched an 8-year-old and stole his iPad last week. A surveillance video captured footage of the attack just after 4:30 p.m. Thursday on Nicollet Avenue South.

More evidence that sitting makes you sick

Back pain. Organ damage. Muscle degeneration. Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity. Early death. It turns out that sitting all day is worse than previously thought. And that’s true even if you get regular exercise.

Motorcyclist who died on I-394 was reportedly driving 100 mph

Witnesses told the State Patrol the cyclist was traveling between 100 and 120 mph when he hit a crack in the pavement and was thrown from the motorcycle. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

Target takes heat for altering photos of swimsuit models

Target is being taken to task by national media and bloggers for a crudely edited photo of a model wearing a bikini that makes her look even thinner.

Apostle Islands ice caves closing this weekend

If you’ve been putting off a visit to the ice caves at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, you're running out of time. The spectacular caves will be off limits after Sunday because the warmer temperatures are thinning the ice.

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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.


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.