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3 adults, teen charged in pair of Mankato mystery drug deaths

Three adults and a teenager were charged Thursday in the deaths of two Mankato young people. The pair died in the past week after independently ingesting synthetic drugs.

Twin Cities conference to address childhood obesity

Despite a recent drop in obesity rates among Minnesota children, the problem remains persistent. Pediatricians meeting in the Twin Cities will look at how to manage and prevent obesity.

Norovirus suspected in four deaths at VA nursing home

Four residents of the VA nursing home in Minneapolis died over the weekend following a suspected outbreak of the highly contagious norovirus.

Benilde-St. Margaret names new president

Benilde-St. Margaret introduced Kevin Gyolai, a dean at Inver Hills Community College, as the high school's new president.

63-year wait for tourney ends in 3 OT for Canby; DeLaSalle rolls

The Canby High boys basketball team hadn't been to the state tournament since the Truman administration. They turned in a triple-overtime thriller today but Fond du Lac Ojibwe was victorious.

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Winter storm creates whiteout conditions, closing roads and causing crashes

Roads in southwestern Minnesota were closed early Friday, while slippery conditions elsewhere in the state led to crashes and spinouts.


Hennepin Theatre Trust announces 2021-22 Broadway schedule

Health and safety protocols will be in place based on state guidance.

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Walz to hold press conference on MN State Capitol safety concerns

This comes amid ongoing threats to state Capitols across the country.

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Brooklyn Park standoff: Suspect kills himself, child taken hostage is safe

The standoff ended Thursday night when the suspect shot himself.

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Man dies in alley after report of shooting in Minneapolis

Police were sent to the scene by ShotSpotter activation.


COVID-19 shines a light on the struggles facing Minnesota's working mothers

Daycare and school closures have put working families under pressure, with mothers bearing the brunt.

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Border patrol in Minneapolis intercepts shipment of 173 counterfeit designer bags

If they were authentic, they would have been worth about $405,975.

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Minneapolis councilors propose replacing police department, rent stabilization

Council members are also proposing two charter amendments to help renters in Minneapolis.

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MDH expands COVID guidance, urges providers to vaccinate the 65+

More vaccine guidance will be provided in the coming days.