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 Bringing home the bacon is getting more expensive

Prices for pork products are expected to soar by as much as 15 percent by this summer, because a swine virus that’s sweeping the country is taking a toll on the number of hogs available for market.

St. Patrick's Day in full swing in Minnesota

The revelry started early this morning across Minnesota, and won’t end until the wee hours of Tuesday morning, as the Irish and Irish wannabees celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

 Another winter blast forecast Tuesday

The official start of spring is Thursday, but winter isn’t going quietly. More snow is on the way Monday night through Tuesday night, with as much as 6-12 inches of accumulation in some areas of Minnesota.

New sponsorship for Lynx; 'Mayo Clinic' on their jerseys

A new multi-year deal between the WNBA's Lynx and the Mayo Clinic means the team's jerseys will now read Mayo Clinic across the front.

Pro tips on how to win your NCAA bracket pool

Maybe you’re a seasoned pro and you already know all the tricks to filling out a winning bracket, but if you’re new to the game or sick of coming up short of the prize money, below are some creative ways to stay ahead of the competition.

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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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