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The Mall of America breaks ground on expansion; will double in size

Officials "broke ground" -- inside the mall -- on the $320 million expansion of the MOA. The kickoff Tuesday focused on the construction of a new luxury hotel which will be attached.

 Former Minnesota GOP chair's new fund decries single issue politics

A former Minnesota Republican Party chair has started a new political fund aimed at counteracting the influence of single-issue politics. Pat Shortridge's effort grew out of the battle within his party over same-sex marriage.

Massive online child porn ring busted; Minnesota man busted, too

A 33-year-old Minneapolis man has been charged with receiving child pornography in one of the largest online child exploitation investigations in the history of U.S. Customs and Enforcement.

Winter storm could make evening driving tricky in metro area

A tough-to-predict snowstorm already making roads slick outside the metro Tuesday could make driving this evening and tonight in the Twin Cities difficult, forecasters say.

Jared Allen mulling his options after visiting Dallas Cowboys

Vikings defensive lineman Jared Allen says he'll decide soon where he might continue playing football after meeting with the Dallas Cowboys today.

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1 killed, 1 injured after being ejected from 3-wheel motorcycle

The pair was ejected after the motorcycle left the roadway.

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Reports: Agreement in place to sell Wolves, Lynx to A-Rod, Lore

The deal was first reported to be in the works on April 10.

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3 accused of vandalizing former home of Chauvin defense witness arrested

Police believe more people may have been involved in the vandalism.

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Listen: 'Trail Closed' sign plays X-rated message, to shock of pedestrians

The speaker is supposed to play a "Trail closed" message. Instead, it played filth.

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Trial of 3 ex-officers charged in George Floyd's death delayed to 2022

This comes after the U.S. Department of Justice filed charges against the officers last week.

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Twins: Target Field to return to 100% capacity from July 5

The Twins are increasing capacity for its May and June games, too.

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Minneapolis City Council committee votes not to provide Bob Kroll defense in lawsuits

On Wednesday, the Policy and Government Oversight Committee voted to deny Kroll indemnification in four lawsuits he is named in.


Pandemic program gives eligible households $50 off monthly internet bills

The Emergency Broadband Program was passed by Congress as part of a COVID-19 relief package in December.

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FOX 9 meteorologist's glitchy, laugh-filled forecast goes viral, features on Fallon

The FOX 9 meteorologist's clip was shared on 'Jimmy Fallon' and 'GMA.'

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Suspects, possibly armed, flee after gunshots and car crash in Bemidji

Police say they may be armed, and are asking the public for tips.