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Multi-car pileup closes Mendota Bridge for nearly 2 hours

Sixty-one vehicles were involved in the pileup in the westbound lanes of the bridge. It began when two cars lost control, and then a semi truck jacknifed. Incredibly, only one person was injured. A driver posted a video on Facebook showing the crash and its aftermath.

Father, son charged in student-athlete's underage drinking death

A father and son have been charged with hosting an underage spring break booze party for about 100 people at the family’s unoccupied farm in western Minnesota that was busted by authorities, prompting a star high school athlete who was there drinking to flee and die within hours from exposure to wintry weather.

Report: Minneapolis police to wear body cameras starting this summer

Minneapolis police officers are expected to start testing wearable video cameras that will record all their actions. The chairman of the Minneapolis City Council Public Safety Committee said police could start testing new body cameras as early as June.

Steer breaks out of slaughterhouse, ends up in greener pasture

Waldo the steer became a local celebrity in Casselton, North Dakota, when he made a last-minute break for it at the slaughterhouse and spent several hours wandering around town earlier this month. He'll now live out his live at an animal rescue farm in Michigan.

Future Gopher named AP basketball player of the year

Senior Carlie Wagner of New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva has been named the Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year in girls’ basketball. Wagner, who has committed to the University of Minnesota, led the Panthers to an undefeated 31-0 record and a second consecutive state Class 2A Championship.

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D'Angelo Russell

D'Lo's late takeover helps Timberwolves win double-OT thriller

Russell caught fire to help the Timberwolves get back to .500.

Gopher Football

Gophers suffocate Badgers, reclaim Paul Bunyan's Axe

Minnesota picked up its first home win over the Badgers since 2003.

Meeker County Sheriff's Office

Boy, 6, run over after falling off trailer in Meeker Co. tree farm accident

He was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center with internal injuries.

Target store

Target unveils deals for 2-day 'Cyber Monday' event

The promotion kicks off Sunday, November 28.

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Edina police warn of recent burglary trend targeting garages and vehicles

The Edina Police Department is increasing patrols in affected neighborhoods in response to the trend.

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Charges: Man shot Uber Eats driver making a delivery in Cottage Grove

Otis Donnell Shipp was charged with second-degree attempted murder after turning himself in on Wednesday.

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Waterfront hotel in Duluth sustains damage in kitchen fire

Authorities estimate the damage at around $75,000.

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Large groups of thieves target 2 Twin Cities Best Buys on Black Friday

It bears similarities to the flash-mob style thefts seen recently in California.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves' winning streak snapped at five games

The Wolves' bid for their longest winning streak since 2014 came up short.

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Teen arrested over fatal shooting of 5-year-old boy in Brooklyn Park

Police say the teen was filming a social media video while handling a gun.

Joe Biden

President Biden coming to Minnesota to promote Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Tuesday's trip follows passage of the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal.