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Dayton: Chances for medical marijuana study this year "slim and none"

Gov. Mark Dayton says prospects for a study on one type of medicinal marijuana stand between “slim and none” because advocates for broader legalization don’t appear interested, and that likely means the issue is dead for this session.

Teen sentenced to 16 years in prison for beating of Ray Widstrand

Cindarion Butler, 17, was sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for being part of a brawl last year that nearly killed innocent bystander Ray Widstrand. In January, a jury found Butler guilty on charges of first-degree assault and first-degree aggravated battery.

Fans will meet metal detectors at Target Field starting Opening Day

Ballparks hosting the All-Star Game are required to have metal detectors at all gates, and with the Midsummer Classic coming to Minneapolis this summer, the Twins will be one of the first teams to have a fully operational security screening system.

First eaglet hatches on DNR's Eagle Cam

The EagleCam is now starring its first fluffy gray eaglet, and two more eggs are still in the nest as yet unhatched.

Reality TV show checks Minnesota for hockey moms

A Twin Cities-based TV production company is looking for “lively and charismatic” hockey moms in the region, along with “unique hockey families with unusual circumstances,” for a new reality TV concept called “Hockey Moms.”

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Woman in critical condition after being shot in the head in St. Paul

Officers responded to the incident at around 2:45 a.m. Saturday.

Alexander Mattison

Vikings-Lions: 5 things you can count on

It's a great time for the Vikings to play the Lions.


Omicron variant confirmed in Wisconsin man who traveled to South Africa

Five other cases have been confirmed and linked to a Wisconsin wedding.

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Sunday snowstorm walloping MN's North Shore with huge totals

Just ridiculous snow totals expected the rest of Sunday.

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Saturday snow causes havoc on Twin Cities roads

There were countless spinouts and crashes across Minnesota.

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Wild win battle of NHL's hottest teams, extend winning streak to six

Kirill Kaprizov delivered a shootout winner to take down the Maple Leafs.

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Vikings downgrade Eric Kendricks to out against Lions

The Vikings have also activated Michael Pierce from injured reserve.

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Minnesotan sentenced after assaulting man with baseball bat

Marshall Wayne Boshey was sentenced to 30 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release.

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Target's gift card discount is back, but for this weekend only

The fine print: for Target Circle members only (but membership is free).