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Wacky weather: snow and tornadoes both in western Minnesota

The first tornado warning of 2014 was issued for Minnesota this afternoon, for Yellow Medicine County, on the same day that blizzard warnings are out for some of that same area.

Health insurance signup deadline is tonight; everything you need to know

It’s the final countdown for MNsure and Minnesotans without health coverage. The deadline to sign up is midnight tonight. Those without insurance after that may have to pay a penalty. We've got answers to all your last-minute questions.

Twin Cities man burned in mishap involving knock-off phone charger 

A Twin Cities man is in the hospital recovering from burns and infection when a knock-off iPhone charger "exploded" after he plugged it in.

 New app helps visually impaired navigate construction zones

The Minnesota Department of Transportation paid for development of the app, which uses GPS and Bluetooth technologies to find a person’s location and guide them through obstacles in a work zone.

Opening Day for the Twins; hoping for a better 2014

The Minnesota Twins start the season on the road against the Chicago White Sox in a game that started at 3:10 p.m. With three straight 96-plus loss seasons the expectations for 2014 aren’t very high, but Twins players are optimistic this will be a better year.

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St. Paul care home group will mandate COVID vaccines for staff

It comes amid reports of COVID outbreaks at homes where residents are all vaccinated, but staff are not.

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Starbuck man charged with uploading, sharing child pornography

The 47-year-old was arrested after a tip from the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children.


Boy, 11, seriously injured after 'fall' that police now suspect was abuse

It was initially reported that the boy slipped and fell.

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Investigation underway after body found during welfare check in Plato

The identity of the deceased has not yet been revealed.

Mayor Brad Wiersum

'Please, please, please get vaccinated,' Minnetonka mayor pleads

This comes as the local state of emergency officially ends.

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Can you answer all the Minneapolis questions from this week's 'Jeopardy?'

KARE personalities including Randy Shaver and Rena Sarigianopoulos presented the clues.

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35 counties, including most of Twin Cities, now COVID hotspots

The CDC recommends everyone wear a mask in public, indoor places in these counties.

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CDC document: Delta variant as contagious as chickenpox

Vaccines remain very effective at preventing severe illness from the delta variant, however.

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'Unprecedented': The wildfire smoke isn't going anywhere this weekend

The air quality alert that was supposed to end Friday is now in effect into early next week.

Alexis Saborit

Charges: Woman killed in horrific Shakopee attack was trying to leave suspect

The shocking incident happened at an intersection Wednesday afternoon.

3M Open, Tony Finau

Multiple injuries after pickup crashes into shuttle bus at 3M Open

Blaine police listed 25 people as being involved in the collision.