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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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