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April snowstorm poised to drop several inches of new snow overnight

Forecasters made a slight downward revision in the snow totals they expect in the Twin Cities Thursday night and Friday. Now the range is 3 to 10 inches instead of 6-12. Mankato and Duluth are also in the storm's path.

MnDOT announces $1.1 billion in construction projects for 2014

Winter weather hasn't quite left us yet, but Minnesota's other season is about to begin. State officials say road crews will work on more than 300 road construction projects across the state in 2014.

Wealthy couple returning to Minnesota to face welfare fraud charges

A couple from Deephaven did not fight extradition from Florida to face welfare fraud charges in Minnesota. Prosecutors claim the pair collected more than $160,000 in benefits, despite a bank account flush with more than $3 million.

Time for harvest: Fish waste feeds organic veggies at old Hamm's Brewery

At a former brewery in St. Paul a new company is using waste from a fish farm to fertilize vegetables growing in water.

Cardio in your 20s could benefit your middle-aged brain

Researchers at the University of Minnesota found evidence that the exercise your body gets in your 20s could lead to a more nimble mind in your 40s.

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White House begins process to ban new mining near BWCAW

The stated goal is to protect the "unique natural wonder" of the BWCAW.

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Man charged in shootout, crash that killed 18-year-old on scooter

Autumn Rose Merrick was with a friend near the Holiday gas station.

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DOC searching for convicted sex offender who has gone on the run

The recently released man removed his GPS monitoring device.

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Timberwolves: 5 things you can count on for the 2021-22 season

The Timberwolves hope to return to relevance this season.


With parking ramp roof empty most of time, Chaska adds pickleball courts

The top level isn't often used, so the entities teamed up to meet a growing need for pickleball courts.

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Former UN official ID'd as pedestrian killed in Alexandria

The native of Finland retired in 2005 and was living in Golden Valley.

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Here's what the future radar shows; 'a few robust' storms possible

Rain is on the way. Some hail is also possible in stronger storms.

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Mom of man killed in Hopkins says son died in her arms

He was fatally shot on Sunday night at the apartment building where he lived.

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Boy, 15, undergoes surgery after being shot near south Mpls. park

The 15-year-old was transported to HCMC and was taken into surgery.