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Warmest week in 6 months arrives; 4 inches of snow melted Sunday

This week promises to be the warmest week in six months, with temperatures in the 50s and 60s and two opportunities to hit 70 in the Twin Cities on Wednesday and Saturday.

Twins home opener draws big crowd; how about the rest of the season?

Twins team officials are sweating over what could prove to be another year of sagging attendance numbers. Their modern, inviting ballpark can only do so much to lure in fans. To really put fans in seats, the team has to win games.

Cold takes costly budget bite for winter heating costs

Even if you dialed back your thermostat and never took off that sweater around the house, it was simply more expensive to keep warm during this long winter, the coldest one that Minnesotans have endured in many years.

Tax day is approaching – here are some last-minute filing tips

April 15 is only 8 days away, and if you haven't yet filed your taxes you're definitely not alone. But don't wait too long, and check out this list of tips to make the process go a bit more smoothly.

Where on your body would a bee sting hurt the most?

A researcher from Cornell University wanted to know the answer to that question. So he decided to let bees sting him all over his body for 38 days, and then rated which stings were the most painful. He's got a top 10 list that you should check out.

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A monster storm is coming next week: What will happen?

What we know with high confidence at this point is that there will be a monster storm in the central U.S. by the early and middle part of next week.

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Boy safe after kidnapping by non-custodial parent in Mankato

The search prompted the temporary shutdown of I-35 Tuesday night.


11 face charges after being found 'exploring' Fridley sewer system

A 911 caller reported seeing a group removing a manhole cover Monday night.


Man killed by St. Paul police ID'd by family, community demands answers

The man was identified as 24-year-old Howard Johnson.

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Quick shot of snow to impact morning commute in Twin Cities

Snow is moving into the metro Wednesday morning.


Body found in burned out car near Bird Island identified as local farmer

The deceased is a 59-year-old man from rural Bird Island.

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Minneapolis' Khâluna named in Eater's 2022 'Best New Restaurants'

The restaurant, opened in 2021, is known for its Laotian cuisine.

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3 pedestrians struck by drivers Monday in Minnesota; 2 dead

The victims involved a 39-year-old man and two 74-year-old men.

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Shifting storm tracks: Significant storms Friday, next week?

Sven Sundgaard has the details on an interesting forecast.