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Gov. Dayton signs anti-bullying measure into law

After the House approved the bill in the wee hours of the morning, Gov. Dayton signed the bill in front of a large crowd of supporters on the Capitol steps.

Teen who killed Willmar grandmother sentenced to life in prison

Brok Junkermeier, the 19-year-old who pleaded guilty to killing his friend’s grandmother, was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without parole, according to media reports.

Does junk food make you lazy? New study says food rewires the brain

A new study finds eating an unhealthy diet not only makes you fat, it could make you feel less motivated, too.

Backlash weighs down Epilepsy Foundation's balloon launch

The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota wants to celebrate its 60th anniversary across the state by organizing the release of tens of thousands of balloons. But it's getting pushback from people who say the debris from popped balloons is harmful if animals eat it.

Twins rally not enough; A's win in extra innings

The Oakland A’s defeated the Twins 7-4 in 11 innings at Target Field Wednesday – the eighth straight time the A’s have beaten Minnesota.

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President Biden signs more COVID executive orders: here's what they are

The new president has set a target of administering 100 million doses in 100 days.

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1 dead in stabbing, another dies in separate shooting in Minneapolis

One person has been arrested in connection to the shooting.

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Vikings offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak announces retirement

Kubiak wraps up a career that has spanned nearly four decades.


Minneapolis police seeks public help finding missing woman

A 63-year-old woman has been missing since Tuesday

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Don't want to talk to a contact tracer? MN debuts online option after positive test

The department says the survey will allow its staff to keep track of more cases at a faster pace

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Money Gal Coaching: 12 things you are wasting your money on

Kelly Blodgett started Money Gal Coaching after paying down nearly $50K in debt in 18 months.

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Three teens charged in Minneapolis robberies

The incidents took place on Saturday in Minneapolis.

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Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, January 21

It's the first time in exactly four months that Minnesota has had fewer than 100 COVID patients in intensive care.

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Girl, 16, killed in crash with semi on icy Minnesota road

The crash happened in Dodge County around 8 a.m. Wednesday.

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Road rage incident sees driver punch out man's window, punch him in face

The incident happened in Waite Park Wednesday morning.