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 Minnesotans plan emotional return to Boston to cross marathon finish line

More than 600 runners from Minnesota have been training for months for next week’s Boston Marathon, some of whom were unable to finish the race last year because of the bombs detonated near the finish line. Officials in Boston marked the one-year anniversary of the bombing today.

 Nationwide manhunt for accused Minnesota cult leader charged with sexual abuse

A man Pine County officials accuse of being a cult leader has been charged with 59 counts of sexual misconduct involving two of his underage followers. Victor Barnard, 52, is believed to be somewhere in Washington state.

Following ruling, Hoffner returns to coach football at Minnesota State Mankato

Todd Hoffner was fired as head football coach at MSU last May, after he was cleared of charges stemming from nude images of his children on his cellphone. Last week, an arbitrator ruled the university was wrong to fire him.

Minnesota breweries take home medals at World Beer Cup

Five Minnesota breweries won awards at the World Beer Cup last weekend. The competition is held every two years by the Brewers Association, the largest organization of brewers in the United States.

Tax day deals, freebies and discounts to ease the filing pain

As the last minute approaches, a number of fast food joints, restaurants and retailers are offering specials to ease the pain. We've compiled some of the lists put together by budget gurus and dollar-stretchers.

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Union Hmong Kitchen will move into Mpls. food hall

Chef Yia Vang said they're "so excited to settle in and have a home."

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Watch: Mille Lacs, Duluth captured in stunning video from ISS

The space station provides a vantage point 260 miles above the Earth's surface.


Ladies and gentlemen, The Weeknd has canceled his St. Paul show

He's made changes to his 2022 tour that involves scrapping his Xcel Energy Center gig.

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Man released from custody after admitting to fatal shooting in ND

Authorities said there is no threat to the public.


MN water tower in the running for Tank of the Year

It was the only water tank to receive more than 5,000 votes.

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Any sign of snow in the forecast for Minnesota?

The stars could align for some flurries in northern Minnesota this week, but that's about it.

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Walz announces $200 reward for kids 12-17 who get COVID shots

Those ages have the lowest vaccination rates among all eligible age groups.