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Police report details rough play in pool prior to boy's drowning

A game of "king of the hill" could have led to the drowning death of 12-year-old Abdullahi Charif, who was found at the bottom of his St. Louis Park school's swimming pool following gym class on Feb. 27, according reports that police released on Thursday.

Minnesota State football players to return to practice on Friday 

Minnesota State University-Mankato football players say they will return to practice Friday after walking off the field Wednesday following the reinstatement of the team's head football coach.

Tundra at Target Field: Twins play coldest outdoor game on record

The Twins played in their coldest outdoor game in Minnesota on record Thursday. The fans may have been cold, but the Twins' bats were hot – Minnesota beat Toronto, 7-0.

Minn. mom advocates for vaccines after losing child

A Sleepy Eye mom has become a pro-vaccine advocate after losing her daughter to two preventable diseases. The mother claims her daughter died from chicken pox and pneumonia because of her pediatrician’s bad advice.

Average prom cost boogies down to $978, first dip since 2010

The prom bubble may have burst, with the average cost of the big dance dipping for the first time since 2010 – to $978, according to an annual survey. 

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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.