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Paul McCartney concerts set for Target Field, Fargodome

Rock legend Paul McCartney will play Target Field on Aug. 2 when his international “Out There” tour stops in the Twin Cities, and he'll play in Fargo at the Fargodome on July 12. 

 Victim or vigilante? Two versions of accused in Little Falls trial

The contrasting portrayals of Byron Smith emerged in opening statements Monday at his murder trial. Smith is accused of killing two teenagers when they broke into his house in November 2012.

 Smokin'! Local chain Famous Dave's makes list of best barbecue

Famous Dave's, which is headquartered in Minnesota, has landed on USA Today‘s list of the nation’s best barbecue chains. The story notes that despite his northern roots, founder Dave Anderson “really knows his stuff.”

Timberwolves coach Adelman retires, search for successor begins

With Rick Adelman announcing his retirement from the NBA, the search for a new Timberwolves head coach is officially on. Names like Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo, former NBA coach Stan Van Gundy and now Florida coach Billy Donovan are apparently on the list.

Goodbye winter. Hello tornado season.

After a long, brutal winter, did you enjoy that beautiful Sunday weather? Good – now it’s time to jump into another severe-weather season. This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week, an effort to get people thinking about tornadoes.

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coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2

Minnesota confirms America's 1st case of Brazil P.1 COVID strain

The strain was found in a Twin Cities metro resident who recently traveled to Brazil.


Gov. Walz announces education plan aimed at eliminating disparities

The plan covers seven categories, including closing the racial education gap and improving opportunities in rural Minnesota

Tax forms

Charges: Otsego cleaning business underreported sales

An Otsego woman is accused of owing more than $20,500 in sales tax, penalties and interest.

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Walz gives vaccine providers 3-day, 7-day deadlines to use doses

Those that don't use their allocation will be given less in the future.


Border officers seize more than $550K in counterfeit designer goods

The shipments of fake goods were seized on Jan. 22.

Landfill plastic bags

4 Twin Cities landfills seek to expand capacity

This comes as the area's waste-to-energy facilities are operating at capacity.

Marcus Carr

3 of 10 finalists for NCAA's top point guard award have MN ties

Not a bad way to represent the State of... Basketball?

Justice, court

Minnesota grants unconditional pardon to grandmother facing deportation

Gov. Tim Walz says it's the first full pardon granted by the state in 35 years.

covid-19, vaccine

Minnesota changes vaccine appointment process, here's what to know

Walz also announced plans for a mass vaccination event at Xcel Energy Center.

covid-19, coronavirus

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, Jan. 25

The latest figures from MDH have been released.

covid-19, vaccine

Minnesota health leaders say state's vaccine progress better than figures suggest

Minnesota is lagging behind national vaccination rates, but MDH leaders say this is because it's holding 2nd doses in reserve.