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The maestro returns

Multiple news outlets are reporting that Osmo Vänskä will return on May 1 to the post he held for 10 years before a labor dispute rocked the orchestra.

Think you'll be sleepy after tonight's Wild game?

Friday morning could be tough for many Wild fans all across Minnesota, who plan to watch tonight’s Game 4 Western Conference Quarterfinal. Thankfully, Mikko Koivu says it's OK to be late to work on Friday.

Little Falls man shot teens 9 times, forensic pathologist says

A forensic pathologist testifying in the Byron Smith murder trial said the two teens were shot a total of nine times, both of them sustaining multiple gunshot wounds that by themselves would have been fatal.

PETA seeks memorial to honor turkeys killed in crash

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) wants to build a 10-foot tombstone memorial to honor turkeys that were killed when a semitrailer hauling the birds hit 10 parked cars and tipped over in Sioux City, Iowa.

FDA wants new e-cigarette regulations

The new rules would cover pipe tobacco and cigars, nicotine gels and water-pipe or hookah tobacco, which are currently unregulated. The FDA also wants to limit vending machine sales of e-cigarettes.

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Anthony Edwards

Ant ejected, Wolves blow huge lead and lose to slumping Hawks

The Timberwolves missed another opportunity to get over .500.

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NHL announces make-up dates for Wild postponements

The Wild will play 40 games in the final 77 days of the regular season.

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Group says Mayo should be 'severely punished' over research puppy's death

The puppy died two days after undergoing a procedure at a Mayo research facility.

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Charges: Man kidnapped woman, sexually assaulted her at gunpoint

The suspect faces three separate felony charges.

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St. Cloud 'Boogaloo Boi' who discussed attack on MN Capitol gets 2 years

He was charged with illegally possessing a machine gun.

Chris Smith

Gophers add All-Ivy League D-tackle from Harvard

Chris Smith will be eligible immediately as a graduate transfer.

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High school basketball team returns from game to find bus driver dead

Members of the girls team returned to the bus to find the driver unresponsive.

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Minnesota AG sues COVID testing site, alleging it sent false results

Sometimes the company didn't send people their results at all, the lawsuit alleges.

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UnitedHealth Group says it made $287B last year, $24B of it profit

The corporation's Optum business represented a significant chunk of that total.

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Omicron may have already peaked in Minnesota

Reported cases lag what's happening in real time, so the newly reported cases over the next week or so will still be very high.

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MnDOT reveals 50 snowplow name finalists

Voting is open through Wednesday, Jan. 26.

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