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Expect delays: Winter's over, so billion-dollar road repair season begins

Commuters who spent the winter stuck in slowed traffic need to take a deep breath and get ready to be stuck in slowed traffic because of road construction. It's the season opening weekend, a major road construction project begins that will shutdown a portion of Interstate 94 in both directions east of downtown St. Paul.

Legislation to legalize medical pot moves forward at the capitol

The state Senate has advanced a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in Minnesota for certain medical conditions. The Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted 7-3 to pass the measure, which would allow eligible patients to obtain a doctor's prescription for marijuana.

Otter Tail County school to require prom night Breathalyzer tests

Perham High School, located about three hours north of the Twin Cities, is the latest to mandate alcohol breath tests in an effort to crack down on prom night drinking. All prom-bound students will have to submit to a Breathalyzer test before being admitted to prom or post-prom festivities.

We're friends, right? Minnesota man hits road to visit 355 Facebook friends

We've all got 'em – Facebook friends we barely know. But imagine having to talk to them ALL face to face. That's exactly what a Bloomington man is doing.

Watch puppies train to become service dogs for wounded veterans

Two yellow labrador puppies named after two John Marshall High School graduates killed in action during the Vietnam War will spend the next two years training to become specialized service dogs. Students will be able to watch the dogs' progress through a live, online puppy cam.

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Human remains found at Albert Lea building where 3 people where shot

Authorities say the human remains are not related to the shooting.


DirecTV subscribers could lose KARE 11 on Tuesday

A new contract needs to be agreed upon by 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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Inmate from Rush City prison dies after COVID-19 diagnosis

The man is the fifth incarcerated person in Minnesota to die from COVID-19.


Belle Plaine man dies after duck boat capsizes on lake

One man was found sitting on the overturned boat while another man was in the water.

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Watch: Adam Thielen watches end of Vikings/Panthers just like all of us

The Vikings receiver looked like a true fan on Sunday afternoon.

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Chad Beebe's roller-coaster fourth-quarter keeps Vikings playoff hopes alive

A muffed punt and a game-winning touchdown helped defeat the Panthers on Sunday afternoon.


West-central MN cops warn kids to stay off ice, or 'Santa won't come'

This comes amid repeated ice warnings across the state.

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Nov. 29 COVID-19 update: 57 deaths, nearly 9,000 more cases

Nearly 100,000 tests were included in Sunday's report.

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Watch former Rep. Jim Ramstad's memorial service online

The ceremony will be live-streamed for the public on Sunday.


How high can Rashod Bateman go in the 2021 NFL Draft?

The Gophers star receiver has plenty of praise heading into next April.

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15 more from Gopher football team test positive for COVID-19

That brings the total number of cases from this outbreak to 40.