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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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Timberwolves' defense fuels win over Pelicans

The Wolves' have bought in on the defensive end as part of a 2-0 start.

Minnesota Wild

Ryan Hartman's OT goal helps Wild stay undefeated

The Wild improved to 4-0 with a win over the Ducks.

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Gophers pound Maryland to stay in Big Ten West race

Four different players scored a rushing touchdown in a 34-16 victory over Maryland.

Father Paul Kubista at St. Mary of Czestochowa

Controversy after Delano priest shares vaccine misinformation in church bulletin

Father Paul Kubista is pastor at St. Mary of Czestochowa Catholic Church.


Mel-O-Glaze, DreamHaven Books robbed at gunpoint minutes apart

The businesses were hit by three robbers just six minutes apart on Oct. 21.

Cambridge house explosion

Explosion destroys house in Cambridge, 5 injured

The explosion occurred early Saturday morning on the 33000 block of Hillary Circle.


Charges: Lyft driver sexually assaulted woman in her home

The defendant is being held on a $100,000 bond.

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Black bear bites professional baseball player in western Wisconsin

The former MSU-Mankato star was bitten in his back.

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Beleaguered Ward 9 city council candidate loses Strib endorsement

Mickey Moore has faced questions in recent days about where he actually lives.