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Byron Smith guilty of murder in teens' deaths, sentenced to life in prison

A jury found Byron Smith guilty of first-degree murder for fatally shooting cousins Haile Kifer, 18, and Nick Brady, 17, after they broke into his Little Falls home on Thanksgiving Day in 2012. Smith was sentenced immediately to life in prison. He plans to appeal.

Rain, rain, go away -- please

The Twin Cities have seen just over 6 inches of rain so far this month, which means it's the second-wettest April on record (the record is 7 inches).

Study finds toll of trampoline accidents is sky high

With backyard season just around the corner, you may be tempted to set up the trampoline and let the kids get their jump on. But a new study offers further evidence of what health officials have long warned: trampolines are dangerous for kids.

Lawmaker moves to ban powdered alcohol in Minnesota

State Rep. Joe Atkins, DFL–Inver Grove Heights, introduced a bill that would ban a powdered alcohol product, also known as Palcohol, before it’s even come to market. Palcohol is moving through the federal approval process and could be available in stores this fall.

Glen Taylor approves of lifetime ban for Clippers' owner Donald Sterling

Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor supports the NBA’s decision to impose a lifetime ban on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. The ban was handed down Tuesday after an investigation revealed that Sterling told his girlfriend to stop bringing black people to Clippers games.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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