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Chanhassen ranked 4th on Money Mag's 'Best Places to Live' list

CNN Money Magazine ranked the west metro suburb of Chanhassen as the fourth-best U.S. small town to live in. Two south metro suburbs also made the list.

Jane Goodall backs Ely bear researcher in dispute with DNR

Famous chimpanzee researcher Jane Goodall sent a letter to Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton in support of Ely bear researcher Lynn Rogers, who's currently battling with the Minnesota DNR over his research permit.

AP gets champion treatment with Wheaties debut

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will grace the cover of Wheaties in three limited-edition boxes.

Metro residential sales in July best in seven years

The Twin Cities housing market continues to prosper. A combination of factors, including healthy upper-bracket sales, declining foreclosures and more bidding wars, put sales in the industry close to pre-crash levels.

You've been hacked. No charges filed for Bemidji pot ad

The pranksters behind a Facebook post that advertised the sale of marijuana in Bemidji will not face criminal charges, according to police.

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Ten fatal overdoses in past 6 weeks reported in region of northern MN

Law enforcement agencies have issued a plea to the general public.

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Bracing for security threats, federal courthouses closing in Minnesota

Security is also being ramped up at the state capitol.

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3M sues Florida company that sold 10K counterfeit N95 masks to HCMC

The Maplewood company has obtained a temporary injunction against the firm.

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Walz, Whitmer, and Evers call on Trump Admin. to buy more vaccines

It comes after The Washington Post reported that the country's COVID vaccine reserves have been exhausted.

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Wolves-Grizzlies game off, KAT tests postive for COVID

The Timberwolves star was among several players that are dealing with COVID-related issues.

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Planning for the 2021 Minnesota State Fair is underway

The fair suffered huge financial losses due to COVID-19, but organizers are moving forward with planning "different scenarios" for this summer.

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Heather Brown named as new WCCO 'This Morning' anchor

She will be joining Jason DeRusha on the CBS affiliate's Morning Show.

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DPS Commissioner: No credible threats to state Capitol, but ready if something arises

Local and state law enforcement officials have a plan in case a threat arises.

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Here are snow totals from Thursday-Friday winter storm

It's a slushy mess in the metro, but snow did pile up in southern counties.

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Walz fury after report that government's COVID vaccine reserve is nonexistent

The Washington Post reported Friday that the Trump Administration has shipped out all the vaccines it has already, with none in reserve.