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Deck stacked against Wild in series with mighty Blackhawks

After a thrilling seven-game series against the Colorado Avalanche, the Minnesota Wild will test their tired legs in game 1 of the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinals against the Chicago Blackhawks tonight.

Bachelor party group makes grisly discovery in RV cargo space

A group of Minnesota friends who were on their way to the Kentucky Derby for a bachelor party have cancelled their trip after making a grisly discovery. Law enforcement officials were called to a Shopko parking lot in Winona after the men discovered a body in a rented motorhome.

Driver arrested after crashing into bar had prior DWI convictions

At least six people, including the driver, were hurt early Friday morning after a vehicle crashed into The Bulldog, a popular restaurant and bar in St. Paul's Lowertown. The Minnesota State Patrol said five people who were seated inside the bar and the driver of the van were transported to Regions Hospital.

220 Minnesota soldiers headed for Kuwait in year-long deployment

About 220 Minnesota soldiers headed for the Middle East left Friday morning for a year-long deployment, the Minnesota National Guard says. Members of the 34th Combat Aviation Brigade are going first to Camp Ripley in Little Falls, for a two-week training, followed by more training at Fort Hood, Texas.

Grab the tissues: State pollen season forecast looks grim

With so much wet weather over the last week, forecasters say pollen season is ramping up already, despite many plants still being dormant. FOX 9 reports that as temperatures rise into the 50's over the next couple of weeks "the pollen count from everything will skyrocket."

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Jason Matheson's biscuit shop to briefly close ahead of relaunch

Betty & Earl's will shut down for two weeks before reopening under a new name.

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Worker dies in forklift accident at paper recycling business

The victim was described as a loving father of two who was devoted to his church.

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Authorities ID woman killed by hit-and-run driver who ran red light

A fundraiser was created to support the family after the "sudden and senseless loss."

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Watch: Prior Lake stuns Rosemount with last-second hook and ladder

The Lakers dusted off an old favorite to get a victory on Thursday night.

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MN gets its first frost advisories, freeze warnings of the season

The coldest spots could dip to below 30 degrees overnight.


Ahead of Big Ten clash, Huskers fans spend their Friday mocking PJ Fleck

Huskers fans are in a playful mood ahead of Saturday's game.

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New 1st-degree murder charge for man accused in youth coach's killing

A grand jury indicted the suspect in connection with the shooting of Jay Boughton.

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COVID: Mayo Clinic's tips for staying safe while trick-or-treating

A layered approach, especially for those who aren't vaccinated, is recommended.


'My patience level is gone': Walz calls on lawmakers to help hospital strain

The governor said only legislators can enact some of the needed measures.


Jeep driver dies after hitting two deer, rolling into oncoming vehicle

As the SUV rolled, it struck another vehicle approaching the other direction.

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Family's dog 'senselessly' killed with arrow in Carver County

The beloved dog was shot with an arrow on Tuesday.