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2nd suspect arrested in Mankato assault; Rutgers dismisses QB Nelson

Rutgers University has released former Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson, after he was charged in an assault in Mankato that left a former football player in critical condition. Meanwhile, a second suspect police had been seeking has been arrested.

Where is spring? 'May-tober' has been dreary so far

Coats are on and umbrellas are handy – the weather this month hasn’t just seemed drearier and cooler than normal, it hasbeen. And we may go an entire month without breaking 70 degrees in the Twin Cities.

Study: No link between red wine, dark chocolate and longevity

Darn it! Naturally occurring, low-dose levels of an antioxidant found in red wine, dark chocolate, berries and grapes are not related to longevity, according to new research.

$400 million Downtown East project gets off the ground

The project, adjacent to the new Vikings football stadium, will reshape the look of downtown Minneapolis. This morning, it officially moved off the drawing board with a groundbreaking ceremony.

Game 6 preview: Wild get a boost with return of Ballard, Kuemper

The Wild’s defense is getting a lift for tonight's do-or-die playoff game against the Blackhawks. Goaltender Darcy Kuemper will be in uniform for the Wild and defenseman Keith Ballard is expected to return to the lineup.

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Maple Grove-based businessman convicted of shooting wife to death

Wiseman owns properties in both Minnesota, Nevada and China.

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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.