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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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Adam Thielen

Vikings place Adam Thielen on COVID-19/reserve list

Thielen is coming off a two-touchdown game against the Cowboys.

MCF Oak Park Heights

COVID-positive inmate at Oak Park Heights prison dies

He becomes the fourth prison inmate to die from the virus.

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2-ton smoker stolen from Twin Cities chef Thomas Boemer

Boemer is the chef behind restaurants including the popular Revival.

Governor Tim Walz

Walz says relief package is coming for Minnesota small businesses

Walz is prepared to call a special session and pass the package immediately.

Governor Tim Walz

Watch live: Gov. Tim Walz COVID-19 press conference Monday

Walz will be introducing a new app that helps Minnesotans track COVID-19 exposures.