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Minnesota the first to require "kill switch" on smart phones

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed the “kill switch” bill into law, making Minnesota first in the nation to require smartphones and tablets sold in the state to have remote shut-off devices in case a device is stolen.

2nd suspect charged in Mankato assault; denies throwing punch

Trevor Shelley, 21, of St. Peter, Minnesota, has been charged in an assault on a man in Mankato over the weekend that left the victim fighting for his life. Shelley has denied punching the victim in the head. Former Gopher quarterback Philip Nelson is also charged with assault in the same case.

Last year, it was 98 degrees. Tonight – frost?

If you’ve been grumbling about unseasonably cool weather this week, you might remember last year when it was exactly the opposite. Last year on May 14, much of Minnesota was sweltering, with a record high of 98 degrees in the metro.

Austin's Molly Kate Kestner appears on GMA, ABC News

The teenage singer-songwriter received twice as much attention as she expected from ABC in a trip to New York City this week. Kestner – who was booked last week to appear on the network’s “Good Morning America” program – was also featured Tuesday night on ABC’s “World News with Diane Sawyer.”

5 reasons for optimism about the Minnesota Wild

After a hard-fought Game 6 which they lost in overtime 2-1 to the Blackhawks, the Wild start their offseason. Despite the disappointing end, there are reasons for optimism on the morning after.

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Body found floating in Minnesota River in Shakopee

Efforts to identify the deceased are underway.

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Judge finds suspect guilty in 1991 murder of young Minneapolis woman

A 58-year-old man from South St. Paul, who was 29 at the time, has been found guilty of stabbing a 20-year-old woman

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Northfield school fires employee who allegedly gave melatonin to infant

It's against district policies to give a child anything without a parents' permission.

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MSHSL approves 3 calendars to start winter sports as soon as Dec. 21

The start date will depend on whether the state shutdown is lifted.


Drug overdose deaths up 31% in the first half of 2020

Overdose deaths started to increase sharply in March, which coincides with the state-ordered lockdown for the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Video: Vehicle crashes into St. Paul restaurant

The fire department is on scene addressing a gas leak.

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Latest county infection rates are sky-high throughout Minnesota

Kandiyohi County is one of the hardest hit counties in the state.

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Family's warning after teen's tragic death from CO poisoning at Thanksgiving

A 17-year-old girl from Delano died after Thanksgiving due to carbon monoxide poisoning.


More than $12K donated to MN gym owner who refused to close

The small business is located in town in Wabasha County.

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MPR, The Current launch new weekly segment called 'The Warming House'

The program will feature feel-good entertainment amid the pandemic.

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Dec. 3 COVID-19 update: 92 deaths marks MN's 2nd-highest total

The deaths continue to surge amid the worst of the pandemic so far.