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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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Charges: Driver in fatal hit-and-run said he thought he hit dog or sign

The crash killed a 56-year-old Blaine woman who had been out walking her dog.

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Here is Minnesota's plan to vaccinate kids 5-11 against COVID-19

The plan includes hosting vaccination clinics at schools across the state.

Mounds View PD missing 12yo Riddley

12-year-old Twin Cities boy has been missing for 4 days

Police are asking for the public's help locating the child,

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Police searching for man charged with kidnapping woman at gunpoint

The man approached the victim's car and pointed a gun at her, the charges state.

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Teachers union calls for 'bold' plan to get kids vaccinated against COVID

"All options should be on the table," Denise Specht, president of Education Minnesota, said.


Madden's has banner summer with surge of visitors to Gull Lake

The resort was named the No. 1 resort in the mid-Atlantic and Midwest.

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Burnsville priest identified as bicyclist killed in Rosemount

The church says he was doing what he loved: riding his bike.