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Shock in New Orleans after Minneapolis awarded 2018 Super Bowl

New Orleans officials were stunned when NFL owners voted Tuesday afternoon to give the marquee February event to wintry Minneapolis, where the new $1 billion Vikings stadium has not yet been built. The Big Easy was considered the big favorite to host its 11th Super Bowl. 

Minnesota is 1st state with law assuring adoption option for research dogs and cats

Minnesota is the first state – and first political body in the world – to mandate that dogs and cats used in research must be put up for adoption when research is over, instead of being euthanized. Gov. Dayton signed the measure into law this week.

No more "get out of jail free" cards for Minnesota lawmakers

The Minnesota Secretary of State announced Wednesday his office would no longer issue legislative privilege cards that some believed gave lawmakers immunity from being arrested for DWI during a legislative session.

Target takes earnings hit, but analysts see signs of turnaround

Target reported a 16 percent drop in first-quarter profit, but an analysis of the numbers in the first quarter earnings report by Reuters sees signs of progress for the troubled Minneapolis-based retailer.

Reports: Grizzlies' Joerger to interview for Wolves' coaching job

Memphis Grizzlies head coach Dave Joerger is going to interview for the head coaching job with the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to media reports. Joerger is a native of Staples, Minnesota.

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What's open and closed in Minnesota on Thanksgiving Day 2020?

Most services will not be running on Thursday and unlike most years, many stores will be closed, too.

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How a turkey's brush with celebrity in Bloomington came to a tragic end

DNR: if you care about wild animals, stop feeding them

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Saturday's Gophers/Badgers football game canceled due to COVID-19 issues

The Battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe will not take place for the first time since 1906.

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MN health officials don't think downside of COVID-19 peak has arrived

We could be in a trough between a series of waves, Jan Malcolm said.

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Wisconsin reports record 104 deaths from COVID-19 Tuesday

That's roughly 10% of the total in the nation in a 24-hour period.

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Husband and wife sentenced for fraud scheme through their drywall firm

The Annandale pair bilked an insurance company out of more than $300,000.

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4 pedestrians suffer life-threatening injuries after being struck by vehicle

Two vehicles crashed into a car that was on the side of the road after striking a deer.

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Gophers season preview: New lineup, deeper bench, more questions

Mathew Goldstein takes a deep dive into the murky waters of the college hoops season.

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Photos: ViV!R, Minneapolis' new Mexican cafe and shop, is now open

The team behind the acclaimed Popol Vuh have opened the cafe in the same space.

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At Wiscoy Township's sole precinct, election judges ditched masks

Voter and Wiscoy resident Kaitlyn O'Connor took a photo of the judges after asking them to wear masks, she said

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