The 5 at 5 you need to read


Taylor signs purchase agreement for Star Tribune

Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor signed a purchase agreement Wednesday to buy the Star Tribune newspaper of Minneapolis. It's another step in the $100 million deal, which is expected to be completed by the end of June.

5 teens face charges in high school student's overdose death

Five teenagers are charged with murder in the overdose death of 17-year-old Tara Fitzgerald, who was found unresponsive at her parents’ Woodbury home in January.

Efforts to change Minneapolis alcohol sales laws gain momentum

Minneapolis ordinances require some restaurants to sell more food than alcohol. Some business owners complain the rules are out of date and are hurting their bottom line.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T the addition to the State Fair Grandstand lineup

Legendary singer Aretha Franklin will perform at the Minnesota State Fair grandstand on August 22 -- the first time ever that the Queen of Soul has appeared at the fair.

Viking Patterson accepts invitation to visit 1st-grader's class

Thanks to a writing project – and a little help from social media – a first-grade class at Rice Lake Elementary School in Maple Grove had a special visitor Tuesday -- Minnesota Viking receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2020-11-25 at 7.34.43 AM

Watch: Drunk squirrel in Minnesota captures the world's attention

The squirrel was immediately cut off after nearly tipping over.

Screen Shot 2020-11-25 at 7.15.09 PM

Small town gym refusing to close facing lawsuit from attorney general

The gym is facing a lawsuit and a temporary restraining order to halt their operations.

credit card, payment

Money Gal Coaching: Bouncing back after living your best life

Kelly Blodgett started Money Gal Coaching after paying down nearly $50K in debt in 18 months.


When do stores open on Black Friday this year?

Many major retailers will be open Black Friday, some for extended hours.

police tape, crime scene

Man found dead outside home near Cass Lake

The man was reportedly shot outside the property.


Gov. Walz announces $1M in grants to boost Minnesota tourism

The money will be used for marketing efforts to attract people to Minnesota's hard-hit tourist spots.

coronavirus, ICU

Nov. 25 COVID-19 update: 72 deaths ties Minnesota's single-day high

A COVID-19 update will not be provided on Thanksgiving Day.


Revival to open its fourth Twin Cities location

The fried chicken and smoked meat maestros are moving to St. Louis Park.

Duluth and Case Recreation Center

St. Paul to open two extra temporary shelters for homeless people

Mayor Melvin Carter announced the new shelters will be opened in the event of excess demand.

vote, election

Minnesota once again had the highest election turnout in the country

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a record percentage of voters also sent in absentee ballots.