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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 Some business owners complain the rules are out of date and are hurting their bottom line.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.

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Updates on Minnesotans bidding for spots at the Summer Olympics

St. Paul's Suni Lee could qualify for the U.S. gymnastics team this week.

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Federal charges: Minnesota man stole 63 golf carts in 7 states

Nathan Rodney Nelson has been federally charged with transportation of stolen vehicles across state lines.

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1 dead, 1 wounded in separate St. Cloud shootings

It was one of two shootings that happened overnight in the city.

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Buxton, Kepler lead Twins to weekend sweep over Rangers

Kenta Maeda's solid outing on the mound gave the Twins a 4-2 victory.

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Severe thunderstorm watch issued for south Minnesota, tornadoes possible

The watch area is just to the south of the Twin Cities.


10 injured when minivans collide, overturn in west-central Minnesota

The incident occurred at the intersection of County Road 1 and County Road 29 in Kandiyohi County.

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Nearly 80 years later, Minnesotan honored for WWII heroism

He defended a sinking passenger ship from a U-boat.

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Pedestrian fatally struck by driver in Brooklyn Park

The identity of the victim has not been released.

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Some storms could pack a punch Sunday afternoon

Widespread severe weather is not expected, but some storms could get feisty.