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Cold weather chilled economy more than expected

Traffic stalled, schools closed, travel discouraged. With bitter temperatures and repeated snowfall dumps, the harshest winter in decades kept millions of people home, and the economy stagnated as a result. The Los Angeles Times reports the winter economic slowdown was much worse than had originally be estimated.

Body of man who tried to rescue nephew recovered from St. Croix River

Authorities have recovered the body of the man who leapt into the St. Croix River in an attempt to save his nephew, according to the Chisago County Sheriff's Office. Officials said they recovered the body of Tou Hu Vang on Friday morning, just south of the Osceola Landing, roughly 8 miles downriver from where he went missing.

Food pantries brace for high summer need as school-end nears

Food pantries are experiencing high demand as the end of the year approaches. More than one-third of the state's children qualify for free or reduced-price lunches at school. But when school is out, many families struggle to find enough food to feed their children.

GOP endorsements in for State Auditor, Attorney General at convention

Delegates at the Minnesota Republican Party's state convention in Rochester have endorsed candidates for Minnesota State Auditor and Attorney General. The delegates have chosen Randy Gilbert to run for state auditor, and State Sen. Scott Newman for State Attorney General. They will be choosing to endorse, which of the Senate candidates will challenge Sen. Al Franken later.

Brewers are holding Twins' bowling ball hostage

The tension between Minnesota and Wisconsin has been ratcheted up another notch. It seems our neighbor has not return our bowling ball. According to the Brewers' website, the story began at the Major League Baseball Industry Meetings in Orlando, Florida last November.

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Charges: Teen speeding before crash that killed mother, injured her son

The teenager was driving at speeds between 72-89 mph at the time of the crash.

Northland Vapor in Moorhead, Minn.

Northland Vapor calls St. Paul regulators 'overzealous' in lawsuit over THC sales

The small Minnesota business said the lawsuit was "misleading" and "shameful."


Excelsior chocolate shop ransacked by thieves to reopen

Truffle Hill will reopen to the public on Friday.

Company agrees to changes after child workers found in MN meat plants

An investigation found children ages 13-17 working hazardous jobs at the plants.


Drinks can company to lay off almost 100 workers, close St. Paul plant

State authorities were informed of the impending closure.


Suspect in Minneapolis bar killing charged with weapons crime

The suspect has not been charged with murder in the case as of Wednesday.

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A monster storm is coming next week: What will happen?

What we know with high confidence at this point is that there will be a monster storm in the central U.S. by the early and middle part of next week.

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Boy safe after kidnapping by non-custodial parent in Mankato

The search prompted the temporary shutdown of I-35 Tuesday night.


11 face charges after being found 'exploring' Fridley sewer system

A 911 caller reported seeing a group removing a manhole cover Monday night.