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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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Body found floating in Minnesota River in Shakopee

Efforts to identify the deceased are underway.

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Judge finds suspect guilty in 1991 murder of young Minneapolis woman

A 58-year-old man from South St. Paul, who was 29 at the time, has been found guilty of stabbing a 20-year-old woman

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Northfield school fires employee who allegedly gave melatonin to infant

It's against district policies to give a child anything without a parents' permission.

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MSHSL approves 3 calendars to start winter sports as soon as Dec. 21

The start date will depend on whether the state shutdown is lifted.


Drug overdose deaths up 31% in the first half of 2020

Overdose deaths started to increase sharply in March, which coincides with the state-ordered lockdown for the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Video: Vehicle crashes into St. Paul restaurant

The fire department is on scene addressing a gas leak.

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Latest county infection rates are sky-high throughout Minnesota

Kandiyohi County is one of the hardest hit counties in the state.

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Family's warning after teen's tragic death from CO poisoning at Thanksgiving

A 17-year-old girl from Delano died after Thanksgiving due to carbon monoxide poisoning.


More than $12K donated to MN gym owner who refused to close

The small business is located in town in Wabasha County.

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MPR, The Current launch new weekly segment called 'The Warming House'

The program will feature feel-good entertainment amid the pandemic.

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Dec. 3 COVID-19 update: 92 deaths marks MN's 2nd-highest total

The deaths continue to surge amid the worst of the pandemic so far.