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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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Mounds View PD missing 12yo Riddley

12-year-old Twin Cities boy has been missing for 4 days

Police are asking for the public's help locating the child,

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Police searching for man charged with kidnapping woman at gunpoint

The man approached the victim's car and pointed a gun at her, the charges state.

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Teachers union calls for 'bold' plan to get kids vaccinated against COVID

"All options should be on the table," Denise Specht, president of Education Minnesota, said.


Madden's has banner summer with surge of visitors to Gull Lake

The resort was named the No. 1 resort in the mid-Atlantic and Midwest.

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Burnsville priest identified as bicyclist killed in Rosemount

The church says he was doing what he loved: riding his bike.

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Wild open road trip with win over Canucks

At 5-1, only the St. Louis Blues (5-0) are off to a better start in the Western Conference than the Wild.

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MN homeowner mistakes large tent for dead moose

They spotted two people on a security camera dragging the "moose" across a driveway.