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Wisconsin judge denies request to halt gay weddings

A federal judge in Wisconsin rejected a request Monday to temporarily put a halt to same-sex weddings in the state, allowing same-sex unions to continue for now even while her ruling is being appealed.

Special dive team helps with plane crash recovery in Lake Superior

Specialized divers are helping with the recovery of a plane crash that happened over the weekend on Lake Superior near Duluth. Authorities say they have located the pilot’s body, and wreckage from the plane in about 140 feet of water.

Social media making us more 'bear aware'

Bear sightings around the Twin Cities are not uncommon, even though it seems that way this year. We're just talking about them more these days due to social media.

Minnesota had to give the NFL a lot of free stuff to win Super Bowl bid

Among the requests from the league were 35,000 free parking spaces, access to “top quality” golf courses, free police escorts for NFL owners and free presidential suites at top hotels.

Twins sign first-round pick Nick Gordon

Gordon, a shortstop, was selected by the team as the fifth overall pick in last week’s MLB Draft.

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Willians Astudillo

Twins pitchers decimated: 16 runs, 18 hits, 8 walks ... 4 strikeouts

The White Sox hammered the Twins 16-4 but Astudillo took the mound in the ninth.


Girl shot in the head at birthday party 'fighting for her life'

Trinity Ottoson-Smith was struck by a bullet in the head last weekend.

Kelly Kleine

Broncos hire Vikings' Kelly Kleine as highest-ranking woman scout in NFL history

Kleine will reunite in Denver with former Vikings executive George Paton.

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Wild looks to exorcise demons from haunted Game 2 history

The Wild have lost nine straight Game 2s entering Tuesday night's tilt with Vegas.


Woman who died in crash after car lost tire in Minneapolis is ID'd

The 35-year-old Minneapolis woman was originally from Mahnomen.

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Curious conservation officer reports from the Minnesota DNR

Gravel thieves, raucous campers and some quick thinking that backfired.

St. Paul police squad

Police 'tactically disengage' from standoff in St. Paul

The incident lasted approximately 2 1/2 hours.


Another Raising Cane's set to open in the Twin Cities

This will be the 11th Raising Cane's restaurant in the metro area.

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Trial of former police officer Kimberly Potter starts Dec. 6

Potter is charged in the shooting death of Daunte Wright.

Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

Health care workers ratify tentative agreement with Allina Health

The union was threatening a strike just two weeks ago.