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Teenager suspected of shooting his brother turns himself in

A 16-year-old boy suspected of shooting his older brother Monday in Columbia Heights has turned himself in to authorities. The teenager had been missing since the incident occurred.

Brainerd motorcyclist dies in crash; 6th fatality in two weeks

The crash in Brainerd is the latest in a deadly string of motorcycle accidents in a short timespan to start the summer riding season.

Threat of landslide closes part of Highway 13 in south metro

The section of Highway 13 between 2nd Street and Lexington Avenue near Mendota is closed in both directions for about a week, so damage caused during recent heavy rainfalls can be repaired.

Cheerleading should be considered a sport, says American Medical Association

Cheerleader now do flips and acrobatic stunts, increasing their risk for severe injuries. That's why the AMA, the nation’s largest doctors’ group, declared it a sport at the organization’s annual meeting.

Parody video lampoons racy real estate ad for Uptown condo

Upscale Minnesota real estate agent Seth Nelson has been getting a lot of attention for starring in his own sexy 3-minute video ad for a $1.99 million condo he is trying to sell. The inevitable parody of a "real life" date night comes from MPR reporter Tim Post.

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Wisconsin father suspected of killing his 6-week-old son

The father was arrested Monday in connection to the infant's Feb. 19 death.


Minnesota saw record gun permit applications in 2020

The trend in Minnesota aligns with national spikes.


St. Paul police ask for help solving 2 hit-and-run cases

A man is still hospitalized after being hit by a car in mid-February, while a woman is on a "long road to recovery" after being hit by a van in December.

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Duluth fire crews battle blaze on 118-year-old lake freighter

The J.B. Ford, which is the oldest intact lake freighter still floating, has been housed at a scrapyard since 2015.


Target sales grew by $15B in 2020, more than past 11 years combined

The pandemic led to a historic year for the Minneapolis retailer.


Eagan-based Villaume Industries pays $90K fine in gender discrimination case

After the Minnesota Department of Human Rights found the company refused to hire women, Villaume committed to reforms


11 more people charged in massive magazine scam plead guilty

In total, 63 people from across the U.S. were charged in what prosecutors called the "largest elder fraud scheme in the nation."

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Wild goalie Alex Stalock claimed off waivers by Oilers

The South St. Paul native will be heading to Edmonton.

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Shakopee GOPer posts DFL lawmaker's personal cell number on Facebook

Rep. Erik Mortensen has been accused of 'doxxing' Twin Cities lawmaker Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn.

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Minneapolis scraps plan to pay 'influencers' to share information during Chauvin trial

The plan to pay influencers to share city-approved messages during the trials of the officers charged in George Floyd's death drew criticism.