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Officials warn drunken boaters: Stepped up enforcement on the way

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is stepping up drunken boater patrols this weekend, despite a major drop this year in drunken boating arrests and accidents.

Flood casualties: Wedding ceremonies, roller coaster, 1840s landmark

Many flood-stricken areas across Minnesota have not yet begun to dry out, but damage is already being assessed across the state. And more rain is on the way.

Green Line already meeting next year’s weekday ridership goal

The newly opened Green Line light rail train is already meeting its 2015 weekday ridership goal in just its first week of operation. Metro Transit says that riders hopped on the Green Line 139,027 times from June 16-20, which comes out to an average daily ridership of 27,805 per weekday.

Obama eats lunch at Matt’s Bar, holds town hall at Minnehaha Park

President Barack Obama arrived in Minnesota Thursday afternoon to kick off a two-day trip during which he’s expected to talk about the economy and strengthening the middle class.

Paul Bunyan and Babe statues ranked one of ‘quirkiest’ landmarks

The signature Bemidji statues were named the fourth greatest Quirky Landmark in the United States in a poll conducted by the newspaper.

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Butcher & the Boar makes comeback with new ownership

Local hospitality company Jester Concepts has bought the brand. The new location is still being determined.


Staff at Mankato Hy-Vee incorrectly diluted COVID vaccines for 62 patients

The retailer says that there is no reason for medical concern.

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Twin Cities man going to great lengths to find beloved dog, missing in northern MN

He's hoping drone operators can help him locate Rowdi, his yellow lab.

Hennepin County Government Center

Some Hennepin County Government Center services will be unavailable during Chauvin's trial

Access to the building will be limited during the trail, which begins March 8.

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Driver, 19, killed in collision with street sweeper

It happened Thursday evening near Thief River Falls.

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Famous Dave's to launch its first 'line service' restaurant in the Twin Cities

The new model of restaurant will open in September in Coon Rapids.

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Minnesota's budget outlook improves, now projecting $1.6B surplus

The state was projecting a $1.3 billion deficit in November.

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2.5 mile skating path through Warroad was a hit, now there's an effort to keep it

The "Riverbender Crew" is hoping to buy new equipment to maintain the path this season, and for years to come.