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Minnesota to receive $4.25M in emergency funds for road repairs

Minnesota will receive $4.25 million in federal funding to help repair roads that were damaged by this summer’s historic rains and flooding. Gov. Mark Dayton has also requested federal disaster aid after June's wet weather.

3 gorillas escape enclosure at Como Zoo

Three gorillas escaped their enclosure at the Como Zoo Thursday morning, moseying down the hallway only used by the zookeepers. Where they went, and Twitter's reaction to the escape.

Consumer Reports: Don’t spray sunscreens on kids, at least for now

The magazine Consumer Reports is advising parents to avoid using spray-on sunscreen on children until the Food and Drug Administration completes an ongoing investigation into whether the sprays are safe for kids.

Twitter effort falls short: Morneau won’t be back as All-Star

If there ever was a question about how Minnesotans felt about Justin Morneau – even after he was traded away from the team – it was answered Thursday afternoon. The #VoteMorneau Twitter drive was the top trending item in Minnesota most of the day.

Faring well: Guthrie’s ‘My Fair Lady’ earns loverly reviews

The Guthrie Theater’s summer production is often one of the biggest and most well-attended shows of the year, and this year’s featured offering, My Fair Lady, is a solid crowd-pleaser, according to local reviewers.

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Marijuana, cannabis

Minnesota legal marijuana bill headed for House vote for first time ever

The bill passed the House Ways and Means Committee on Friday.

Douglas Schroeder

Appeal to find 59-year-old man missing from Edina

Douglas Schroeder was last seen on Thursday.

Ambulance Hennepin Healthcare

Woman found fatally shot in downtown parking ramp

It happened on 9th Street South between LaSalle and Hennepin.

duluth police department

Woman critical after Duluth stabbing, man suffers broken leg

Police have released sparse details about the incident.

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Police: Man, 20, killed his older sister in Chanhassen

Police found the 25-year-old woman dead from gunshot wounds.

Kirill Kaprizov

Kaprizov's playmaking, Rask's OT winner on display against Ducks

The Wild superstar had a pair of assists in a 4-3 victory.

Tyler Duffey

Twins offense, bullpen continue to struggle against Tigers

The Tigers scored five runs in the seventh inning in a 7-3 defeat.


Early Saturday crash leaves 2 kids, 1 adult dead in Maple Grove

The crash happened just before 7 a.m. Saturday.

State Patrol

State Patrol reports 2 fatal crashes on Friday in Minnesota

The first incident happened in Austin Township, and the second happened in Birch Lake Township.


Deaths on Minnesota roads in 2021 at highest level in more than a decade

There have been a total of eight motorcyclist fatalities on Minnesota roads this year.