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President Obama OKs federal disaster flood aid for parts of Minnesota

President Barack Obama has signed off on a federal disaster declaration for eight Minnesota counties that were hit by severe floods in June, meaning those areas will receive federal money to help pay for cleanup and repairs.

Gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson has emergency surgery

Jeff Johnson, Republican candidate for governor, is hospitalized after undergoing emergency stomach surgery Monday. He'll remain in the hospital for about a week.

It's over for 9 Rainbow Foods stores in the Twin Cities

Tuesday will be the last day of sales and service at nine Rainbow grocery stores in the Twin Cities metro area that were not purchased when their owner, Roundy's, decided to pull out of the market.

The mayflies are back and creating havoc

It's hatching season for mayflies in the area, and swarms of the insects are causing slick road conditions. They even led to a three-vehicle accident in western Wisconsin last night.

Coach K says he'd trade for Kevin Love 'in a heartbeat'

Legendary Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski wouldn’t hesitate if he were able to trade rookie Andrew Wiggins for the Timberwolves' All-Star forward Kevin Love.

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Twins blow lead, drop to numbing 0-7 in extra innings

Byron Buxton left the game in the ninth inning with an apparent injury.

Minnesota State Fair

There will be no state-ordered restrictions for the State Fair this year

Fair organizers could still implement their own COVID safety restrictions.

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Walz: Prepare for a summer 'where just the simple pleasures will be back again'

But the governor made clear vaccinations are key to getting there more quickly.

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Drug trial shows Moderna vaccine is 96% effective in teens

The drugmaker still needs federal authorization following more studies.

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St. Louis Park restaurant owners accused in 'sophisticated' tax fraud scheme

They're accused of underpaying sales taxes by nearly $240,000.

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Minneapolis Parks to get historic bell, wheel back from Minnetonka HS

The bell and wheel were stolen years ago and were discovered last year at Minnetonka High School.

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Coller: Draft solidifies that 2021 holds answers to Vikings' future at QB

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.