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World's oldest known bear dies in northern Minnesota

A female black bear being monitored in northern Minnesota died at the age of 39 and 1/2, outliving any radio-collared bear of any species in the world.

Bachmann's ex-adviser writes tell-all book

A former adviser to U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., wrote a book released Monday providing an insider’s account of the Minnesota congresswoman’s 2012 presidential bid. The author calls it "explosive."

Worker electrocuted when gutter contacts live line in south Minneapolis

Ryan C. Mastracchio, 34, of Plymouth, was shocked last Thursday afternoon in the 3200 block of Grand Avenue S. when a gutter he was working on touched a power line.

The one that got away: State Fair police seek fish-pond swimmer

At least two fair-goers have taken a quick dip in the 4-foot pool.

Vikings vs. Titans: Preseason Week 4 preview

Minnesota has failed to put up more than 16 points in any of the team's first three preseason games. Will that change?

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Woman, 26, fatally struck by suspected impaired driver in Hopkins

A man was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving.


Fireball crash in Lowry Hill tunnel kills 2, closes I-94 west

Traffic cameras showed the shocking moment the car crashed and exploded into flames.

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Police: Man dies after breaking window during domestic assault in St. Paul

The man's official cause of death will be ruled by a medical examiner.

Rep. Joe McDonald

'No respect': MN lawmaker shows up to debate in pirate costume

He was called out on Twitter by Rep. Kaohly Vang Her.

Rocco Baldelli

Twins-Athletics postponed for Monday amid COVID issues

The Twins are hoping to play a doubleheader with the A's on Tuesday.

Rep. Maxine Waters

Maxine Waters speaks in Brooklyn Center, draws ire of right-wing media

The congresswoman visited protesters Saturday night.