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Cost of data breach still taking a toll on Target

Target reports a big financial hit related to the massive data breach it weathered in December. The company told its investors that breach-related costs will reach $148 million in the second quarter.

Recent acts of violence against police officers mirror national trend

There have been three violent attacks on police officers in just five days in the St. Paul area, incidents that speak to the dangers officers face on a daily basis throughout the nation.

At least 9 cases of E. coli traced to Rice County Fair

The E. coli is believed to have originated from the barns or the petting zoo at the fair, which was held July 15-20.

A slice of life (and pie): Betty of Betty's Pies fame turns 90

Betty Lessard, the namesake behind Betty’s Pies in Two Harbors, turned 90 today. The shop held a birthday party for the pie world's elder stateswoman on Saturday.

Joe Mauer begins rehab stint in Cedar Rapids tonight

Twins first baseman Joe Mauer is getting closer to returning to the Minnesota Twins everyday lineup. Mauer is in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he’ll begin a rehab assignment tonight with the Kernels, the Twins’ Class A affiliate, tonight.

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St. Paul is closing 6 schools amid declining enrollment

The board revised the plan after the school communities voiced concerns.

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X-rays negative after Karl-Anthony Towns takes scary fall

Towns crashed hard to the ground late in the game Wednesday night.

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2 more homicides push Minneapolis closer to record set in 1995

The deadly shootings happened on the city's North Side Wednesday night.

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KAT sets a franchise record, leaves early in loss to Wizards

Towns fell on his back in the final minutes of a loss in Washington.

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Man shot by police in Forest Lake dies from injuries

It was one of two police shootings in the Twin Cities on the same day, both of which proved fatal.

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Report: Twins agree to deal with Dylan Bundy

The Twins signed the right-hander with a lockout imminent.

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'Everyone should really be masking up' in public, Malcolm says

The health commissioner said residents have gotten "a little bit lax" with some protective measures.

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Byron Buxton believes he's the best player in baseball

"Nobody [does] the things that I do. I know that."

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Edibles coming to Minnesota's medical marijuana program

MDH also announced it will not add anxiety as qualifying condition.

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Plowable snow possible this weekend in Minnesota

Up to half a foot of snow could fall within the heaviest band.

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Police reveal new details about 'coordinated' Best Buy thefts

A large group stole thousands of dollars in merchandise from three Twin Cities Best Buy stores.