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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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Rennia Davis

Lynx select Rennia Davis in 2021 WNBA Draft

The Tennessee wing was selected ninth overall

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Appeal to find girl, 14, missing from Benson

Cienna Pittman went missing Tuesday.

Miguel Sano

Walk-off win for Twins snaps 5-game losing streak

Miguel Sano homered, but Max Kepler had the winning hit.


St. Paul mayor vetoes council's denial of $57M apartment complex

The project has raised affordable housing and gentrification concerns, but the mayor says all types of housing are needed in St. Paul.

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Coller: Michael Pierce is a breath of fresh air for the Vikings

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

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In letter, Hennepin Sheriff asks Brooklyn Center: Do you still want our help?

Dave Hutchinson has asked Mayor Mike Elliott whether the city still needs help from other law enforcement agencies.

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Fatal crash closes eastbound Hwy. 62 in Minneapolis

The closure is expected to be in place for an "extended period of time."

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Boy, 15, identified as 1 of 2 killed in shooting after crash in Minneapolis

The shooting happened after two vehicles crashed around 2 a.m. April 12.