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Health officials: E.coli traced to traveling petting zoo; 13 cases so far

At least 13 people who visited a traveling petting zoo have been infected with E. coli. State health officials traced the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak to the Zerebko Zoo Tran petting zoo. In a press release Tuesday, the Minnesota Department of Health says that of the confirmed cases, seven people have been hospitalized, including three children. The petting zoo exhibited at several county fairs between July 4 and July 27.

GOP Official apologizes for 'insensitive' tweet about Robin Williams

Chris Field, the Minnesota Republican Party official whose Twitter comment about the death of Robin Williams caused a storm of criticism on social media Monday night, issued an apology Tuesday afternoon. The war of words began shortly after Ellen Anderson, a Minnesota DFL Party official, tweeted a message mourning the passing of actor and comedian Robin Williams.

Early turnout light as voters pick candidates for November election

Minnesotans took to the polls Tuesday for the state's primary election, where voters will choose candidates to represent their political party for governor, U.S. Senate and state auditor in the Nov. 4 general election. Low voter turnout was expected, with only 200,000-300,000 people expected to cast votes. Polls are open until 8 p.m.

Family IDs man killed at gas station; authorities search for suspect

The man who was shot and killed at an Arden Hills gas station Monday has been identified as Kelly Phillips, a longtime executive at Boston Scientific and the co-founder of a Minneapolis bar, according to reports. Phillips, 48, was fatally shot Monday morning moments after stepping out of a BMW at a Holiday gas station on West Highway 96.

Minnesota teen performs with idol Brad Paisley, at WE Fest

A Moorhead, Minnesota, teen got to play with his music idol at WE Fest over the weekend thanks to a little help from social media. Dan Brekke, a country musician himself, has long idolized Brad Paisley, one of the headliners at WE Fest. Brekke was allowed to play one song with Paisley after a friend started a #letBrekkeplay hasthtag on Twitter.

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Gray wolf removed from the endangered species list

A decision on whether they can be hunted in Minnesota will come later.

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Minnesota opening its 7th saliva testing location in St. Paul

The tests are free and open to anyone regardless of if they have symptoms.

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Election 2020 preview: Minnesota's 8th Congressional District

It's a race between incumbent Rep. Pete Stauber and Democratic challenger Quinn Nystrom.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 hospitalizations increase by 27.5% in 24 hours

Bring Me The News confirmed that the dramatic increase is not a numbers error.

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Lives saved as passerby, city workers rescue from 3 from Golden Valley fire

The Golden Valley Fire Department responded to the fire Wednesday morning.

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Caribou Coffee rolls out holiday cups, menu early

The holiday season is underway at some Twin Cities stores, with a nationwide rollout planned for Nov. 5.

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Charges: Timberwolves' Beasley pointed assault rifle at family on a home tour

The family was on the Parade of Homes tour when Beasley allegedly pointed the gun at them, telling them to get off his property.

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Aldi is opening its first store in Winona next month

The new store is part of Aldi's $5 billion expansion across the U.S.