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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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Principal reveals more details about Monday fight at Hopkins High School

She revealed more details about the incident that prompted a shelter in place Monday.

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School board walks out amid angry scenes at meeting over racism in Prior Lake

The meeting grew tense after the board heard from multiple student speakers.

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Popular gluten-free restaurant Sassy Spoon closes suddenly

It began life as a food truck before moving into a permanent space in 2015.

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Minnesota farmer ordered to repay $1.4M for loan fraud

The 67-year-old pleaded guilty in federal court.


1 dead after truck driver collides with semi stopped in traffic in St. Cloud

A St. Cloud woman who was a passenger in the straight truck died in the crash.

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South metro district moves to distance learning to combat COVID surge

The Burnsville-Eagan-Savage district is dealing with high case levels and transmission.

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Mike Zimmer wants Kirk Cousins to keep 'going for the jugular'

But at what point is being aggressive too aggressive?

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'Extraordinarily bad idea': MN sheriff urges locals against firing 'warning shots'

The sheriff has seen a "handful" of warning shot incidents lately in response to possible prowlers.

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Waukesha parade: Police ID victims, reveal more about suspect

Two injured children remain in critical condition.

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Large police response to incident in Dodge Center

Triton Public Schools have been placed in a soft lockdown as a precaution.