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Traffic deaths in Minnesota surpass 200 for the year

After a rash of fatal accidents recently, the number of traffic deaths in Minnesota has surpassed 200 so far in 2014, reaching 204 as of Monday. That's fewer than the 220 fatalities at the same time last year.

Ex-police officer pleads not guilty to killing woman whose body was found in suitcase

A former Wisconsin police officer accused of hiding the bodies of two women in suitcases which were found along a rural Wisconsin road in June, pleaded not guilty to charges relating to the death of one of the women.

Sculpture Garden at Walker Art Center to get $10M upgrade

The upgrades will include work on the Sculpture Garden’s infrastructure to address the facility’s drainage problems.

Some Target stores will stay open later for night owl shoppers

Target is gearing up for the holiday shopping season by keeping many of its stores open later, hoping to keep up with competitors.

Matt Cassel to start for Vikings in next game in Kansas City

Matt Cassel was the starting quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2009 to 2012, and when he returns to Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday night for the third preseason game, he will be starting for the Vikings.

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Pair escape uninjured as plane crashes moments after takeoff

It crashed about a half mile southwest of Faribault Airport.

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For The Week: Making cocktails at home? Here's how to do it right

Lindsay Guentzel's For The Week column features simple food and drink tips.

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Mayo Clinic study provides 'best guess' about pandemic's future in MN

Minnesota could be seeing decreasing numbers into the summer if the study is correct.

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Mourners remember Daunte Wright, plead for justice

Wright was killed by a now-former Brooklyn Center police officer on April 11.

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HealthPartners: COVID hospitalizations driven by unvaccinated, middle aged adults

The health provider says the average age of its hospitalized patients is trending downwards.

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Man suspected of shooting at National Guard in Minneapolis faces more charges

He has now been charged in Hennepin County District Court with more serious crimes.

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Investigation finds EPA mishandled oversight for PolyMet mine permits

A new report found the EPA didn't follow its own procedures when it submitted comments on the proposed project.

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MDH's new COVID guidance urges weekly testing for those involved in sports

Those not involved in school sports are still advised to get tested every two weeks.

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With loaded QB draft class, now is the time for Vikings to act

With a strong class, this year might be the time to select Kirk Cousins' successor.

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