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Hot, humid "Thrifty Thursday" kicks off the Minnesota State Fair

The Great Minnesota Get-Together starts tomorrow, and a lot of events are planned for the opening day. The theme is “Thrifty Thursday” – with cheaper admission and lots of bargains. Another theme will be "hot and humid."

Target reports 2Q earnings fall; investors aren't spooked

The Minneapolis-based retailer said its earnings were down about 20 percent compared to the same period a year ago, and downgraded its outlook for the rest of the fiscal year. But shares actually rose 1 percent on the day.

Shots fired as driver leads police on high-speed chase

A northern Minnesota man is in custody after leading police on a high-speed chase Tuesday night for 30 miles, ending in a standoff and gunfire on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.

Parents do the math; costs for school supplies soar

New national numbers indicate families will spend an average of $670 this year on supplies for children in grades K-12.

Vikings great Mick Tingelhoff one step closer to Hall of Fame

Tingelhoff’s chances of getting a plaque in Canton, Ohio increased today when the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced he's a senior nominee for the Class of 2015.

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Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Saturday, October 31

Minnesota has surpassed 3,000 new cases on consecutive days.

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Minnesota Football Showcase postponed due to COVID-19

The MFCA All-Star Game will be played in June 2021.

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Here's what President Trump said on his visit to Minnesota

The president targeted Gov. Tim Walz and Keith Ellison at his Minnesota rally.

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Here's what Joe Biden said in Minnesota Friday

Presenting himself as the candidate for a united country, he pledged improvements on affordable healthcare, pandemic relief

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Missed PAT seals Gophers' fate against Maryland

Mohamed Ibrahim tied a school record with four touchdowns, but the Gophers lost in overtime.

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DNR uses a helicopter to more efficiently stock lakes with trout

In the past, the DNR used airplanes to stock remote lakes with fish, but the survival rate of the fish was only 85%.

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Secretary of State explains plans for segregated absentee ballots

Election officials are reminding voters that it's too late to mail in your absentee ballots.

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Osterholm on safe trick-or-treating: 'I would say go ahead with it'

The infectious disease expert's opinion doesn't align with the CDC's guidance.