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FBI examining ISIS recruiting in Minnesota

USA Today reports the FBI's Minneapolis bureau is investigating the recruitment efforts in the Twin Cities Muslim community of the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Officers involved in shooting outside Anoka County day care identified

Authorities have identified two Ramsey police officers who were involved in a fatal shooting Thursday outside a Ramsey day care center. Officials say an investigation is underway into the shooting, which happened at around 3 p.m. Thursday.

All Aboard! With Minneapolis vote, all 5 cities have approved SW light rail plan

The long-discussed plan to bring a light rail line to the southwest metro suburbs has had a number of key moments over the years – but Friday morning marked one of the most crucial. With a 10-3 vote, the Minneapolis City Council gave its final approval to the 16-mile line that would run from downtown Minneapolis to Eden Prairie.

Isaac Kolstad to help kick off Mankato football opener

A former Minnesota State University-Mankato football player who suffered serious injuries after an attack outside a downtown Mankato bar in May is expected to return to his home turf Sept. 4 for the Mavericks' home opener against St. Cloud State.

VIDEO: Rusty at the Fair, Day 9 – Tim Mahoney sings again

Singer/songwriter Tim Mahoney spends a day at the State Fair with veteran Twin Cities journalist Rusty Gatenby and Melinda, and in this part-two video, things get sweeter than Martha's cookies. Enjoy!

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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.


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.


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.


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.