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More than 1.8 million attend State Fair, setting overall record

Minnesota's state Fair is known as the Great Minnesota Get-Together – and boy, Minnesotans got together this year. A record 1,824,830 people attended the fair, making this year's State Fair the best-attended in history.

Daylong search for murder suspect Ty Hoffman continues at Blaine airport

The rekindled search for wanted murder suspect Lyle "Ty" Hoffman stretched into its 11th hour Tuesday at the Anoka County-Blaine Airport, with SWAT officers combing through nearby forest and a police helicopter overhead – but still no arrest to show for it.

Woman hit, killed by Green Line train identified

Officials Tuesday released the identity of the woman who was killed by a Green Line light rail train Sunday morning, the first fatal accident involving the new light rail line since it opened June 14. Shana Buchanan, 42, was crossing the tracks at the Westgate Station's crosswalk when she was hit and killed by the train shortly after 10 a.m.

Walleye swims its way to top of Minnesota's most distinctive food list

Walleye sets Minnesota apart when it comes to dining out. Fast Company's Co. Design and Food Genius, a food industry analytics company, looked at 88,000 menus and 59 million menu items to build a map of the food that most distinguishes one state from the rest. For Minnesota, walleye is the most distinguished menu item – it appeared on 29 percent of the menus analyzed in Minnesota.

Police chief decapitates family's pet chicken that violated city ordinance

A south central Minnesota woman says the city's police chief went too far when we killed her son's pet chicken, leaving the head near the family's backyard chicken coop. Ashley Turnbull says she didn't know it was against Atwater's city ordinance to have backyard chickens when her 5-year-old son got three chickens and two ducks for his birth last spring.

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US Bank employees won't return to downtown Minneapolis office next month

The company, citing COVID's resurgence, has pushed back its office return plans.

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MN native Katie Storm returning home for role with Bally Sports North

The St. Cloud State grad had worked for Fox Sports North before leaving for Philadelphia.

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Free cream puff for people who get vaccinated at the Wisconsin State Fair

Get a shot, then head over to Cream Puff Pavilion for a free treat.

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Minneapolis parks now requiring masks in all indoor spaces

Anyone going inside recreation centers, ice arenas, and indoor spaces at pools must put on a mask.

Eric Reinbold - Pennington County Sheriff Aug 4 2021

At-large murder suspect was caught after triggering trail camera

Authorities had been searching for Eric Reinbold for nearly a month.

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Climate change is warming lakes, leading to more toxic algae blooms

The MPCA says blue-green algae blooms are occurring all across the state.

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Minnesotans can now register to get $100 for getting the COVID-19 vaccine

It's available for those who get their first jab between July 30 and Aug. 15.

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Benton County prosecutor charged with sexual assault of teenager

Phillip Miller has been charged with varying levels of sexual assault charges.

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Permit-to-carry law doesn't violate 2nd amendment, MN Supreme Court says

A man charged with carrying a pistol without a permit argued it was unconstitutional.

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Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, August 4

The delta variant has been leading to higher case counts and hospitalizations in Minnesota.

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