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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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MSP Airport debuts mock aircraft to help ease flying anxiety

The pre-flight experiences cover the TSA screening procedure, exploring a terminal, boarding a plane and meeting a pilot, and preparing for takeoff.

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These Minnesota kids will be competing at National Spelling Bee

The upcoming event in Maryland will be the first fully in-person Scripps National Spelling Bee since 2019.

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New data shows how omicron has impacted kids in Minnesota

The new data shows breakthrough data during the omicron period, which began Dec. 19, 2021.

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Albert Lea shooting suspect arrested after 3 weeks on the run

He is accused of shooting a man in the upper thigh on May 1.

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Motorcyclist, 59, killed after losing control on right curve

The Harley Davidson rider was thrown from his bike.

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Minnesota's 2022 legislative session: What's happening?

A list of items agreed upon and yet to reach any bipartisan agreement in the latest legislative session.

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Water main break floods 40-45 homes in St. Louis Park

The city says the rupture happened on Minnetonka Boulevard.

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Charges: 6-year-old Eli Hart shot up to 9 times by his mother

The 28-year-old is facing 2nd-degree murder charges.

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Former WCCO Radio host Dave Lee moves into podcasts

His new podcast, called 'My First Concert,' launched last week.

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Tow boat collides with Mississippi River lock and dam in Alma, WI

The crash remains under investigation by the United States Coast Guard.

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Police: Man in minivan approached kids, claimed he was former principal

Investigators say children were approached by a man in a white minivan who falsely claimed he'd been a local school principal.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, May 23

The latest from the state health department.

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