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Wisconsin, Indiana same-sex marriage bans ruled unconstitutional

Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage has been struck down, paving the way for gay marriage to become legal in the state in the future. The U.S. appeals court in Chicago today threw out bans in both Wisconsin and Indiana. Court watchers say the 40-page decision sets up an eventual ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on the same-sex marriage question.

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Garrison Keillor to have surgery, cancels Sept. 27 ‘Prairie Home Companion’ show

Garrison Keillor was only a little shy when he announced that a medical procedure will force him to cancel a September edition of his "Prairie Home Companion" radio show. In a statement, he acknowledged that he, “knows more about the prostate” than he ever wanted to. He expressed confidence in his surgeon and in his quick return to the stage and the airwaves.

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Study: Minnesota HS football, hockey players most at risk for concussion

High school athletes suffered an estimated 3,000 sports-related concussions during the last school year, according to a report from the Minnesota Health Department released today. The study found that football players suffered 42 percent of the concussions reported. Girls soccer came in second at 9 percent, and boys hockey was at 8 percent.

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Man charged with sex crimes, admits tainting co-worker’s coffee

A Blaine man has been charged after he admitted to ejaculating into his co-worker’s coffee and at her desk multiple times in an attempt to get her to notice him, according to charges filed Thursday in Ramsey County District Court.

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Adrian Peterson predicts a touchdown on his first carry

Adrian Peterson’s first carry of the 2013 season went for a 78-yard touchdown against the Lions. He called that shot, so he’s calling it again – saying he’ll score on his first carry against the Rams Sunday. In his words, “Touchdown. First run.”

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Woman found on side of highway after hit-and-run

The 41-year-old was airlifted to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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Charges: Minnesota woman tortured her kids, removed boy's blood

Warning: This story contains upsetting content.

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Will narrow band of 6+ inches of snow hit Twin Cities Tuesday?

The NWS says a band of 6+ inches is looking likely. It's now a matter of where.


Siblings, ages 19 and 14, killed in crash on icy MN highway

The crash happened around 1:15 a.m. Saturday in Carlton County.

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Man sentenced for fatally striking woman during Uptown protest

Nicholas Kraus, 36, of St. Paul drove into a protest in Uptown last year, killing Deona Marie Knajdek.

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Fleeing suspect crashes into vehicle in Woodbury, 2 injured

The crash occurred Friday afternoon after a pursuit with Woodbury police.

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Yes, that's MN native Jenny Taft in a State Farm commercial

Jenny Taft got her broadcasting career started in Minneapolis in 2011.

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23-year-old woman critical after shooting in Plymouth

A 23-year-old woman was shot Friday night in Plymouth.

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2 MN towns among most 'magical' winter locations in the country

The list was compiled by Trips Discover and published earlier this month.

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St. Olaf football player charged after fatal crash in Chicago

The 18-year-old is accused of speeding and going the wrong way when he crashed into a vehicle that may have been attempting to flee police.

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Woman 34 weeks pregnant injured by drunk driver in Cottage Grove

The 49-year-old suspected of DUI was booked into jail around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.


2 dead, 5 injured in Thanksgiving Day crash near Alexandria

The crash involved two people from Alexandria and five from Bloomington.