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1 in 10 Minnesotans faces hunger, rate flat despite job gains

It's harvest time in agriculture-rich Minnesota, but a new government report serves as a reminder that one in 10 residents in the state goes hungry. The annual "Household Food Security in the United States" study, released this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture finds that on average from 2011-2013 10.8 of Minnesotans lacked consistent access to food.

Weather: After temperature plunge, gorgeous weekend ahead

Ah, that's better. These are the days we live for in Minnesota. An overnight cold front blew away that sticky, 86-degree day Thursday in the metro, leaving a high temperature in just the mid 60s Friday with far less humidity and setting up a beautiful weekend.

Minnesota now taking applications for medical cannabis manufacturers

You now have 29 days to apply for a position as one of Minnesota's medical cannabis producers. The Minnesota Department of Health began accepting applications Friday from those hoping to one of the state's two expected medical marijuana manufacturers.

MSU Moorhead wrestler accused of raping 18-year-old student in dorm

A standout senior wrestler at Minnesota State University Moorhead is accused of getting an 18-year-old student drunk in his dorm, then raping her while recording the incident on a cellphone. Angel M. Vega, 23, is charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a helpless victim in connection with the incident.

Orb-shaped ark placed in Duluth Harbor Tuesday sinks

"It is the wreck of the Ark of the Anthropocene and it will float again." Those are the words of Sean Connaughty, speaking via Facebook after his art/eco biosphere project was pulled from the bottom of Lake Superior just two days after it began floating there.

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Series of explosions at manufacturing plant injures 6 in Wisconsin

The blast rocked the Wisconsin town just before 7:45 a.m.

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Medford man dies in Le Sueur County crash

The 49-year-old was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

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MN researcher part of team behind 'revolutionary' discovery of ancient tooth in Laos

The molar found in a remote cave is believed to have belonged to a Denisovan girl who lived 164,000-130,000 years ago.

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Charges: Sting catches MN principal trying to hire child prostitute

Authorities alleged Mohamed Selim attempted to meet a 15-year-old girl for sex on Tuesday.

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Nominate a 'local hero' to get a dozen Cub donuts from Salvation Army

The organization is looking for 1,000 volunteers to help with the effort in the metro.

Minnesota State Patrol helicopter windshield broken after duck flies through it.

Duck smashes through chopper window and hits State Patrol pilot

Two pilots were on the aircraft at the time, with one of them sustaining a head injury.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, May 19

It's been 805 days since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Minnesota on March 5, 2020.

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Charges: Minnetonka Nordstrom employee stole $500,000 in merchandise

Store employees used a covert camera to investigate disappearing merchandise.

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Woman drives into wet concrete, gets stuck in attempt to flee police

The 53-year-old woman drove into wet concrete trying to flee police on Monday.

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Family of late Rep. Hagedorn sues widow Carnahan over unpaid medical expenses

The lawsuits allege that Carnahan has yet to reimburse Hagedorn's family for medical expenses despite promising to do so.

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Hail and tornadoes possible Thursday in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin

Storms are expected to fire along a warm front draped across southern Minnesota.

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