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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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'Please, please, please get vaccinated,' Minnetonka mayor pleads

This comes as the local state of emergency officially ends.

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Can you answer all the Minneapolis questions from this week's 'Jeopardy?'

KARE personalities including Randy Shaver and Rena Sarigianopoulos presented the clues.

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35 counties, including most of Twin Cities, now COVID hotspots

The CDC recommends everyone wear a mask in public, indoor places in these counties.

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CDC document: Delta variant as contagious as chickenpox

Vaccines remain very effective at preventing severe illness from the delta variant, however.

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'Unprecedented': The wildfire smoke isn't going anywhere this weekend

The air quality alert that was supposed to end Friday is now in effect into early next week.

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Charges: Woman killed in horrific Shakopee attack was trying to leave suspect

The shocking incident happened at an intersection Wednesday afternoon.

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Multiple injuries after pickup crashes into shuttle bus at 3M Open

Blaine police listed 25 people as being involved in the collision.

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Teen arrested in connection to recent St. Cloud shootings

The shootings, which occurred on Tuesday and Wednesday, did not result in injury or property damage.