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'Weather whiplash' coming in the next 12 hours

Our warm and muggy weather will turn stormy tonight and downright chilly tomorrow, with October-like temperatures across the state for the rest of the week.

Special session not needed for state flood aid

Two state officials say a $3 million contingency fund, and advances from the state Department of Revenue, will be enough to pay for early rounds of disaster payments to cities and counties in Minnesota.

Report: Loons, other birds at risk from climate change

A Minnesota without loons? That’s one of the dire possibilities in a sweeping new report by the National Audubon Society, warning of the impacts of climate change on bird populations in the U.S.

2 indicted in overdose death of former Wild player Derek Boogaard

Two people were arrested Tuesday morning after being indicted on charges that they supplied the drugs which led to the death of Derek Boogaard, the former Wild player who died of an overdose in May 2011.

Hockey legend and hockey father Bob Suter dies

Bob Suter, a member of the historic Miracle on Ice U.S. Olympic hockey team and father of current Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter, died Tuesday in the Madison, Wisconsin, area, apparently of a heart attack. He was 57.

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Wild trade Greg Pateryn to Avalanche for Ian Cole

Cole won a pair of Stanley Cups in Pittsburgh and is a former first-round pick.


St. Croix County GOP chair resigns after incendiary post on official website

John Kraft sparked controversy with his 'Prepare for War' post on the party website earlier this month.

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Ann Kim's new restaurant, Sooki & Mimi, to open in February

The James Beard Award winner is the brains behind Young Joni, Pizzeria Lola, and Hello Pizza.

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Firefighters rescue worker after trench fall in Rochester

The construction worker fell about 15 feet.

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Grand Marais mayor's dog survives attack by wolves

He heard his 65-pound dog "screaming bloody murder" and then saw the wolves chasing her.

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Minnesota's COVID vaccine appointment site goes live

Huge demand was expected when the site went live at noon.

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Duluth woman is hiking 1,000-plus miles on the Ice Age Trail this winter

She could be the second person ever to finish a winter-thru hike of the Wisconsin trail.

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Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, January 19

Two days in a row with fewer than 1,000 new cases.

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After fire destroyed their house, couple forced to euthanize beloved dog

The couple's daughter has launched a fundraiser for her parents.

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Investigation after teacher accused of lewd act during distance learning

No charges have been filed yet and the staff member has not been identified.