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Target's fall meeting: Taylor Swift entertains, new partnerships announced

Target leaders announced two new holiday-season partnerships, with shoemaker Toms and TV personality Ellen DeGeneres, at their annual fall employee meeting -- then Taylor Swift showed up just for fun.

Police release surveillance video of controversial St. Paul skyway arrest

St. Paul police released video Wednesday of the events leading up to the tasing and arrest of a man in a St. Paul skyway in January – an arrest the man claims was racially motivated.

Man ignores pleas not to drive after drinking, crashes and dies

The 40-year-old man left a backyard party early Sunday morning, ignoring pleas from friends and family begging him not to drive. Just a few hours later he was dead.

Minnesota congressional delegation weighs in on ISIS in advance of Obama's speech

Minnesota's House and Senate members generally support U.S. action to disrupt the Islamic militant group in Syria and Iraq that has massacred thousands and beheaded two American journalists – a plan President Barack Obama is expected to lay out when he addresses the nation at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Ryan Suter on passing of his father Bob: 'My dad was my hero'

One day after the sudden death of his father, hockey great Bob Suter, Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter thanked the community for a “tremendous outpouring of support.”

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Talbot leads Wild to 7th straight victory

The Wild opened a four-game road trip with a win in Edmonton.

Paige Bueckers

Paige Bueckers out 6-8 weeks with injury

The Hopkins native was hurt during Sunday's matchup with Notre Dame.

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Vikings' defense could get reinforcements against Steelers

Several starters could return for a critical Thursday night matchup.

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High schooler in coma, fighting for his life after ATV crash

Family members found the teen on the ground and unresponsive.

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Angler officially breaks 64-year-old state muskie record

The muskellunge he caught on Nov. 22 weighed a whopping 55 pounds, 14 ounces.

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4th teen COVID-19 death reported in MN is the 2nd in as many weeks

All four teenage COVID-19 deaths in the state have been reported in the past two months.

Anil Menon

Minnesota native named to NASA's new astronaut class

When he's done training, he could be sent to the space station or the moon.

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Gallery: Original Broadway Pizza auctioning off everything

Get your hands on some classic Broadway signage, train-themed decor and more.

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Art Shanty Projects to return to Lake Harriet this winter

The festival has made some creative changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.

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After 'extraordinary' revenue growth, MN projects $7.7B surplus

But finance officials note there is still "significant risk" due to economic uncertainty.