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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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coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2

Minnesota confirms America's 1st case of Brazil P.1 COVID strain

The strain was found in a Twin Cities metro resident who recently traveled to Brazil.


Gov. Walz announces education plan aimed at eliminating disparities

The plan covers seven categories, including closing the racial education gap and improving opportunities in rural Minnesota

Tax forms

Charges: Otsego cleaning business underreported sales

An Otsego woman is accused of owing more than $20,500 in sales tax, penalties and interest.

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Walz gives vaccine providers 3-day, 7-day deadlines to use doses

Those that don't use their allocation will be given less in the future.


Border officers seize more than $550K in counterfeit designer goods

The shipments of fake goods were seized on Jan. 22.

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4 Twin Cities landfills seek to expand capacity

This comes as the area's waste-to-energy facilities are operating at capacity.

Marcus Carr

3 of 10 finalists for NCAA's top point guard award have MN ties

Not a bad way to represent the State of... Basketball?

Justice, court

Minnesota grants unconditional pardon to grandmother facing deportation

Gov. Tim Walz says it's the first full pardon granted by the state in 35 years.

covid-19, vaccine

Minnesota changes vaccine appointment process, here's what to know

Walz also announced plans for a mass vaccination event at Xcel Energy Center.

covid-19, coronavirus

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, Jan. 25

The latest figures from MDH have been released.

covid-19, vaccine

Minnesota health leaders say state's vaccine progress better than figures suggest

Minnesota is lagging behind national vaccination rates, but MDH leaders say this is because it's holding 2nd doses in reserve.