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Minnesotans mark 9/11 anniversary, evening events planned

Minnesota joined states across the country to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and remember the thousands of people who were killed in New York, at the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.

Manhunt over: Shakopee police arrest Ty Hoffman near Arby's drive-through

Authorities held a press conference Thursday afternoon to discuss the arrest of Ty Hoffman, who has been on the run for the last month, wanted in the killing of Kelly Phillips. Officers took Hoffman into custody at an Arby's in Shakopee after a citizen tipped off police to his whereabouts.

Minnesota hospitals report rise in respiratory illnesses in children

Doctors have told parents of a New Ulm 4-year-old that their daughter likely had Enterovirus D68, a rare type of the virus that has the nation's health officials on alert because it primarily affects children and has developed in troubling clusters nationwide.

Arson suspected at home of Vikings' Lester Bagley

Minneapolis fire officials are investigating at least three cases of suspected arson in the city this week. One of the homes under investigation belongs to Vikings Vice President Lester Bagley.

Update: Young girls admit to vandalizing Faribault gravestones

Two young girls reportedly admitted to police they're behind the defacing of at least a dozen gravestones at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Faribault. The girls, ages 10 and 11, told authorities they did it to get back at a teenage boy by spray painting his phone number on the gravestones.

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US Bank employees won't return to downtown Minneapolis office next month

The company, citing COVID's resurgence, has pushed back its office return plans.

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MN native Katie Storm returning home for role with Bally Sports North

The St. Cloud State grad had worked for Fox Sports North before leaving for Philadelphia.

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Free cream puff for people who get vaccinated at the Wisconsin State Fair

Get a shot, then head over to Cream Puff Pavilion for a free treat.

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Minneapolis parks now requiring masks in all indoor spaces

Anyone going inside recreation centers, ice arenas, and indoor spaces at pools must put on a mask.

Eric Reinbold - Pennington County Sheriff Aug 4 2021

At-large murder suspect was caught after triggering trail camera

Authorities had been searching for Eric Reinbold for nearly a month.

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Climate change is warming lakes, leading to more toxic algae blooms

The MPCA says blue-green algae blooms are occurring all across the state.

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Minnesotans can now register to get $100 for getting the COVID-19 vaccine

It's available for those who get their first jab between July 30 and Aug. 15.

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Benton County prosecutor charged with sexual assault of teenager

Phillip Miller has been charged with varying levels of sexual assault charges.

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Permit-to-carry law doesn't violate 2nd amendment, MN Supreme Court says

A man charged with carrying a pistol without a permit argued it was unconstitutional.


Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, August 4

The delta variant has been leading to higher case counts and hospitalizations in Minnesota.