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Adrian Peterson: 'I am not a child abuser'

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said in a statement Monday that he is “not a child abuser” and he never intended to harm his 4-year-old son when he disciplined the boy with a thin tree branch, which he referred to as a “switch.”

Also, Peterson has been reinstated by the team and is expected to play next Sunday. His first court appearance in Texas is scheduled for Oct. 8.

One-third of Americans say they're obese

Roughly a third – or more – of all American adults identified themselves as obese last year, according to new data from the CDC. Obesity rates are highest among blacks, and regionally, rates are highest in the South.

2 guilty pleas in separate synthetic drug deaths

Defendants in two cases involving the deaths of two teenage girls who took synthetic drugs – one in Woodbury and one in Mankato – entered guilty pleas Monday.

Franken has 13-point lead over challenger McFadden in new poll

A new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll finds first-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken leads his Republican challenger Mike McFadden 49-36 percent, 50 days before the election.

 Several metro broadcasters honored at Upper Midwest Emmys

FOX 9, KARE 11 and WCCO in Minneapolis were among the big winners at Saturday night’s Upper Midwest Emmy Awards at Target Field.

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Charges: Driver was drunk, speeding before crash that killed 1-year-old son

A total of five children were in the back seat at the time, according to the charges.

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Vikings release Jeff Gladney following domestic violence charge

His release is effective immediately, the team said.

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Body pulled from water near Lebanon Hills Park swimming area

Surveillance footage showed a man walking towards the beach on Sunday.

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Victims of double-fatal house fire in Wadena County identified

The man and woman died in the early Sunday house fire.

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Charges: Witness thought Austin man was 'joking' before he killed woman

The criminal complaint details what may have led to the 20-year-old's death.

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Minneapolis and St. Paul to require face masks in city buildings

The mayors are also urging businesses to adopt mask rules for customers.

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Charges detail murder of woman by fugitive bomb-maker husband

Eric Reinbold is accused of killing his 34-year-old wife.

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Vikings' 2020 first-round pick Gladney indicted by Texas grand jury

If convicted Gladney could be sentenced up to 10 years in prison.

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List of places in Minnesota now requiring or recommending face masks

Businesses and organizations are changing their policies in response to the delta variant.

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The 2021 Minnesota State Fair: Everything you need to know

From ticket prices to new foods to health protocols, we've got you covered.

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Suspect steals unlocked squad car, leads officers on miles-long chase

The suspect also brandished a shotgun from the stolen vehicle out the window.

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