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Vigilant Minnesotans on high alert as Ebola fears spread

As the nation gets to grips with containing the spread of the Ebola virus in Texas, Minnesota officials remain on high alert for any sign of it entering the state. First responders in Rochester took no chances when a woman, who had just been to Texas, came down with flu-like symptoms. Officials responded in full hazmat gear.

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North Dakota high school runner carries injured competitor on back

What some might call a heroic act on a cross-country course in northwestern Minnesota was just “the right thing to do” for Melanie Bailey. The North Dakota high school senior was past the 2-mile mark of the race when she noticed one of her competitors limping and crying. The teen carried the injured runner on her back a quarter mile to get medical attention. She said she “had to do something” to help the girl.

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Hitting the snooze button may disrupt your body’s internal clock

New science suggests that relying on the snooze button to catch up on much-needed sleep may not be the smartest move, and it may make you more drowsy and less productive in the long run.

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Girl among 5 injured in separate Minneapolis shootings

Police are looking for a man who opened fire in a Minneapolis oldest gay bar and injured two people last night. The man was reportedly thrown out of the 19 Bar and returned later, firing shots at patrons before fleeing. Three others, including a 14-year-old girl, were injured in a shooting at a gas station.

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Minnesota cobblestone street among 'prettiest' in America

An historic road in Minneapolis is getting some national attention – despite the bumpy ride. USA Today named Main Street, which runs along the east bank of the Mississippi River near Saint Anthony Main, one of the 10 prettiest cobblestone streets in America. The paper mentions the road’s many historic buildings and spectacular views of the downtown skyline as well as the river. It’s the oldest street in town and still has the original cobblestones.

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Missed PAT seals Gophers' fate against Maryland

Mohamed Ibrahim tied a school record with four touchdowns, but the Gophers lost in overtime.

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DNR uses a helicopter to more efficiently stock lakes with trout

In the past, the DNR used airplanes to stock remote lakes with fish, but the survival rate of the fish was only 85%.

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Secretary of State explains plans for segregated absentee ballots

Election officials are reminding voters that it's too late to mail in your absentee ballots.

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Osterholm on safe trick-or-treating: 'I would say go ahead with it'

The infectious disease expert's opinion doesn't align with the CDC's guidance.

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It's too late to mail your ballot, but you can still vote. Here's how.

Voters can drop off their absentee ballot, vote early in-person or head to the polls on Election Day.

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Dusting itself off after virus blow, F1rst Wrestling returns to the ring this Sunday

Minnesota's premier independent wrestling company was on top of the world before the virus hit.


McDonald's is bringing the McRib back in December

It hasn't appeared on menus for eight years.

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2 more Twin Cities districts moving to distance learning for grades 6-12

The decision was announced as infection rates in Dakota County rise.

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Here are the 4 free COVID-19 testing sites in MN for the week of Nov. 2

People don't need to have symptoms or insurance to get tested for free.