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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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KAT sets a franchise record, leaves early in loss to Wizards

Towns fell on his back in the final minutes of a loss in Washington.

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Man shot by police in Forest Lake dies from injuries

It was one of two police shootings in the Twin Cities on the same day, both of which proved fatal.

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Report: Twins agree to deal with Dylan Bundy

The Twins signed the right-hander with a lockout imminent.

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'Everyone should really be masking up' in public, Malcolm says

The health commissioner said residents have gotten "a little bit lax" with some protective measures.

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Byron Buxton believes he's the best player in baseball

"Nobody [does] the things that I do. I know that."

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Edibles coming to Minnesota's medical marijuana program

MDH also announced it will not add anxiety as qualifying condition.

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Plowable snow possible this weekend in Minnesota

Up to half a foot of snow could fall within the heaviest band.

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Police reveal new details about 'coordinated' Best Buy thefts

A large group stole thousands of dollars in merchandise from three Twin Cities Best Buy stores.

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New tenant revealed for former Libertine spot in Uptown

The space will combine playful art offerings with a restaurant.

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What are Minnesota's chances of a white Christmas this year?

The Twin Cities averages a white Christmas about 3 out of every 4 years.

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'You will not live much longer b***': Rep. Omar shares threatening voicemail

Omar's office received the call hours after Rep. Boebert posted her video about the MN congresswoman.

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ESPN's 'Booger' makes fun of Wild fans' record cup snake

He's the same guy who thought the "Minneapolis Miracle" was bad for the Vikings.