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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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Hennepin Co. medical examiner: Police interaction tipped Floyd 'over the edge'

Medical Examiner Dr. Andrew Baker, who performed Floyd's autopsy, testified Friday in the trial of former MPD officer Derek Chauvin.

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Attention, CNN: There will be extra tornado sirens in Minnesota next week

The national broadcaster was caught by surprise by the test this past Wednesday.

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Minneapolis Parks and Rec buys land to create park in North Loop

The Parks and Recreation Board is paying just over $2M for the land.

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Speed-related crashes, deaths are a mounting problem in Minnesota

Fatal speed-related crashes are ahead of last year's pace.

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Sections of Minneapolis parkways to close to vehicles till end of May

They will be designated for pedestrian and biker use only.

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Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, April 9

Hospitalizations have more than doubled in the past month.

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Minnesota's 9th community vaccine site opening in Lino Lakes

All Minnesotans age 16 and older can try to get an appointment.

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Another Minnesotan arrested in connection with Capitol insurrection

The 26-year-old from Lindstrom is facing federal charges.

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Minneapolis woman missing from Eden Prairie is found safe

Eden Prairie PD had issued an appeal to find Suzanne Merkl.

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