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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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Woman dies after being shot in Minneapolis

The woman in her 20s died at the scene.


Twin Cities liquor store worker offers shoes off her feet to unhoused man

The man asked for boxes to use as makeshift shoes before the woman offered hers.

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St. Paul PD releases footage showing fatal police shooting of Howard Johnson

The 24-year-old died after being shot by a St. Paul officer Monday night.


22 dogs taken in by Animal Humane Society from shuttered breeder

The dogs were taken in after a report stated there were too many on a single property.


Latest on the 2 snowstorms set to impact Minnesota

The first arrives Thursday night into Friday before a bigger system comes next week.


Cop who pepper-sprayed downtown protesters received $150K payout

Samantha Belcourt said she "feared for her life."

Powerball Minnesota lottery

$1 million Powerball prize won in Twin Cities

The winning ticket was sold in Chanhassen for Wednesday's draw.

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Animales Barbeque Co. looks to open brick-and-mortar location

The popular food truck has partnered with the owner of Billy Sushi.

Christmas presents

Here are some 2022 holiday shipping deadlines to keep in mind

Most deadlines are a few days before Christmas Eve.