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Request to remove judge in Adrian Peterson's trial denied

A retired Texas judge has denied a request to remove the judge assigned to Adrian Peterson’s child abuse case. That judge, Kelly Case, had referred to attorneys on both sides as "media whores."

Repairs to 11 of St. Paul's 'Terrible 20' roads completed

St Paul has “turned an important corner” following the completion of repaving work on 11 of the city’s so-called “Terrible 20″ roads, the mayor said. The rest will be fixed in 2015.

Minnesotans taking advantage of 'no-excuse' absentee voting

Election Day is just under two weeks away, but many Minnesotans have already cast their vote through the state’s new no-excuse absentee voting, which is designed to boost voter turnout.

Firewood, propane users already dealing with higher demand

Some rural Minnesotans rely on one of two types of fuel for winter heating: propane or firewood. And right now, neither is looking like an affordable, easy-to-get option.

Twins decline Burton's $3.6 million option

The Minnesota Twins have declined the option on reliever Jared Burton’s contract for next season. In doing so, the Twins released Burton from their 40-man roster and made him a free agent.

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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.