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Preliminary autopsy: Wis. 2-year-old died of 'probable hyperthermia'

The western Wisconsin 2-year-old whose body was found in the trunk of a vehicle after a massive day-long search died of “probable hyperthermia,” meaning his death was likely heat-related, according to preliminary autopsy results released Friday afternoon.

Matt Birk prodded to consider political field

Former Minnesota Viking Matt Birk won a Super Bowl in February and retired. What's next? Supporters say that after years of bruising play in the NFL, politics would be a snap for the former center.

Police: missing 34-year-old Wis. woman found safe

Authorities say a missing 34-year-old woman from Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., has been found safe, after she left La Crosse and failed to show up at home as expected Tuesday.

Three swimmers from popular Lake Minnetonka spot suffer E. coli contamination

The Minnesota Department of Health is warning the public of E. coli infections in three young adults who swam in the Big Island area July 4. One was hospitalized and released.

Minneapolis council OKs downtown east plan

The ambitious plan to revitalize the lackluster eastern section of downtown Minneapolis near the site of the new Vikings stadium continues to march its way downfield.

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