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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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Wild to face Vegas in playoffs; Game 1 Sunday

Game 1 is Sunday afternoon in Las Vegas.

Eric Kendricks

Coller: Do the Vikings have a tough schedule?

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.

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Grand jury indicts 2 with aiding and abetting murder of Minneapolis Realtor

Four people have now been indicted by a grand jury in connection to the 2019 killing of Monique Baugh.

Nelson Cruz

White Sox sweep Twins for first time since 2016

The Twins' offense disappeared in a 4-2 loss on Thursday.

Mike Hughes

Report: Vikings trade Mike Hughes to Kansas City

The Vikings received a 2022 sixth-rounder in exchange for the former first-round pick.

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Backup from fatal crash in Stearns County leads to another bad crash

The crash backed up traffic, which led to another crash in which two people were injured.

Gluten free pizza

For The Week: Monster cookies, and a search for the best gluten-free pizza in MN

BMTN food writer Lindsay Guentzel's weekly column aims to make life in the kitchen easier.

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South Twin Cities metro besieged by aggressive gnats

Metropolitan Mosquito Control District has received more than 100 calls in recent days.

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Teddy Bridgewater criticizes Panthers' practice habits

The former Vikings quarterback was not a fan of his time in Carolina.