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Minnesota braced for snow and ice on Monday

Although parts of the state have already experienced snow this week, the rest of Minnesota can expect winter-like conditions to arrive in full force Monday with snow and frigid temperatures on the way. After temperatures rise to near 40 degrees on Sunday, they are expected to plunge into the upper 20s and lower 30s from Tuesday to Thursday, with morning lows in the teens.

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Fire destroys $1m home

A million-dollar home in Eden Prairie was destroyed in a fire overnight. Firefighters from ten departments in the Twin Cities were called to the scene, but by the time they arrived the fire was well advanced and flames could be seen for miles around. The cause of the fire is under investigation but it is believed to have started in the garage.

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High school senior fights for life after crash that tore pickup in two

A high school senior is fighting for her life after an accident tore her pickup truck in half Thursday. Jessica Erickson's Chevrolet Colorado hit a patch of ice on her way to school in Forest Lake and it sent her vehicle into the path of an oncoming Volvo SUV. She remains in critical condition in hospital after undergoing surgery.

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Scrabble tile to decide election winner after stalemate

The decision of who will become the next 1st District commissioner in Cook County, Northeast Minnesota, will be decided by whichever candidate selects a 'Z' Scrabble tile from a bag, after Tuesday's election ended in a dead heat. Frank Moe and Kristin DeArrude Wharton will find out on Monday who will take up the role of County Commissioner after both polled 246 votes.

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Everson Griffin: Every Viking wants Peterson back

Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen has said every player at the franchise wants Adrian Peterson back on the field. It comes after the NFL rejected a request from the Peterson camp for his immediate reinstatement to the team following the running back's plea deal with a Texas court over allegations he hit his son with a switch. Griffen said he would be welcomed back with open arms.

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Dalvin Cook

Report: Dalvin Cook has dislocated shoulder, will undergo MRI

The Vikings running back was carted off the field in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.

Kirk Cousins

Watch: Kirk Cousins lines up under guard on critical 4th down play

Kirk Cousins went "Full Kirk" at the worst possible time.

Dalvin Cook

Dalvin Cook injured, Vikings drop crucial game against 49ers

The Vikings couldn't stop the Niners' rushing attack in a 34-26 loss.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Man airlifted to a hospital after police shooting in Forest Lake

Police allege that the man presented a threat to officers.

Minnesota Wild

Wild's two third-period goals take down the Lightning

Ryan Hartman's go-ahead goal defeated the two-time defending champions.

Byron Buxton

Reports: Twins reach extension with Byron Buxton

The long-term deal locks in one of the Twins' franchise players.

Justin Jefferson

Vikings-49ers: 5 things you can count on

Sunday's matchup is a pivotal game in the NFC playoff picture.

Gopher Football

Watch: Gophers troll Badgers with 'Jump Around' after Saturday's win

First they took Paul Bunyan's Axe. Then they took their tradition.

Brandon Richart, missing person

Search underway for missing man in Anoka area

Brandon Richart was last seen Nov. 17.

U.S. Bank Stadium

5 teams win first state championships at Prep Bowl

A pair of records fell as the Prep Bowl lived up to the hype.