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Paul Douglas: 'Old Man Winter is about to slink back into town'

It’s time to retire the shorts and drag out the jackets because cooler temperatures are here to stay.

Driver flees after crash into Hudson landmark, leaves vehicle, wallet

Investigators are looking for a driver who fled the scene after crashing into a Hudson landmark, but left lots of clues for police.

NY Post columnist raises hard questions about AP's decision to play

There's been a lot of public support for Adrian Peterson following the death of his 2-year-old son, but one NY columnist isn't having it.

Authorities seek sixth suspect in Annandale homicide

Police released surveillance photos of a suspect wanted in connection to an alleged robbery-turned-homicide in Annandale.

Minnesota Zoo says goodbye to the monorail

The aging, underused monorail at the Minnesota Zoo made its final loop.

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Wolves-Grizzlies game off, KAT tests postive for COVID

The Timberwolves star was among several players that are dealing with COVID-related issues.

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Planning for the 2021 Minnesota State Fair is underway

The fair suffered huge financial losses due to COVID-19, but organizers are moving forward with planning "different scenarios" for this summer.

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Heather Brown named as new WCCO 'This Morning' anchor

She will be joining Jason DeRusha on the CBS affiliate's Morning Show.

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DPS Commissioner: No credible threats to state Capitol, but ready if something arises

Local and state law enforcement officials have a plan in case a threat arises.

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Here are snow totals from Thursday-Friday winter storm

It's a slushy mess in the metro, but snow did pile up in southern counties.

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Walz fury after report that government's COVID vaccine reserve is nonexistent

The Washington Post reported Friday that the Trump Administration has shipped out all the vaccines it has already, with none in reserve.

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What's open and closed in Minnesota on MLK Day 2021?

Local government offices will generally be closed on Monday.

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Company that falsely promised student loan forgiveness banned from MN

It's also been ordered to repay $11,499 in fees taken from Minnesotans.

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Here is Minnesota's COVID update for January 15

Hospitalizations are the lowest in Minnesota since October 25.


Osterholm: B117 COVID strain could become major issue in 6-8 weeks

The B117 variant is believed to be more easily transmitted.