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President announces health care revisions; Minnesota impact unclear

President Barack Obama announced a fix to a key component of the Affordable Care Act.

SD mommy blogger weathers backlash over bully comments

A South Dakota mom who typically blogs for just a few people got an instant taste of fame after she wrote that bullied kids should toughen up.

Local traffic diversion programs deemed illegal by state auditor, again

Driver safety courses being offered by authorities across Minnesota are illegal, according to the state auditor. So, how do they continue to operate?

New medical school dean to earn $725,000, more than U of M president

Dr. Jay Brooks Jackson, new dean of the U’s medical school, will be the third-highest paid public employee in the state.

More amenities racking up for bike commuters

Plans are in the works to provide more secure parking for Minneapolis and St. Paul bicyclists.

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Minneapolis Public Schools to bring middle, high students back in April

Distance learning will continue be offered to those who want it.

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Timberwolves announce 2nd half schedule

The Timberwolves will play 37 games in 66 days to close out the season.

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National Basketball Coaches Association criticizes Timberwolves' coaching search

The organization believes the Timberwolves failed "to conduct a through and transparent search" before hiring Chris Finch.

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Best Buy announces bonuses of up to $500 for hourly workers

The retailer has seen business boom since the pandemic started, particularly online.


Burnsville PD: Customer sprayed chemical irritant at McDonald's workers

The incident happened in Burnsville over the weekend.

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MN launches campaign to get students tested for COVID every 2 weeks

The state launched a youth testing campaign on Wednesday as part of its effort to control the spread of COVID.

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Preparations for Derek Chauvin trial underway in Minneapolis

People will see "fortification" efforts and National Guard soldiers.

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Road rage leads to brawl at Willmar intersection, police say

The participants appeared to know each other, police said.

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3 Minnesota restaurants make it on 50 best burgers in America list

A travel website praised the restaurants' burgers in a recently released list.

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Firefighter critical after gun discharges during blaze, hitting him

The 35-year-old Cornell firefighter is hospitalized in critical condition