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5 children pulled from car submerged in pond have 'serious injuries'

Five children, all age 7 and under, have serious injuries after the car they were riding in plunged into a pond Thursday morning in St. Louis Park. The mother, 23-year-old Marion Guerrido of Brooklyn Center, was behind the wheel.

Man convicted for making death threats in attempt to extort neighbor

A jury in northwest Minnesota found a Thief River Falls man guilty after he made a bizarre attempt to bilk his former neighbor of a half million dollars.

Pro wrestling icon and Twin Cities fixture 'Mad Dog' Vachon dies at 84

Maurice “Mad Dog” Vachon, a longtime fixture on household televisions across Minnesota, died Thursday morning.

Stacking up holiday travel: Busy airport, not-so-busy rest stops

Airline passengers in the Midwest and West Coast are expected to see the largest crowds during Thanksgiving travel next week.

Minnesota Zoo adds 2 African pengiun chicks to the waddle

Two African penguin chicks hatched earlier this week at the Minnesota Zoo, bringing the exhibit’s penguin population to 34 with more on the way.

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Hawks bury Timberwolves in 3-point barrage

Without D'Angelo Russell, the Wolves couldn't keep up with the Hawks.

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Kirk Ciarocca returning to Gophers as offensive coordinator

The architect of the 2019 offense will look to revive the Gophers.

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Klobuchar says Congress should pass law to protect abortion rights

Her comments came as the Supreme Court appears poised to weaken — or gut — Roe v. Wade

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Police ask for public's help finding Mpls. woman missing a week

The 36-year-old hasn't been seen or heard from recently.

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Hello, winter: List of the coldest wind chills in MN Monday morning

The state went from a relatively mild start of the season, to downright frigid wind chills.


1 CWD-positive deer in Brainerd Lakes area, so surveillance will continue

The CWD monitoring measures were supposed to end after this year.

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MN program will train, hire 1,000 nursing assistants for long-term care

The facilities are facing a severe staffing shortage.

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Minnesota State Fair reestablishes a police department

The fair had been contracting with the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office.

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Minnetonka to consider removing middle school mask requirement

The school board has been impressed by vaccination rates among middle school students.

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Friday winter storm could hit Twin Cities, southern Minnesota

Meteorologist Sven Sundgaard is already monitoring the forecast.

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Teen student arrested for threats toward MN middle school

The Sauk Rapids middle school and high school were closed Monday.


Rally for trans child outed during Hastings school board race draws big crowd

Hastings has been in the spotlight since the child's family was featured in a CNN story.