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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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Butcher & the Boar makes comeback with new ownership

Local hospitality company Jester Concepts has bought the brand. The new location is still being determined.


Staff at Mankato Hy-Vee incorrectly diluted COVID vaccines for 62 patients

The retailer says that there is no reason for medical concern.

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Twin Cities man going to great lengths to find beloved dog, missing in northern MN

He's hoping drone operators can help him locate Rowdi, his yellow lab.

Hennepin County Government Center

Some Hennepin County Government Center services will be unavailable during Chauvin's trial

Access to the building will be limited during the trail, which begins March 8.

Street sweeper

Driver, 19, killed in collision with street sweeper

It happened Thursday evening near Thief River Falls.

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Famous Dave's to launch its first 'line service' restaurant in the Twin Cities

The new model of restaurant will open in September in Coon Rapids.

State Capitol.

Minnesota's budget outlook improves, now projecting $1.6B surplus

The state was projecting a $1.3 billion deficit in November.

warroad ice road

2.5 mile skating path through Warroad was a hit, now there's an effort to keep it

The "Riverbender Crew" is hoping to buy new equipment to maintain the path this season, and for years to come.