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'We've lost our greatest son': South Africa mourns death of Nelson Mandela

Former South African president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela has died at age 95.

Minnesota has $1 billion surplus, Dayton eyes tax cuts

Thanks in part to new tax increases, Minnesota has an estimated $1.08 billion surplus for the remainder of the two-year budget cycle.

Archdiocese releases secret list of priests 'credibly accused' of sexual abuse

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on Thursday publicly disclosed the names of 34 priests who have been accused of sexually abusing minors.

Investigators: Big breaks in case of Dorothy's stolen ruby slippers

In 2005, a thief or thieves smashed a rear-door window at the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids and walked away with one of Hollywood’s most dazzling icons.

Train derailment in Two Harbors sends 2 to hospital

Several train cars carrying iron ore pellets slipped off the tracks in Two Harbors Thursday afternoon, sending two people to the hospital.

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College pitcher from MN gets new prosthetic arm after his was stolen

A tough luck story turned out very positive for the Hawley native.

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MN saw decline in routine child vaccinations amid pandemic

The CDC study looked at Minnesota and nine other states.


Child hospitalized after drowning in Ham Like

Their current condition is not known.


Man dies after falling from pontoon, being swept under boat

Friends believe he struck the motor while under the boat.


Man drowns in St. Croix River at William O'Brien State Park

It's not clear what caused the 46-year-old to go under.


Man, 66, dies after his ATV was hit by a minivan on highway

It happened in Renville County Friday evening.

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Rochester suddenly shuts down recently opened parking ramp

Original plans for the parking lot included housing above it, but issues with construction prevented it from being built.

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Former Twins pitcher Jim "Mudcat" Grant dies at 85

Grant was a critical piece of the 1965 AL Championship team but did much more.