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Dayton seeks construction bill of nearly $1 billion

Don't let anyone tell you that Gov. Mark Dayton isn't in the holiday spirit. Just in time for Christmas the governor announced that he would like to see a bonding bill in the range of $975 million, larger than earlier expectations.

Lawsuit seeks to put the brakes on Minneapolis' Downtown East project

A last-minute lawsuit is aiming to stop Minneapolis' plan for a major redevelopment of the five-block area leading to the site of a new Vikings stadium. Plaintiffs include two former Minneapolis City Council members who are challenging the city's role in funding the $400 million project.

Officials: Hospitalized UMD student found 'stiff as a board' on porch

There is more information today on the University of Minnesota Duluth student found suffering from severe hypothermia. Duluth police say 19-year-old Alyssa Jo Lommel was found Saturday around 9:30 a.m. by a passerby who called 911. Authorities say Lommel had been dropped off at her home around midnight after attending a party the night before.

Minnesota vocal group impresses judges in 'Sing Off' debut

A group of Minnesota singers impressed big-shot music judges on the national TV stage. The country a cappella group Home Free knocked out the show's judges on the premiere episode of the new NBC-TV singing competition "The Sing Off" Tuesday night.

Golden-hearted teen turns in wad of cash found at McDonald's

If you found a wad of 28 one hundred dollar bills on the ground, would you keep it? Or turn it in? A Moorhead college student, Erica Clark of Dilworth, turned in the cash-stuffed envelope she found while leaving a Moorhead McDonald's on Tuesday.

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Tettegouche State Park bridge

Trails reopen as waters subside, but bridges damaged at Tettegouche State Park

Water levels on the river have dropped about six to eight feet since Friday.

Keith Harvell

Body pulled from Mississippi River ID'd as missing Elk River man

Keith Harvell had been missing since early last month.

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2 victims identified in double-fatal north Minneapolis shooting

A 21-year-old man and a 51-year-old man were identified as the people who died at the scene this past weekend.

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Former Proctor HS football player pleads guilty to sexual assault of teammate

The case will also remain in juvenile court, with conditions.

Doug Wardlow

Doug Wardlow reneges on promise, will challenge GOP's AG candidate in primary

Wardlow's announcement sparked swift criticism from the MN GOP and the party-endorsed candidate, Jim Schultz.

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US News '150 Best Places to Live' features 1 from MN, 3 from WI

The latest US News list is for the most populous metro areas only, so no small towns.


7 tornadoes touched down last week in western MN, ND

Two of the seven were EF-2 level tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service.


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, May 17

72 hours of case data reported over the weekend is included in Tuesday updates.

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City of Minneapolis, Jaleel Stallings reach $1.5M settlement

Although a settlement was made, the city will not admit fault or take any responsibility for the incident as part of the agreement with Stallings.


2 rescued after kayaks capsize on Sauk River

Recent heavy rainfall produced a strong currents on the water.