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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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Matt Shoemaker

Matt Shoemaker removed from rotation, fits in with Twins bullpen

The right-hander allowed two ninth-inning runs in a 6-4 loss to Houston.

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1 dead, 1 wounded in shooting outside funeral in Minneapolis

The funeral was for one of two people killed in the shooting outside a Minneapolis nightclub in May.

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Darnella Frazier awarded Pulitzer Prize special citation for George Floyd video

She was just 17 when she filmed George Floyd's murder at 38th and Chicago.

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MN Food Truck Festival returns with events in St. Paul, Anoka

Organizers promise 50-plus food trucks at each festival - including some newcomers.

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Charges: MN man bragged he 'beat the s**t' out of cops in Capitol riot

He was one of two suspects arrested in Minnesota and charged Friday.

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$23 a month for Bally Sports North? It could happen, per report

There is a way to circumnavigate the system already ... but it's kind of naughty.

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4th suspect arrested in death of woman found along St. Cloud road; 3 others charged

Keisa Lange was found dead on the side of a quiet cul de sac from a gunshot.

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It's official: Minnesota State Fair is on, with no COVID restrictions

Proof of vaccination won't be required, and face masks won't be mandatory.

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Boy, 12, killed in ATV crash near Monticello

The boy was driving the ATV on private property.

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Suspect in random attack on girl, 14, in Fargo now charged with murder

The victim died from her injuries earlier this week.