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Interim MNsure director vows transparency, improvements

Hours after MNsure chief April Todd-Malmlov stepped down from leading the beleaguered new agency, an interim leader promised to increase transparency, reduce call center wait times and fix website glitches.

Harteau to send high-profile cases alleging officer misconduct to BCA

In an effort to build public trust, the Minneapolis police department will get some help from the state when investigating cases alleging officer misconduct.

4-year-old girl leads effort to top town's tree

For years, the town of Lonsdale has lit up a towering fir tree for the holidays. But no one had ever noticed that it lacked something until 4-year-old Lacie Franek spoke up.

KARE's Diana Pierce featured in 'Jeopardy!' clue

Nine months ago, KARE 11 anchor Diana Pierce interviewed Maple Grove’s Drew Horwood about his “Jeopardy!” winning streak. Now, Pierce herself has become a part of the popular syndicated game show.

Beer: Top food trend of 2013

It’s like buzzkill in reverse. Minnesota’s craft beer production bubbled up big time in 2013.

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Coronavirus: Billy's on Grand will close for winter

The restaurant is among a growing list of eateries to close for the winter months.

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1 dead in early Wednesday crash on Interstate 694

The 28-year-old driver was not wearing a seatbelt, the State Patrol said.

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Complaint argues that Line 3 pipeline replacement is no longer needed

Honor the Earth filed the petition with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Tuesday.

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Minnesota man who had 28 DWIs dies weeks after leaving prison

Danny Lee Bettcher is considered the most prolific drunken driver in Minnesota history.

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Health leader calls Wisconsin's COVID-19 situation a 'nightmare scenario'

Wisconsin is reporting record numbers of cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

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MN GOPers facing new claims they recruited legal pot candidates to run in swing races

Republicans have allegedly been encouraging people to run as legal marijuana candidates to take votes away from Democrats.

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Victim of car crash identified as Lake City firefighter

Lake City firefighter Clayton Brandt died after a single-vehicle crash early Tuesday.

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Hy-Vee starts using automated system to disinfect shopping carts

By mid-November, more than 200 Hy-Vee stores will have this system in place.

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Vikings will face Everson Griffen twice after trade to Lions

The former Vikings star was traded to Detroit for a fifth-round pick.

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WCCO Radio's Jordana Green diagnosed with leukemia

"I got this," Green wrote on her Facebook page.

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Minnesota-based Crisp & Green adds 20 locations in four states

The four-year-old local business says it's going national

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