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Vikings fire Leslie Frazier on 'Black Monday'

Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier was the first coach fired on a day the NFL world refers to as “Black Monday.”

Trains collide, derail near Casselton, North Dakota; 12 cars on fire

A train carrying grain collided with a train carrying oil near Casselton, North Dakota Monday, sending flames shooting skyward.

NWS official suspects meteor struck Brainerd area

Brainerd residents reported seeing flashes of light in the night sky, hearing loud booms and feeling their houses shake Friday night.

State climatologists name Top 5 Minnesota weather events of 2013

After tallying votes from Minnesota weather enthusiasts, the State Climatology Office (SCO) came up with the Top 5 most-notable weather events of 2013.

Best in snow? 2,000 canines to compete at wintertime St. Paul dog show

About 2,000 four-legged friends are scheduled to compete in the Land O’ Lakes Kennel Club Dog Show in St. Paul this weekend.

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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.

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Lake Elmo among latest MN cities to implement outdoor watering ban

The ban prohibits automatic or mechanical watering outdoors in an effort to conserve water during the period of extreme heat.

LRT trail in Hopkins.

Police: Suspect assaulted woman on LRT trail in Hopkins

They're asking for the public's help tracking him down.