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Veterinarians are warning pet owners to take extra care this summer. The mild winter means fleas, ticks and other parasites will be out in force.
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Woman arrested after shots were fired into hotel room door in Albert Lea

The suspect was caught within minutes of fleeing the scene.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, October 22

COVID-19 hospitalizations have dropped four days in a row, but capacity remains tight.

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Charges: MN man recorded himself sexually assaulting toddler

The 33-year-old man is facing decades in prison if convicted.

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Minneapolis cop charged in crash that killed innocent man during pursuit

Charges say he was traveling nearly 90 mph when he slammed into an innocent man's vehicle.

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It's here! Minnesota sees its first snow flurries of the season

Also, watch out for water spouts on Lake Superior.

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Pfizer to seek emergency use authorization to vaccinate kids ages 5 to 11

Pfizer says clinical trials have revealed positive results.

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Police remind people to lock car doors after prowlers spotted on camera

These thieves checked the car doors, which were all locked, and were gone within a minute.

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Mayor Carter announces COVID vaccine mandate for St. Paul city workers

It comes after Minneapolis announced the requirement for vaccines or regular testing for city workers in September.

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Ridgeview cutting hours at 2 Minnesota urgent care locations

Hours of operation at a third location are also being shifted earlier.

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Tourism businesses watch revenue plummet in mild winter

Many tourism business owners have seen double-digit drops in revenue, and employment in the tourism sector in the Duluth area is at its lowest point in 18 years, according to a report in MPR.

Mild winter translates into about $20M in savings for MnDOT

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) saved about $20 million last winter thanks to a milder temperatures and a below average snowfall. WCCO-TV reports that MnDOT spent $45.9 million on winter maintenance over the winter, down from $66.1 million the year before. The state says the extra cash will come in handy in other areas.

Scientists say winter bug could offer clues to climate change

Researchers from the University of Minnesota are studying a cold-hardy bug that serves as a filling meal for trout during the winter season. The insect has little tolerance for warmth, and scientists tell the Star Tribune that even a small fluctuation in temperature could cause changes in the ecosystem.

State officials: Winter's coming – get ready

Monday marks the beginning of Winter Hazard Awareness Week, a state effort to get residents prepared for harsh, dangerous weather ahead. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is focusing on a range of wintry risks this week. Last year's mild winter may have lulled people into a sense of complacency.

Mild winter has Minnesotans saving hundreds on heating bills

Lower gas prices haven't hurt, either. Some consumers can expect their total winter heating bills to be up to $200 less than last year.