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NWS: Tornadoes confirmed to have struck Apple Valley, Burnsville

A crazy night of storms may have included even more tornadoes.

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Man charged with manslaughter after fistfight ends in death

The incident happened at a veterans housing complex in Chisholm.

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Ellison reaches $1.9M settlement with StubHub over COVID cancellations

The ticket reselling giant will pay $1.87 million in refunds for Minnesota events.

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Everson Griffen injured in car accident after swerving to miss a deer

Griffen was involved in the crash Thursday on his way to work.

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DPS sparks furore with 'not reaching' pouches designed to stop police shootings

The pouches were developed in collaboration with Valerie Castile, whose son Philando was fatally shot by police while reaching for his permit-to-carry.

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Maintenance worker finds 2 bodies in West St. Paul garage

It's unclear how long the bodies were in the garage before being discovered.

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Tree branch falls on tent in Mankato, killing 4-year-old girl

The tree branch fell at approximately 2:30 a.m.

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Minn. author makes big leap from self-publishing e-books to major publisher

After selling more than 1 million self-published e-books about trolls, vampires and murderous mermaids on her own, Austin native Amanda Hocking is finally releasing her first novel in print. Hocking is preparing to embark on a tour to promote her fantastical teen novel, "Wake," the first in a multi-book deal with publishing house St. Martin's Press.

Bloggers publish book bashing Bachmann

A trio of Minnesota bloggers have their own book out, based on about 6,000 blog posts about the Republican presidential hopeful. Authors Ken Avidor and Eva Young of Minneapolis, and Karl Bremer of Stillwater say their goal is to knock her out of office but they also say the book is not strictly partisan; they go after Democrats, too. (Photo: Karl Bremer)

Peculiar produce found in Morris

The yet-to-be-identified vegetable has Morris community guessing after resident Debra Rollens found- whatever it is - in her garden.

U of M researchers join global boycott of book publisher

So far, almost 9,000 researchers have joined a boycott of a major scientific publisher, the Minnesota Daily reports. Those researchers, who say they're required to read their colleagues' published work, contend Elsevier charges increasingly high prices while the cost of publishing decreases.

"Serial plagiarist" leaves Minnesota newspaper; publisher apologizes

Weekly humor columns that appeared under Jon Flatland's name in the Blooming Prairie Times were apparently swiped from a host of other columnists and bloggers. The paper's publisher apologized to readers for the plagiarism that seems to date back through many years of Flatland's newspaper career.

Hennepin County inmates publish poetry collection

After attending three creative writing workshops, a group of 95 Hennepin County Adult Corrections Facility inmates have been introduced to the world of poetry publishing. The sessions resulted in a collection of prose titled "Poems from the Inside."

Hutchinson Tech promotes VP to CEO

The Hutchinson, Minn.-based disk-drive maker has named longtime insider Richard Penn, 56, to succeed Wayne Fortun as president and chief executive officer starting Oct. 1. Fortun will replace company co-founder Jeffrey Green as chairman of the board. Penn currently serves as senior vice president of the company and president of its Disk Drive Components Division.