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And just like that, the Vikings defense appears fully loaded

The defensive line will likely have four entirely new starters from last year.

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Why conditions in Minnesota are ripe for more bear-human conflicts

A one-two punch of a May frost and dry spell could lead to a natural food shortage.

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MPR News shakes up its radio schedule, will launch new shows

The changes involve popular hosts Cathy Wurzer, Kerri Miller and Angela Davis.

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Owner of 2 Twin Cities malls files bankruptcy

The group cited the "significant challenges" posed by the pandemic.

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Heat wave leads to early reports of blue-green algae on some Minnesota lakes

The August-like weather could mean a green summer on local lakes.

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Pandemic still significantly impacting Metro Transit ridership

Transit officials said there are signs ridership is slowly rebounding.

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Multi-vehicle crash involving Metro Mobility bus in Andover

One person was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

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Delta variant circulating in Minnesota, health officials urge vaccination

"The unvaccinated are still at risk for the virus – and it has a way of finding the unvaccinated."

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Minnesota pilot's pre-pandemic note found on parked plane 435 days later

The pilot thought the plane would only be in storage for two weeks. He was wrong.

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Former KARE 11 reporter claims on live TV that Fox Corp. is 'muzzling her'

She says she'll be leaking audio via Project Veritas, a right-wing activist organization that targets media organizations using sting operations.

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Lawmakers reach agreement on eviction moratorium off-ramp

It would replace the governor's executive order that has been in place during the pandemic.

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Where in the world is Nikola Pekovic?

Nikola Pekovic is quickly becoming a fan favorite in Minnesota. The Timberwolves' center has taken advantage of increased playing time and now he's in the starting lineup. All of that has nothing to do with this video to the tune of "Where in the world is Carmen San Diego?"

Pekovic considering ankle surgery

Nikola Pekovic says he's going to try and play in as many games as he can over the rest of the season, but bone spurs in his right ankle might force him to have off-season surgery. Pekovic has missed four of the Wolves' last five games, and he won't play in the next two games at Memphis and Charlotte.

Darko: Pekovic should start at center

Timberwolves center Darko Milicic isn’t mincing words. He tells the Pioneer Press his close friend Nikola Pekovic should be Minnesota’s starting center right now, saying he’s “in a great rhythm.”

Pekovic finishes third for Most Improved

Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic finished third behind Orlando's Ryan Anderson and Milwaukee's Irsan Illyasova for the NBA's Most Improved Player award. Pekovic became Minnesota's second leading scorer and rebound behind Kevin Love. He averaged 13.9 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.

Pekovic surgery scheduled for May 15

Nikola Pekovic wants to play every game next season. Doing so will require surgery, on May 15, to clean up bone spurs in his right ankle. "It's the best thing for me to get it done as soon as I can so I can be ready for next season," Pekovic said.

Pekovic back at practice, Barea out

The Timberwolves could use Nikola Pekovic's size when they meet the Lakers Friday night at Target Center. He's missed the last two games with a foot injury, but returned to practiced Thursday and expects to play against L.A. The bad news is that J.J. Barea missed practiced and won't play in the game.

Pekovic could play against Portland

Nikola Pekovic sat out Monday's win over the Clippers because of a sore foot, but he might be able to play Wednesday night against Portland. Pekovic took part in the Timberwolves' light practice on Tuesday, and he'll be re-evaluated before Wednesday's game.

Pekovic scores 27, Wolves cut down Nets, 108-105

Nikola Pekovic scored 27 points to lead the Timberwolves to a 108-105 win over the Nets on Friday night. Pekovic's previous career high was 16 points. He also pulled down 11 rebounds for a double-double. Kevin Love added 20 points and 10 rebounds.