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Dayton postpones vote on Southwest LRT to study alternatives

Gov. Mark Dayton has stepped into the controversy over the proposed Southwest light-rail line from Minneapolis to Eden Prairie and called for a delay on a crucial vote while alternative routes are sought.

Franken reports nearly $4 million in campaign funds

GOP challenger Mike McFadden announced his fundraising tallies last week: $700,000 in the last quarter and about $1.2 million on hand.

Unusual sentence: Man gets a weekend in jail for next 10 years

A Winona County District Court judge handed down an uncommon sentence for a 21-year-old Minnesota City man who was convicted in a crash that killed Ruth Doris Brendel, 85, of Winona.

Humphries sells Kardashian's old engagement ring for $749K

Humphries, a Minneapolis native, reportedly paid $2 million for the 20.5 carat diamond ring, but he didn't get near that at auction. His marriage to the reality TV star lasted 72 days.

Week 6 NFL power rankings: Vikings fall closer to bottom

Getting destroyed at home by the previously 1-3 Carolina Panthers is not how to win the hearts of the heartless NFL power rankings creators.

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In rare move, MDH takes control of Minneapolis nursing home

The temporary receivership is to ensure resident safety.

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Lawmaker deletes post encouraging donations to family charged in Capitol riot

Sen. Mark Koran, in his Facebook post, described them as "a good family!"

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Mother charged with beating daughter to death ruled incompetent

The case against the Woodbury woman will be put "indeterminately suspended."

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Employers at MSP Airport seeking to hire 700-plus workers

Employers include restaurants, retail, hotel, airlines and security.

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Driver who died in Hwy. 100 embankment rollover is identified

The 30-year-old was killed in the Saturday evening crash.

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Best Buy launches another pre-Black Friday sale, the Early Deals Event

This latest round of discounts is available through Oct. 31.

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Dave Chappelle to perform at Target Center in Minneapolis

The comedian is screen his new documentary at part of the 10-city tour.

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U.S. soccer hero Megan Rapinoe signs her mural at St. Paul bar

Rapinoe paid a visit to The Black Hart ahead of a match at Allianz Field Tuesday.

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1 dead after married couple crash UTV in southern Minnesota

The crash happened just after 11 p.m. Saturday.