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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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State Patrol investigating fatal crash near Duluth

The crash was reported around 6:15 a.m. Wednesday.

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Carjacking reported outside shopping center in Eden Prairie

One of the suspects reportedly displayed a weapon.

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8 people charged in Medicaid fraud scheme totaling $860K

Collectively, they're charged with 46 counts of felony theft.


Minnesota gets mixed grades on its tobacco report card

In Minnesota, the economic cost due to smoking is $2.519 million with 5,910 deaths per year attributed to smoking.

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Charges: Man stabbed his father, set his home on fire

The 25-year-old has been charged with second-degree murder and first-degree arson.

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Crowded impound lot raises COVID concerns after Minneapolis snow emergency

A vehicle owner complains about the tightly-packed impound lot following the weekend's snow.

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Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, Jan. 27

The latest update from the state health department.


Charges: Bar owner, employee served underage drinkers during shutdown

The bar hosted 20-30 people on Dec. 4, 2020, charges say.

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Driver wearing bulletproof vest strikes pedestrian in Rochester

The 21-year-old claimed the vest keeps him warm, according to police.