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Congress: Deal reached to end shutdown

Congressional leaders on Wednesday announced a deal to avert a historic default on U.S. debt and to reopen the government after a 16-day partial shutdown. House Speaker John Boehner: "We just didn't win."

Armed robber sought in 6 heists in I-94 corridor

A masked armed robber has terrorized fast-food restaurant employees in the last month along the Interstate 94 corridor between the Twin Cities and St. Cloud, including holdups at three Burger King restaurants in Monticello, Clearwater and Maple Grove, investigators say.

More than 3,700 buy health coverage through MNsure

Out of 12,000 Minnesotans with MNsure accounts, nearly a third – 3,769 – have purchased health coverage or are waiting for their payments to process.

Replacements among nominees for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Acclaimed Minneapolis alternative rockers The Replacements are among the nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall Fame in 2014.

Freeman on being named starter: 'Feels good'

Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier named Josh Freeman the starting quarterback today for Minnesota’s must-win in New York Monday. Here's more in our sports section on what Freeman and Frazier had to say about it.

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Money Gal Coaching: How jealousy stopped me from building wealth

Kelly started Money Gal Coaching after paying down more than $46,000 in debt in just 20 months.

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Man arrested for kidnapping woman after standoff in Bloomington

A 42-year-old woman was being kept from her family, police said.

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US Coast Guard plans to close its Grand Marais station by next summer

The plan is to consolidate the seasonal station with the one in Duluth.

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Court documents reveal more details from Winston Smith death scene

Two weeks after his shooting, the circumstances remain murky.

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'Human body parts' found in NE Minneapolis prompt homicide investigation

The body parts were discovered around 9:20 a.m. Thursday.

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3 Minnesota nonprofits get slice of $2.7B donated by Mackenzie Scott

The philanthropist has given away around $8 billion to nonprofits over the past year.

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Flights to resume between Minneapolis-St. Paul and Iceland

Icelandair is bringing back its service, which was nixed following the onset of COVID-19.

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Communities across MN hosting events to mark Juneteenth

Juneteenth celebrates the freeing of enslaved African Americans after the Civil War.