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Minnesota's first West Nile virus case reported

The state Health Department said Thursday that a man in Murray County in southwestern Minnesota became ill with the mosquito-borne virus this month and is recovering.

Minnesota prison population rate second-lowest in nation

Minnesota had the nation’s second-lowest prison population rate in 2012. Only Maine's was lower.

Publisher postpones Vince Flynn's last novel indefinitely

Simon & Schuster on Thursday addressed the status of Minnesota author Vince Flynn’s final book, “The Survivor.”

ND anchor fired for profanities now working at beach bar

The Bismarck, N.D., anchorman who made national headlines after he was fired his first day on the job for muttering two expletives is working at a Delaware beach bar.

Photos: Vikings migrate to Mankato

It's the day people who paint themselves purple dream about. The Minnesota Vikings are reporting to training camp in Mankato.

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Coller: Do the Vikings have a tough schedule?

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.

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Grand jury indicts 2 with aiding and abetting murder of Minneapolis Realtor

Four people have now been indicted by a grand jury in connection to the 2019 killing of Monique Baugh.

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White Sox sweep Twins for first time since 2016

The Twins' offense disappeared in a 4-2 loss on Thursday.

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Report: Vikings trade Mike Hughes to Kansas City

The Vikings received a 2022 sixth-rounder in exchange for the former first-round pick.

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Backup from fatal crash in Stearns County leads to another bad crash

The crash backed up traffic, which led to another crash in which two people were injured.

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For The Week: Monster cookies, and a search for the best gluten-free pizza in MN

BMTN food writer Lindsay Guentzel's weekly column aims to make life in the kitchen easier.

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South Twin Cities metro besieged by aggressive gnats

Metropolitan Mosquito Control District has received more than 100 calls in recent days.

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Teddy Bridgewater criticizes Panthers' practice habits

The former Vikings quarterback was not a fan of his time in Carolina.

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Amazon will give $100 to new hires who are fully vaccinated against COVID

The company is hoping to hire 1,300 people in Minnesota.

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