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Minneapolis: State tennis preview

The boys state tennis tournament takes place this week and The Blake School is back to defend its Class A championship. Both individual state champs are also back to defend their titles.

– Read more from the MSHSL

St. Cloud: Prep stars deal with dyslexia

Two of the best all-around athletes in the St. Cloud prep sports scene both battle dyslexia, and they're sharing their stories. St. Cloud Tech's Cory Rouw is headed to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on a Division I Nordic skiing scholarship and St. Cloud Cathedral's Rachel Eickhoff is off to South Dakota State on a cross country scholarship.

– Read more from the St. Cloud Times

Brainerd: Rocket cars added to Brainerd Raceway

An 89-year-old man with 50 years of racing "rocket cars" highlighted Friday's debut of Rocket Go-Karts at Brainerd International Raceway. These speedsters travel up to 330 miles per hour and blaze through a quarter-mile race in about four seconds.

– Read more from the Brainerd Dispatch

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Charges: Driver threw 'large rocks' at police car during highway chase

Authorities say the suspect had used methamphetamine earlier in the day.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, January 21

Hospitalizations dipped from 1,629 Jan. 19 to 1,571 on Jan. 20.

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Shooting near University of Minnesota kills 1, injures 2

The victims were all in a parked car when the shooting happened, police said.

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Florida man charged with human smuggling after 4 die, 5 rescued near border

A baby and an teenage boy were among those who were found dead feet from the U.S. border.

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Man shot while driving on I-394 in St. Louis Park

The driver and his bullet-riddled SUV wound up outside the DoubleTree hotel in St. Louis Park.

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Mall of America to celebrate 30 years with events, giveaways throughout 2022

The festivities will kick off Friday with a '90s-themed drag show.

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Victim of 1994 Michigan cold case murder ID'd as missing Minnesotan

Shelley Rae Kephart went missing from Hennepin County more than 28 years ago.

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Coller: Did the Vikings wait too long to fire Zimmer, Spielman?

This wasn’t just ugly. This was ugly, ugly.

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Gov. proposes 'Walz Checks' for most Minnesotans

The governor wants to use $700 million of the state's surplus to fund the payments.

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Walz, Flanagan call on Hennepin Co. sheriff to resign

"I would say that it is time for him to resign," the Lt. Gov. said.

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Months after missing deadline, Enbridge says Line 3 aquifer breach is fixed

The company told Bring Me The News it "successfully stopped the flow of groundwater" at the site.