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When do malls open on Thanksgiving, Black Friday 2021?

Here's your guide to major indoor malls (plus a few outlet malls).

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Hot Topic store in MN closes after apparent staff walkout over wages

A sign posted outside the store has gone viral on social media.

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MN water tower in the running for Tank of the Year

It was the only water tank to receive more than 5,000 votes.

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Minnesota water towers compete to be named America's 'Tank of the Year'

Two water towers in the state are currently in the top five vote-getters.

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October 11 Novak Weather: Severe storms in MN Wednesday?

Another strong storm system is poised to move into the region mid-week.

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Ban for those who don't wear masks at Rochester School Board meetings

The board will have people trespassed, which comes with a one year ban from all school property.

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2 Rochester restaurants closing due to COVID, worker shortage

The owners made the announcement just a week before their final day in operation.

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Search for bank robbery suspect prompts lockdown at MN school

Authorities believe the suspect robber a bank in Rochester, then tried to do the same in Pine Island.

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Rochester man pleads guilty to producing child porn on Snapchat

He faces 60 other child porn charges in Olmsted County.

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Enhanced threat for severe storms shoved north, closer to Twin Cities

Powerful storms could be ongoing this afternoon and evening.

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Panera in Rochester temporarily closes due to ongoing staffing issues

The restaurant industry as a whole is struggling to find enough workers.

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Blues Traveler band members injured when tour bus crashes in MN

Frontman John Popper was transported to Winona Health for care.

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List of Twin Cities school districts with, without, and undecided on mask mandate

19 metro-area districts will require masks; 11 won't require masks; 16 are undecided.

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Rochester mayor declares local state of emergency over delta variant

A new, targeted indoor mask mandate went into effect immediately.

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Rochester schools may change mask rules to require them for all

The school board will consider the proposal, as well as others, on Aug. 17.

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Rochester English learner teacher is Minnesota's Teacher of the Year

"Many of my students are navigating new cultures and places. I hope that I can be a small part of their journey in succeeding as they follow their dreams," she wrote.

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Body found near train tracks in northwest Rochester

Police believe the victim was struck by a train.

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Woman, 23, fighting for life after being struck by semi-truck

In a separate incident, a vehicle fatally struck a pedestrian from Texas who was walking in the middle of the road.

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Red Cow plots its first restaurant outside the Twin Cities

It will open a new location in Rochester early next year.

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Mayo Clinic named No. 1 on 'Best Hospitals' list

It's the sixth year in a row the Rochester hospital has been named the best of the best.