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Wisconsin man pleads guilty to role in methamphetamine conspiracy in north Iowa

Minneapolis church offers drive-through prayers

The sign outside the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in south Minneapolis announces its unusual public service.

KSTP Sports State Hockey Central

The State Hockey Tournament has arrived with 16 teams heading to the Xcel Energy Center with dreams of a Championship...

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Charges: Wis. woman was Facebook chatting before crash that killed three kids

Troopers say Wisconsin driver was on Facebook minutes before crash that killed daughter, 2 nieces.

Growing Somali mall in Minneapolis now boasts one of the state's largest mosques

Karmel Square prayer hall is part of a major expansion at Minnesota’s oldest Somali mall

Roseville woman catches burglar on camera via phone, charges say

A house burglar in Roseville was caught thanks to a smartphone application, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday ...

St. Paul's SubText bookstore to move downtown

Downtown St. Paul will welcome its first full-service independent bookstore in more than a decade when Sue Zumberge moves ...

Silver Lake in north metro gives up its carp — 6,000 pounds of them

6,000 pounds of invasive species removed from Silver Lake to improve water quality.

St. Paul: Man shot several times near Minnesota Capitol

A man was shot multiple times several blocks from the Minnesota Capitol building early Wednesday evening, and police were still ...

Minneapolis urged to push for more minority, female workers in contracts

Some council members want harsher penalties.

7 Minneapolis gang members indicted on crack cocaine charges

A federal grand jury has indicted seven alleged members of two gangs on charges they conspired to distribute crack cocaine in ...

St. Paul bars can celebrate St. Pat's late - but not TOO late

In and around downtown St. Paul, bars hosting live music in outdoor tents and stages will have to pull the plug on their St. ...

Once an Oak Park Heights ash pit, now a place for fun

The newest park in Oak Park Heights features walking trails, a playground and a picnic pavilion.

Lao Family Community headquarters saved from auction block

A last-minute loan has saved the St. Paul headquarters of one of the first nonprofit Hmong associations in the United States ...

Minnesota comes to the aid of opioid-exposed babies

Hennepin County effort is seen as a model for state.

Father Charged with Crime after Young Son Fired Gun

Washington Vue was charged with child endangerment with access to a firearm Tuesday, after his 3-year-old son fired his gun in ...

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Ruben Rosario: Debbie Montgomery is going back to Selma

Debbie Montgomery remembers the yummy taste of the sweet-potato pies she bought and ate along U.S. 80 as well as the screams of ...

Trend Shows Women Now Dominate the Funeral Industry

Women are breathing new life into the funeral business. We're seeing a major shift in the industry that has been dominated by ...

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Wolves Fall Flat at Home Against Nuggets

Kenneth Faried had 18 points and 14 rebounds to help the Denver Nuggets win their second straight since firing coach Brian ...

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Good Question: What’s Wrong With Antibiotics In Our Food?

McDonald’s announced Wednesday that it will phase out its practice of using chickens raised with human antibiotics over the ...

Falls from Chairlifts at Spirit Mountain, Wild Mountain Highlight Skiing Risks

Ski resort officials are reminding skiers of safety tips after two kids fell off chairlifts last weekend in separate incidents. ...

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Spring Lake Park Makes 1st State Hockey Tourney Appearance

The Minnesota State Hockey experience really is unlike any other, from the homemade signs to the shameless mullets. "It's ...

Toyota asks judge to overturn $10.9 million verdict in fatal Camry crash

Company disputes award to Koua Fong Lee in fatal car wreck.

Bill Seeks To Protect Firefighters From Chemicals Linked To Cancer

A bill to better protect Minnesota’s firefighters from an invisible danger has been introduced at the state Capitol. The ...

Mpls. Park and Rec Approved 2 Big Park Plans

Two big park plans moved forward Wednesday night. The Minneapolis Park and Rec board approved the Nokomis-Hiawatha regional ...

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St. Paul's franchise agreement with Comcast heading for approval

A public hearing on the city of St. Paul's proposed franchise agreement with Comcast drew a single outspoken opponent -- ...

1 Man Shot Near Capitol, St. Paul Police Searching for Suspect

One man was shot near St. Paul's capitol Tuesday around 5 p.m. The adult male victim was brought to Regions Hospital with ...

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St. Paul DFL caucus drew hundreds -- but attendees contested

Results of last month's Ward 1 St. Paul DFL precinct caucus are being contested amid claims some attendees might not have been ...

Nuggets Win 2nd Straight Under Interim Coach Melvin Hunt

Kenneth Faried had 18 points and 14 rebounds to help the Denver Nuggets win their second straight since firing coach Brian ...

St. Paul boy, 3, shoots dad's gun into neighbor's house

A St. Paul father has been charged with child endangerment after his 3-year-old son allegedly got hold of the man's unattended ...

US Clears Officer in Ferguson Case, Criticizes Police Force

The Justice Department on Wednesday cleared a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of an ...

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New Stillwater dock could be closer to downtown

A municipal dock near downtown Stillwater is still being floated as an option for St. Croix River boaters.

With Peterson's Status in Question, Vikings Pay a Visit

The Minnesota Vikings have made their in-person pitch to Adrian Peterson, the latest step toward resolving the star running ...

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PaddleTap: Water-Based 'Pedal Pub' Comes to Lake Minnetonka

Are you ready to think summer? Here's something you might like: a Minnesota man has plans to put a paddle pub out on Lake ...

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Lake Superior Ice Caves To Reopen After Temporary Closure

The popular ice caves in northwestern Wisconsin are set to reopen after a temporary closure. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore ...

Republican House Helping Abortion Opponents Make Case

Republican control of the Minnesota House is helping abortion opponents make their case this year. A House health committee on ...

U of M Governing Board Election To Choose New Members

Legislators are preparing to appoint more than one-third of the University of Minnesota's governing board. House and Senate ...

Throw out Ventura defamation verdict, Taya Kyle's attorney tells Appeals Court

In filing, attorney for Taya Kyle challenges the $1.8 million award in libel trial.

Twin Cities street teams keep tabs on homeless during brutal winter cold

Street outreach teams have been working hard on cold winter days to ensure homeless people in the Twin Cities stay safe.

'It WAS Him': Defense Admits Tsarnaev Bombed Boston Marathon

The question, for all practical purposes, is no longer whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part in the Boston Marathon bombing. It's ...

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Ice caves reopening Thursday

After closing temporarily for this week's storm, the Apostle Islands ice caves will reopen Thursday.

Man Shot Twice In St. Paul; Police Searching For Gunman

A man was shot once in the arm and once in the leg early Wednesday evening in St. Paul.

Ice Crashes Through Car In Roseville, Driver Suffers Minor Injuries

A Twin Cities motorists suffered minor injuries but had quite the scare after chunks of ice came crashing through his ...

7 Men Charged with Conspiracy to Sell Drugs

Seven men who authorities say are part of two North Minneapolis gangs have been charged with conspiracy to distribute crack ...

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Newport Woman Pleads Guilty In Husband’s Drug Overdose Death

A 44-year-old Newport woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges in connection with the death of her 32-year-old husband after a ...

Bill Would Allow Liquor Sales Before 10 A.M. Sundays

A House committee on Wednesday is revisiting a century-old law forbidding the sale of liquor before 10 a.m. on Sundays.

Parents Of Killed U Of M Band Member Get Apology In Court

The parents of a U of M band member killed on his motorcycle say they got an apology in court Wednesday. The apology came from ...

Man Dies, Grandson In Critical Condition After ATV Breaks Through Ice

A 50-year-old man is dead and his 2-year-old grandson is in critical condition after the UTV they were on broke through the ice ...

Colorado Vet Who Lost Service Dog Gets Help From Minnesotans

A Colorado veteran, who recently lost his beloved dog, is now starting a new chapter of his life.

Stillwater Street Signs are Up for Sale: $10 Each

The city of Stillwater is replacing all of its street signs to comply with federal requirements, meaning the old signs are up ...

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With Peterson’s Status In Question, Vikings Pay A Visit

According to sources, Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman and Head Coach Mike Zimmer flew to Houston on Wednesday to meet ...

Target CEO’s Walmart Past May Shape Post-Layoff Management

Target stock closed down slightly a day after the company announced several thousand employees at its Minneapolis headquarters ...

Lawmakers Looking For Way To Make Private Divorce Possible

State lawmakers are looking into changing the way people get a divorce in Minnesota.

Minn. Lawmaker Wants Mandatory Civics Exam Before High School Graduation

A state lawmaker introduced a bill that would make it a legal requirement for Minnesota students to pass a civics exam before ...

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Another Woodbury Teen Pleads Guilty to Role in Synthetic Overdose Death

Another Woodbury teen has pleaded guilty to his role in the overdose death of a Woodbury teenager. Eighteen-year-old Brian ...

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A Look At The Minnesotans On Forbes’ Billionaires List

It's one of the most prestigious lists of the year. The Forbes World Billionaires List is a ranking of the wealthiest of the ...

More Than 100 Academics Call For Bloomington To Drop Charges

After more than 100 religious leaders called for charges against Black Lives Matter protesters to be dropped in an open letter ...

Downtown St. Paul parking lot sale could pave way for redevelopment

Small commercial sales don't normally catch my attention, especially deals trading surface parking lots. But on Monday, the ...

Rally Aims To Highlight Racial Employment Disparities In Metro Area

A report to be released on Thursday aims to highlight employment disparities in Minnesota. The groups Neighborhoods Organizing ...

State Supreme Court Rules Against Utility Companies in Farmland Dispute

The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that utility companies that want to run power lines across private farmland must ...

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Roseville Burglary Suspect Caught On Baby Monitor, Bit By K9

A $3.99 baby monitor iPhone app helped Roseville police arrest a burglary suspect.

Minneapolis Teen Gets 14 Years for Violent Robberies

A Minneapolis teen was sentenced Wednesday to more than 14 years in prison for his role in four violent robberies in 2014. ...

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Nanny Revealed As Nature Center’s Mystery Stick Artist

A few weeks ago people at Westwood Hills Nature Center in St. Louis Park started noticing mysterious art popping up in the ...

List Leaders: Biggest Twin Cities wealth management firms (Photos)

The 50 biggest metro-area wealth management firms collectively managed nearly $1 trillion, an 11 percent increase over the ...

Brazil Police Say Woman Helped Minn. Sect Leader Avoid Arrest

A Minnesota religious leader sought by the U.S. on sex charges was able to elude a manhunt because of the support of a local ...

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Former President Jimmy Carter Coming To Minneapolis Friday

Former U.S President Jimmy Carter is coming to Minneapolis on Friday as part of the 27th-annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum. The ...

Lauren’s Science Corner: Beware The Pizzly!

The bloodline of one of nature’s most powerful and fascinating land-bound apex predators is merging with an animal atop the ...

Brazil Police Say Woman Helped U.S. Sect Leader Avoid Arrest

A Minnesota religious leader sought by the U.S. on sex charges was able to elude a manhunt because of the support of a local ...

Pediatrics practice to expand with new Woodbury clinic

Independent physician group Central Pediatrics will expand its clinic in Woodbury with a move to larger digs. The pediatrics ...

Best Buy's recent success impresses one of its harshest critics

The analyst who once called CEO Hubert Joly the " wrong choice" and predicted a Best Buy bankruptcy has changed his ...

Vikes Have Filled 33,000-Plus Seats For 2016 At New Stadium

Ticket sales for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium have been brisk. Commitments have already been made by ticket buyers to fill ...

Charges Say Wis. Woman Chatted on Facebook Before Crash that Killed 3 Kids

A Wisconsin woman is charged with negligent homicide in a December 2013 crash that killed three children and injured one other. ...

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Marketing-tech company Outsell lands investment from Wayzata firm

Outsell raised an undisclosed amount of funding from growth-equity firm Northern Pacific Group. The Minneapolis-based ...

Vikings Agree to Trade QB Matt Cassel to Buffalo Bills

The Minnesota Vikings traded former starting quarterback Matt Cassel to Buffalo for a draft pick. The trade will not become ...

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Trammell Crow buys Tryg's site near Lake Calhoun for apartments

Trammell Crow Co. has acquired the 1.89-acre site near Lake Calhoun where it plans to develop a six-story apartment building ...

Gov. Dayton Seeks Meeting with Target CEO on Layoffs

Gov. Mark Dayton is seeking a meeting "as soon as possible" with Target Corp.'s chief executive about the significant ...

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Man Dies, Grandson Hospitalized after ATV Breaks through Ice Near Alexandria

A 50-year old man has died and his 2 1/2-year-old grandson is hospitalized after their ATV went through the ice on Lake Andrew ...

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Gov. Dayton wants an explanation from CEO for Target's job cuts

Gov. Mark Dayton's great-grandfather started the company now known as Target Corp., and apparently, Dayton doesn't like the way ...

Sheet of Ice Flies off Semi, Crashes Through Windshield of SUV in Roseville

A driver suffered minor injuries after a sheet of ice flew off a semi and crashed through the windshield of an SUV Thursday ...

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Condition Improves For Minnetonka Man Shot at Home

The condition has improved for a Minnetonka man who was shot in the face Monday. Authorities say his son was the shooter. Cory ...

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Minnesota Won’t Dump Pension-Fund Holdings In Israeli Bonds

Top Minnesota leaders declined Wednesday to shy from pension-fund investments in Israeli bonds despite persistent and ...

Startup bets treadmill desks aren't just for the office

A Minneapolis startup is betting it's time for treadmill desks to venture outside the workplace. Launching this week, Walkway ...

Minnesota Governor Seeks Meeting With Target CEO On Layoffs

Gov. Mark Dayton is seeking a meeting "as soon as possible" with Target Corp.'s chief executive about the significant layoff ...

New San Francisco TargetExpress store contrasts with Dinkytown's debut model (Photos)

Target Corp. opened its new TargetExpress store in San Francisco Wednesday with several differences compared with the ...

Police: 7 Members Of 2 Mpls. Gangs Charged With Distributing Cocaine

Almost a dozen members of two of Minnesota's most violent street gangs have been indicted on federal weapons and drug charges. ...

Ramsey County Seeks Veterans to Mentor Other Veterans

Minnesota veterans can volunteer to be mentors to fellow veterans who have been charged with crimes in Ramsey County. County ...

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One Dead after Minnetonka Beach Crash

One woman is dead and another was injured after a car crashed into a tree in Minnetonka Beach. The crash happened at 3:05 p.m. ...

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More Criminal Sexual Conduct Charges Filed Against Willmar Man

Three more charges of criminal sexual conduct have been added against a 67-year-old Willmar man. Peter Hoagland is now charged ...

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Man Killed By LAPD Served Time In Minn. Prison

Months before he was fatally shot by police, a man walked the streets of Skid Row, keeping those he encountered in the dark ...

Shania Twain Bringing Her ‘Final’ Tour To Minneapolis

She's still the one. And she does impress us much. One of the world’s best-selling female artist in history, Shania Twain, ...

Vince Vaughn & The Cast Of ‘Unfinished Business’ Deliver Funny And Free Stock Photos

The new Vince Vaughn comedy 'Unfinished Business' is about corporate work life, so the movie's promotional have created ...

4 Things To Know: DOJ’s Ferguson Findings, Vikings Visit AP & More

Here’s a look at the four most notable stories you need to know about for the morning of Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

MDH: Unqualified Nurse Allegedly Sexually Assaults Patient

A nurse from a Maple Grove home care facility is being investigated after allegedly touching a patient inappropriately last ...

State Patrol Identifies Driver Killed in Crash Near Hasty

Authorities have identified the 44-year-old driver who died in a multivehicle crash Tuesday on Interstate 94 in central ...

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World’s Oldest Person On Her 117 Years: ‘It Seemed Rather Short’

The world's oldest person says 117 years doesn't seem like such a long time. Misao Okawa, the daughter of a kimono maker, made ...

Authorities Identify Crow Wing Co. Choking Death Victim

The Crow Wing County Sheriff has identified a 15-month-old choking victim who died Friday.

Wednesday Brings Bitter Cold, Heat Wave May Arrive Next Week

While the air on Wednesday feels like the deepest, most miserable part of winter -- the kind that settles into your bones as ...

Local Company Helps You Save Dollars And Give Back

But while you're stocking up on spring items, one company is encouraging you to give back while shopping. Many people know what ...

SmartLink Transit will lay off all its drivers

SmartLink Transit, which provides bus services in Scott and Carver counties, will lay off dozens of employees as the agency ...

Coal Mine Blast in Eastern Ukraine Kills 1, Traps Dozens

An explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing at least one miner and ...

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State Patrol ID’s Driver Killed In Crash Near Hasty

Authorities have identified the 44-year-old driver who died in a multivehicle crash caused by icy road conditions on Interstate ...

Lone Wolf Following Snowmobilers in Voyageurs National Park

Several miles of trail have been closed and rerouted at Voyageurs National Park due to a lone wolf that has been following ...

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Middle School Shop Class Transformed Into High-Tech STEM Lab

From tinkering with robots, designing and building bridges to testing green energy, you might think you're at the Science ...

Source: Peterson to Meet with Zimmer, Spielman

A source tells KSTP's Darren Wolfson that Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman will meet with running ...

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Northstar Commuter Rail Ridership has Dropped, Costs Remain

New numbers show that Northstar Commuter Rail Line ridership is down and, after five years of operation, an important goal has ...

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Target Corp. to Cut Several Thousand Jobs, Shift Consumer Focus

Minneapolis-based Target Corp. will lay off thousands of workers in the next two years as part of an effort to save $2 billion, ...

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1 Lane on I-494 Westbound Re-opens at I-35 West after Semi Rollover

The Minnesota State Patrol announced via Twitter that one lane on Interstate Highway 494 will re-open late Monday night after a ...

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1 Killed in Crash that Closed I-94 in Central Minnesota

One person died in a rear-end crash on Interstate Highway 94 Tuesday that closed the highway for hours. The snow wreaked havoc ...

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5 Charged in Multi-State Sex Trafficking Ring Investigation

Five suspects have been charged in connection to a multi-state sex trafficking ring, the Ramsey County Attorney announced ...

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New Technology Shapes How Neurologists Treat Epilepsy

Troy Lindberg thought he had exhausted every treatment available for epilepsy until his doctor in Aberdeen, South Dakota, ...

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Parents Plead for Change in State Law about Electronic Monitoring

Twenty-year-old Colton Gleason was a college student with many friends and a loving family. The Orono High School graduate was ...

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Bill Heightening Response to Campus Sex Assaults Advances

A bill establishing a new protocol for Minnesota universities and more avenues for students and others to report cases of ...

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Money For 4-Year-Old's Fundraiser Stolen in Cass Lake

Donation money for a 4-year-boy who died on his way to a heart transplant was stolen in Cass Lake. The Cass County Sheriff's ...

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Congress Sends Homeland Bill to Obama without Conditions

Congress is sending President Barack Obama a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the budget ...

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Netanyahu Assails Iran-Nuclear Talks; Obama Disagrees

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that an emerging agreement between Iran and the United ...

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Justice Report Finds Racial Bias in Ferguson

A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that a Justice Department investigation has found patterns of racial bias ...

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One Dead in Fire in Downtown Brainerd

One person was killed in an early-morning fire in downtown Brainerd Tuesday. The fire destroyed a building that was home to a ...

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Contractor Discovers Live Grenade in White Bear Lake Home Pre-Demolition

Police responded to a call that a live hand grenade was found in an unoccupied residence on the 3800 block of Hoffman Road on ...

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Bank Of America Pays $155K to Settle Minn. Woman's Discrimination Claim

Bank of America is paying more than $150,000 to settle with a Minnesota woman who said the bank discriminated against her based ...

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Faribault Man Pleads Guilty in $1 Million Contractor Theft Case

A Faribault man is expected to spend a year in the Hennepin County workhouse after pleading guilty to several counts of ...

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Southwest Metro Gears Up for New Chaska Curling Center

Curling is coming to Chaska next winter. City officials are having a public meeting this month to officially announce the new ...

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Columbia Heights Man Shot in His House

A Columbia Heights man was injured after he was shot in his home Monday night, the Anoka County Sheriff said. Authorities are ...

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Family: Heart Scan Saved Young, Athletic Son's Life

One Minnesota family's lives changed all thanks to one 20-minute heart scan. Riley Wilson grew up playing sports year-round. In ...

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Minnesota law enforcement tracking cell phones

It's not just the NSA spying on your cell phone. KARE 11 has learned that two Minnesota law enforcement agencies have the ...

3 new names on St. John's accused monks list

St. John's Abbey has released an updated list of monks "who likely have offended against minors."

14-year-old hunter shot through eye

A 14-year-old is recovering after he was shot through the eye in a hunting accident.