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April 17, 2018 - 6:07 am
A 26-year-old man accused of killing a toddler in Blaine and then tried to flee ouot of state was sentenced by a judge on Monday to 30 years in prison. Nelson Soto-Lopez was sentenced in Anoka County for the 2016 death of 21-month-old Drake Oliva, who was beaten to death. According to authorities,...
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April 16, 2018 - 7:44 pm
Minnesota Sun Country Airline passengers who ended up stranded in Mexico after this weekend’s historic snowstorm forced the airline to cancel their flight may be getting a refund, but they’re still having to spend more money to get back. Some stranded passengers have reported paying up to $2,000...
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April 16, 2018 - 8:18 am
Dozens of Sun Country passengers are furious after being stranded in Mexico while the weekend snow storm raged on back home in Minnesota. Hundreds of flights were canceled at Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport on Saturday and Sunday, many coming when all of the airport's runways were closed...
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April 16, 2018 - 7:12 am
Minnesota roadways made near impassable by the massive snowstorm were the scene of hundreds of vehicle crashes over the weekend. Authorities report two of the crashes were fatal, one of those happening in the Twin Cities metro. Between Friday and late Sunday, the Minnesota State Patrol were called...
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April 16, 2018 - 6:37 am
A spokesman for the Minnesota Department of Transportation has dubbed the state's roadways in "okay shape" after crews worked around the clock to clear away snow left over fro the massive weekend storm that paralyzed much of the region. What makes the roads "okay" instead of, say, perfect, are the...
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April 15, 2018 - 1:21 pm
Sunday was a catch-up day at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, after heavy snowfall and high winds forced the closure of all runways for eight hours on Saturday. One runway was finally safe for flight around 10 o'clock Saturday night, after hundreds of flights were canceled. "We're used...
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April 15, 2018 - 10:22 am
Biggest April snowfall ever? Check. Snowiest April ever? Check. This is one for the history books and we're not quite done yet. So far, 12.9 inches of snow has fallen in Minneapolis/St. Paul, making it the third heaviest April snowstorm on record. If the storm total rises above 13.6 inches, it...
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April 13, 2018 - 6:50 am
Dayton says his record in office is being distorted by Pawlenty in Republican's bid to regain govenor's seat
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Lindsay Whalen and Pam Boron following the Gophers defeat of Duke in the Midwest Regional Final.
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April 12, 2018 - 7:20 pm
Lindsay Whalen’s return to the University of Minnesota to become head coach of the Gopher women's basketball team has drawn national headlines and statewide praise for a Minnesota native and local sports icon. The news was particularly meaningful for former Gopher women’s coach Pam Borton, who...
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April 12, 2018 - 4:01 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Gophers fans wondered if Lindsay Whalen might retire from the WNBA when the head coaching job suddenly opened up at the school where she remains a star. Turns out Whalen had another idea: Why not do both? Whalen was named Thursday to take over the program she led to the...
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