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  • Water main breaks in downtown Minneapolis
    A water main break at one of the busiest intersections in downtown Minneapolis is causing low water pressure for some downtown residents and businesses.January 3, 2013
  • Orchestras, musicians meet to restart contract talks
    It may be the case that little news is good news in the contract negotiations at both of the Twin Cities major orchestras.January 2, 2013
  • Suspect charged in Mpls. stabbing death
    Hennepin County authorities have charged a 34-year-old man for a fatal stabbing in south Minneapolis over the weekend.December 31, 2012
  • Woman found dead in burning home
    Firefighters found the body of a Shoreview woman in her burning home Monday morning.December 31, 2012
  • Best Buy, Supervalu end rocky year; what's in store for 2013?
    It has been a very bad year for Best Buy and Supervalu, two of Minnesota's biggest public companies. Both stumbled badly in 2012, and questions persist about what will be left of each company a year from now.December 31, 2012
  • Glistening snowfall great for recreation
    Snow during the past 24 to 36 hours accumulated in the Twin Cities, with amounts of 4 inches extending from Sioux Falls, S.D., to La Crosse, Wis., and on east to the Wisconsin Dells.December 28, 2012
  • Unattended candles started Mpls. condo fire
    The Minneapolis Fire Marshal says unattended candles caused a fire that destroyed a condominium building Friday morning in the city's Uptown neighborhood.December 28, 2012
  • Congressional gridlock threatens benefits for 12,000 jobless in Minn.
    It looks all but certain that some 12,000 jobless Minnesotans will lose their extended unemployment insurance after this week. They're all slated to come to a halt tomorrow, barring a last-minute agreement from a deeply divided Congress.December 28, 2012
  • Public input sought on fishing rules change
    Public input is sought on proposed angling changes around the state that would improve opportunities for trout and sturgeon fishing, as well protect flathead catfish during the winter.December 28, 2012
  • Candidates line up in wake of Rybak's announcement
    Minneapolis voters will elect the city's first new mayor in more than a decade next year. Mayor R.T. Rybak's announcement that he will not seek a fourth term will unleash a flood of pent up political ambition. Within hours of the announcement, candidates were already lining up to take Rybak's place.December 28, 2012
  • Gov. Dayton recovering from spinal surgery
    Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has undergone spinal surgery that will likely sideline him at least through New Year's.December 27, 2012
  • Growth slows in demand for food help
    Food stamps, food shelves and subsidized school lunches all grew to new highs in Minnesota in 2012, but the pace slowed from previous years.December 27, 2012
  • Q&A with 'Birdchick' Sharon Stiteler
    Now that we're officially into the winter, we wondered how Minnesota's birds are faring — the ones that stick around.December 27, 2012
  • Accidental child shootings: Parents rarely prosecuted
    As the case of an accidental shooting death of a 2-year-old boy rests in the hands of the Hennepin County Attorney, an MPR News analysis of state court data shows that prosecuting parents for leaving guns around kids is rare, but not unprecedented in Minnesota.December 26, 2012
  • 2012 was record for whooping cough
    With more than 4,300 cases of pertussis in Minnesota, 2012 was a year for the record books. The state hasn't had this many cases of the respiratory infection since World War II. The problem seems to be related to a redesigned pertussis vaccine introduced in the 1990s.December 26, 2012

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