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E. coli outbreak sickens more than 150, including in Minnesota; ground beef recalled

An E. coli outbreak has sickened 156 people, sending 20 of them to the hospital, and federal officials are working to determine the source of the bacteria. According to the CDC, the Escherichia coli O103 infections in this outbreak have popped up in 10 different states. Nobody had died, nor have the


Devastating invasive weed is spreading in Minnesota

Public enemy No. 1 for corn and soybean farmers, the Palmer amaranth weed, has made new incursions into Minnesota by way of livestock feed, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture says.


‘Cool under pressure’

COOK — No matter what achievements the Goggleye brothers have in the coming years, younger sibling Cade will always have something older brother Darnell never will. That something is three consecutive to the State Basketball Tournament in Minneapolis for Cade, now a senior.


Minnesota OSHA to investigate DNR officer’s death; funeral details announced

PINE CITY, Minn. — The Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of a conservation officer on a Pine County lake last weekend. Officer Eugene Wynn and a Pine County sheriff’s deputy were responding to a call on Cross Lake near Pine City last Friday. Both were


Minnesota trio face charges in connection to Hudson holiday season thefts

A Woodbury, Minn., man charged with six counts of felony retail theft was bound over for trial at an April 23 preliminary hearing in St. Croix County Circuit Court, according to court records.


Missing Barron man found dead in Minnesota, three arrested in connection to the case

Barron County (WQOW) – A Barron man who had been missing since Sunday was found dead in a Minnesota cabin Tuesday. Chris Etchison, 36, was reported missing by a family member the morning of Friday, April 19. A tip Tuesday led authorities to a cabin in Sandstone, Minnesota. That’s where they found Et


Minnesota Could Be The First State To Pass A ‘Right To Repair’ Bill

Minnesota Could Be The First State To Pass A ‘Right To Repair’ Bill. Christiane Cordero reports on how this bill could affect consumers and why big tech companies are pushing back (2:23). WCCO This Morning – April 24, 2019.


Dinner, a show and — a murder

BIWABIK — A big class reunion is happening Thursday at Giants Ridge. There will be classmates, conversation, cocktails and cake. Oh, and a bit of a twist. There will also be … a murder.


These Minnesota Words Are Some of the Most-Hacked Passwords

A new survey just revealed some of the easiest passwords to hack-- and a few familiar Minnesota words are on the list. If you ask me, there are fewer things more annoying than constantly having to change your passwords. And we all have a TON of them to remember these days, because it seems you need


Minnesota toddler tossed from balcony having miraculous recovery, pastor says

The 5-year-old boy who was thrown off a balcony inside Mall of America earlier this month is making a miraculous recovery and an MRI scan show that his injuries are similar to that of a child who fell off his bike, not someone who fell 40 feet, the family’s pastor said.


Is Minnesota Expected To Undergo Another Measles Outbreak?

Joe Kurland, infection preventionist from Children's Minnesota, shares some tips on managing the measles and the importance of the MMR vaccine (2:35). WCCO Mid-Morning - April 24, 2019.


Minnesota Senate GOP unveils tax bill with income tax cut

Republicans who control the Minnesota Senate have unveiled a tax bill they say will benefit all Minnesota taxpayers and provide tax cuts to half of them. The bill presented Wednesday contrasts with proposals from Gov. Tim Walz and the House Democratic majority that would raise gasoline and other tax


Different views, common ground

HIBBING—St. Louis County Commissioners have no shortage of issues to grapple with this year. Top of mind for Commissioners Paul McDonald, Mike Jugovich and Keith Nelson, who make up nearly half of the seats on the county board based in Duluth, are issues they have long advocated for such as bringing


Lady Norse swept at home by Rainy River, 8-1 and 13-5

VIRGINIA — A few breaks went Rainy River’s way and the Lady Norse made a couple mistakes as the Voyagers swept Mesabi Range Tuesday, 8-1 and 13-5. Game one was a tight 3-1 contest going into the sixth inning, but Rainy River plated three runs in the inning and two more in the seventh to get the 8-1


Marijuana, mental health panel to be held in Eveleth

Earlier this month, the state of Minnesota approved a new policy allowing ex-offenders on parole and supervised release to use medical marijuana. Previously, such individuals were banned from possessing or using the drug regardless of whether they had a prescription for the state’s medical cannabis


Boy thrown from 3rd floor of MOA still in ICU

MINNEAPOLIS — The family of the 5-year-old boy thrown from the third floor of the Mall of America gave an update on his condition Tuesday. In a statement released by the family's attorney, the family said the boy is still in intensive care and is sedated.


Blue Devils score early, run past Mesabi East

VIRGINIA — The Virginia fastpitch softball team finally got to play on its home field Tuesday and they showed they were ready to go, beating visiting Mesabi East 16-1 in four innings.


Devils topple Giants in home opener

VIRGINIA — The Virginia fastpitch softball team finally got to play on its home field Tuesday and they showed they were ready to go, beating visiting Mesabi East 16-1 in four innings.


Iron Range music venue closes

A prominent Iron Range music venue has closed. The 218 Taphouse and Shop Coffeehouse in downtown Virginia closed its doors on April 15. According to its Facebook page: "Due to unforeseen circumstances The 218 Taphouse and Shop Coffeehouse will be closing April 15th. We would like to thank everyone f


The Beach District seat on the City Council is no longer vacant

VIRGINIA BEACH — City Council voted unanimously 9-0 Tuesday to appoint Guy King Tower to fill the vacant seat in the Beach District on an interim basis. It will expire after a candidate is elected during a special election in November 2019.