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Great Lakes water surge eases after 2 record-setting years

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In this Dec. 4, 2019, photo, erosion reaches a house along Lake Michigan’s southwestern shoreline in Stevensville, Mich. A months-long spell of dry,
A spell of dry, mild weather is giving the Great Lakes a break after two years of high water that has shattered records and heavily damaged shoreline roads and homes, officials said Monday.
Variety

Twin Cities playwright and critic William Randall Beard dies at 64

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At the old Ford site being redeveloped into housing, a central water feature will capture runoff and send filtered stormwater down to Hidden Falls Par

A cleaner river will run through St. Paul's Hidden Falls

Through the summer, workers will build a tunnel beneath Mississippi River Boulevard that will allow runoff from a wide area to reach Hidden Falls.
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Goose's future uncertain after Prior Lake family turns him into TikTok star

Goose's future uncertain after Prior Lake family turns him into TikTok star

Keeping Canada geese like Peeps and mate Puddles is against federal law.
Politics
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Gov. Tim Walz talked to children on the playground at the Wilder Child Development Center in St. Paul after holding a press conference there. LEILA NA

Legislators still debating 'dollar amounts' in last days of session

Leaders have yet to agree on big picture budget numbers, a step they had hoped to achieve last week. That makes the chances of an on-time finish before the May 17 adjournment deadline increasingly slim.
Business
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Tyson raising pay to keep up as US chicken demand soars

Tyson Foods says it's raising wages to combat absenteeism and worker turnover at its plants as U.S. demand for chicken soars.
Local
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2 arrested in downtown Mpls. shootings; woman killed is ID'd

The woman's death was the city's 26th homicide of the year — twice as many as it had at this time last year.
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Jet lands safely in Rapid City after mechanical problems

A Delta Air Lines regional jet landed safely in Rapid City after mechanical problems were reported, the airline said.
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Coronavirus
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Paula McMahon prepares a shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, as the mass public vaccination program gets underway, at the NHS Louisa Jordan

What you need to know about Minnesota's vaccine plan

Here are answers to questions you may have about vaccines and the state's strategy to vaccinate millions of Minnesotans.
Variety
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Steve Sweat of Mankato did a handstand Saturday during the final day of skating at Roller Garden in St. Louis Park.

Emotional skaters say farewell to Roller Garden in St. Louis Park: 'It's given me my life'

After a half-century, Twin Cities skaters bid a bittersweet farewell to the Roller Garden.
Business
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NTSB: Tesla owner got into driver's seat before deadly crash

Home security camera footage shows that the owner of a Tesla got into the driver's seat of the car shortly before a deadly crash in suburban Houston, according to a government report Monday.
Business
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FILE - This Feb. 14, 2013, file photo, shows a Honda logo on the trunk of a Honda automobile at the Pittsburgh Auto Show, in Pittsburgh. The U.S. gove

US opens probe of steering problems in Honda Accord sedans

The U.S. government's auto safety agency is investigating multiple complaints about steering failures that could affect more than 1.1 million Honda Accord sedans.
Business
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FAA seeks fines against more misbehaving airline passengers

Federal officials said Monday they are pursuing civil penalties against two more passengers for interfering with airline crews, the latest in a surge of such cases in recent months.
COVID-19
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M Health Fairview nurse Nicole Parr extracted a dose of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine recently.

Live: Latest updates and what you need to know about COVID-19

As the novel coronavirus spreads across the world, we've answered reader question about what they most want to know about the outbreak.
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Claims board gives man $25,000 for 1995 wrongful conviction

The Wisconsin Claims Board announced Monday that it will award $25,000 to a man wrongfully convicted in a 1995 homicide later connected to a Milwaukee serial killer.
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Former Anoka teacher, LGBTQ advocate accused of sexually abusing students

Warnings about former theater teacher in Anoka went unheeded.
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Mark Kennedy

Former Minnesota congressman Mark Kennedy to step down as U of Colorado president

University of Colorado President Mark Kennedy announced Monday he would be stepping down from his position.
Coronavirus
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Jeff Smith, a registered nurse, administered a COVID-19 vaccine at the St. Louis County mobile vaccine clinic in Duluth.

COVID-19 hospitalizations drop 31% in Minnesota since April peak

Zero COVID-19 deaths but 1,191 new infections were reported Monday as health officials look for signs that the pandemic wave is easing.
Local
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Supreme Court to hear transgender sex offender registry case

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of a Shawano County transgender woman who has been prohibited from changing her name due to her listing on the state sex offender registry.
Local
10:02am

Police say three people killed in Maple Grove crash were woman, her toddler children

The woman's boyfriend, a passenger, survived the crash.
Celebrities
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2019, file photo, singer Blake Shelton speaks in the press room after winning single of the year award for “God’s Country�

Blake Shelton joins drive to help feed out-of-work musicians

For more than a year now, the state of America's live music industry has been a grim one.
Local
8:49am

West metro restaurant partners accused of underreporting sales, cheating state of $240K

Defendants either declined to comment or could not be reached.