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Photos: Xcel Energy reveals second leak at Monticello power plant
Xcel Energy officials spoke at a press conference after the company discovered a second leak at its Monticello nuclear power plant. The plant will close for repairs.
Gopher women's hockey falls to Ohio State 1-5
The Minnesota Gopher women's hockey team hosted Ohio State for the second of the two-game series on Saturday.
Vigil honors anniversary of 15-year-old Jahmari Rice's death
Cortez Rice, the father of Jahmari Rice, spoke at a vigil and balloon release for the anniversary of Jahmari's death near a school in Richfield.
Photos: New Year's Day Ice Dive
Several people braved the cold water of Lake Minnetonka during the New Year's Day ALARC Ice Dive on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, in Excelsior, Minn.
Wild host Winnipeg Jets, win 6-1
The Minnesota Wild faced off against the Winnipeg Jets at Xcel Energy Center on Wednesday, Nov. 23 in St. Paul.
Maria's Voice honors domestic violence victims
Domestic violence awareness organization Maria's Voice held their third annual community tribute in Maple Grove on Thursday. The organization was started by Maria Pew's family, who is a victim of domestic abuse.
Twins beat White Sox 8-4
The Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 8-4 on Thursday, September 28, 2022.
Twins fall to Red Sox
The Minnesota Twins lost 6-5 to the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, August 31, 2022.
Scene before the fair: Minnesota boasts dozens of county fairs
The Steele County Free Fair in Owatonna is the last (and some may argue the best and biggest) county fair before the Great Minnesota Get-Together.
MLS All-Star Skills Challenge
The MLS All-Star Skills Challenge was held at Allianz Field on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.
Tall Ships return to Lake Superior
Spectators gathered for the Grand Parade of Sail on day one of the Festival of Sail Lake Superior, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022 in Two Harbors, Minn.
Photo gallery: Aurora falls in championship match
The Minnesota Aurora's dream season ended 2-1 in overtime against South Georgia Tormenta FC in front of a capacity crowd at TCO Performance Center.
H.E.R. at the Armory
H.E.R. performs a show at the Armory in downtown Minneapolis on Friday, April 29, 2022.
Girls Explore Science program at Dodge Nature Center
Dodge Nature Center in West St. Paul offers an after-school science program for girls 5th-8th grade. The program is meant to a positive social environment for girls from different schools to explore different parts of nature and science. Each program is once a week for a month. On Wednesday a small group of girls ages 10-13 learned about agriculture and got to get up close with farm animals.
Photos: Imagine Dragons at Target Center
Imagine Dragons played at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Feb., 27, 2022
Photos: Worldwide people show support for Ukraine
Thousands of people worldwide rallied to show support for Ukraine as Russian forces continue to fight to overtake Ukraine.
Photos: Ukrainian people flee for safety as soldiers continue to fight back Russians Sunday.
Photos from Ukraine on Sunday Feb. 27, 2022.
Photos: Marchers show support for Ukraine with rally in Minneapolis
Marchers including Ukrainian-Americans in Minnesota marched through Minneapolis toward the Stone Arch Bridge, where they met members of Minnesota's Belarusian community for a united front against Russian aggression.
Photos: Memorial service for Deshaun Hill Jr.
A memorial service was held for Deshaun Hill Jr., 15, Tuesday afternoon, February 22, 2022 at the Frank J. Lindquist Sanctuary at North Central University in Minneapolis.
Photos: Timberwolves 130, Nuggets 115
The Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Denver Nuggets 130-115 at the Target Center Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Minneapolis, Minn.
Girls hockey: Andover 3, Warroad 1
Andover girls hickey won 3-1 against Warroad Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022 at the Andover Ice Arena in Andover, Minn.
U.S. Pond Hockey youth night
The 17th annual U.S. Pond Hockey Championships started out with a youth night Wednesday night.
Chief Huffman introduces new appointees
Minneapolis Police Chief Huffman announced the newest appointments to the Minneapolis Police Administration.
Illinois 76, Gophers 53
Gophers men's basketball lost to Illinois State at Williams Arena on January 4, 2022, in Minneapolis, Minn.
Gophers 72, Green Bay 56
The Gophers beat Green Bay 72-56 at Williams Arena on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, in Minneapolis, Minn.
Gophers 79, Texas A&M Corpus Christi 71
Gophers vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi at Williams Arena on Dec. 14, 2021, in Minneapolis, Minn.
Gable Steveson at WWE
Olympic gold medal wrestler Gable Steveson was introduced at a WWE event at the Xcel Energy Center on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn.
Gophers men's basketball vs. Michigan State
The Gophers men's basketball hosted Michigan State at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Dec 8, 2021, in Minneapolis, Minn.
Cheryl Reeve named head coach of USA women's basketball
Cheryl Reeve was announced as the head coach of USA women's basketball at a press conference at Target Center on Wednesday, Dec., 8, 2021, in Minneapolis, Minn.
Winter Lights at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Winter Lights is an outdoor walking tour exhibit at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum through January 2.
Photos: Wild 5, New Jersey 2
The Minnesota Wild hosted the New Jersey Devils at the Xcel Energy Center on Dec. 2, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn.
Gophers women's basketball vs. North Carolina
The Gophers women's basketball hosted North Carolina at William's Arena on December 1, 2021, in Minneapolis, Minn.
Photos: Biden visits Minnesota
President Joe Biden visited Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount, Minn,, to promote the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law on November 30, 2021.
Timberwolves 110, New Orleans 96
The Timberwolves beat the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 in New Orleans.
Wild vs. San Jose Sharks
The Minnesota Wild hosted the San Jose Sharks at the Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn.
Class 4A volleyball state tournament semifinals
Class 4A volleyball state tournament semifinals: Wayzata High School verses Rogers High School
Inside the world of rodeo in Minnesota
Rodeos offer a chance for competitors to show off the skills needed for herding and managing cattle. But they're more than that.
Canterbury's Festival of Champions
The Festival of Champions was held at Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at Canterbury Park in Shakopee.
Superior National Forest after fire
Authorities offered a first look Wednesday at the stark, charred landscape left behind by northern Minnesota's Greenwood fire, a 41-square-mile wildfire that continues ravaging a large swath of the Superior National Forest after nearly four weeks.
Prep football: East Ridge at Eden Prairie football
Eden Prairie hosted Woodbury's East Ridge High School for the prep football season opener Thursday evening.
Pearl Harbor seaman's remains returned home
Navy Seaman 2nd Class Lloyd Timm Todd, 19, of Kellogg, Minnesota, was among 429 Sailors killed aboard USS Oklahoma while the ship was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor. On Thursday, sailors from Navy Operational Support Center Minneapolis provided military honors at MSP Airport as Timm's recently remains return to Minnesota.
Gable Steveson Day
Olympic wrestling gold medalist Gable Steveson vistited Apple Valley High School where he graduated high school Thursday for Gable Steveson Day.
Sentence brings mixed emotions to people at George Floyd Square
The verdict of 22.5 years for Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd left people with mixed emotions at George Floyd Square Friday afternoon.
State Fair's "Kickoff to Summer" begins
Hungry and thirsty fairgoers returned to the State Fairgrounds Thursday to indulge in some tasty treats for the first time since COVID-19 wiped out last summer's festival. The "Kickoff to Summer" event continues through Memorial Day.
Minnesotans travel on Memorial Day weekend
People are already camping at Jay Cook State Park in Duluth
Wild vs. Vegas Game 6
The Minnesota Wild play the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 6 of the playoffs
Vikings team activities May 26
The Vikings first team activities open to the media
MLK remembrance celebrations
MLK remembrance celebrations around the metro and nation on January 18, 2021
Snowkiting racing in Wayzata
The Wayzata Yacht Club hosted Snowkiting racing Sunday, January 17, 2021. The racing continues Sundays the rest of January and February.
Educators rally to delay reopening
The St. Paul Federation of Educators gathered educators, parents and community members for a car rally Tuesday outside the St. Paul Public Schools district office to call on the district to delay reopening until educators can be vaccinated, community transmission declines and they can communicate safety plans to families.
Stuck at home, Twin Cities kids publish their own neighborhood newspapers
No matter their angle or aesthetic, these newspapers are a source of community camaraderie.
Tensions with Iran add to strain for 'Army man' and his family
U.S. airstrike killing general and Iranian retaliation ramp up the stress of Minnesota National Guard deployment.
Aussie Peppers of Minnesota
The Australian national women's fastpitch softball team is spending a few months in Mankato as it makes a bid for the 2020 Olympics.
Bikini vs. snowman: Two spring scenes a year apart
These photos taken at Lake Nokomis were shot nearly one year, and 68 degrees apart. Move the slider in the middle of the image to see the differences between these two scenes.
The Vanishing Prairie: A closer look
As this dry summer draws to a close, the prairie seems a monochromatic brown. But look closer and its secrets are revealed …
For the past 47 years, the musically challenged have been given their chance to shine.
Dreaming of Waffles?
If it's March, it's maple syrup time at Elm Creek Park Reserve in Maple Grove.
Jump in the lake? OK
Lots of emotion comes with a youngster's first trip to overnight camp: excitement, yes, but nerves and homesickness, too. "Summer Samplers" offer kids a chance to ease in for three nights, rather than a full week, at YMCA Camp Ihduhapi on Lake Independence.