1. Minnesotans begin digging out from two-day storm: The powerful storm didn't bring quite as much snow as originally forecast, said National Weather Service meteorologist Paige Marten. But what did fall was enough to cause cancellations and disruptions across the state. Read more.
  2. New development on Minneapolis Kmart site is still years away: When the Kmart store in South Minneapolis closed in the summer of 2020 it was meant to pave the way for the long-sought reopening of Nicollet Avenue. But a number of factors keep pushing the timeline on redevelopment. Read more.
  3. Lawsuit alleges former DNC and MN political operative defrauded South Dakota cannabis companies: The lawsuit claims that Will Hailer and the three funds he manages solicited a total of $3.5 million in investments with the "intention of stealing and/or misappropriating most of the money." Read more.
  4. Rocori settles lawsuit with Cold Spring family that said district failed to respond to racism: The school district has agreed to pay $140,000 to settle with the mother who sued the district on behalf of two of her children, who she alleged faced harassment and discrimination from both students and staff. Read more.
  5. Minneapolis woman given probation for role in shooting that wounded 3-year-old son: The boy's father was previously sentenced on child endangerment charges related to the 2022 shooting in north Minneapolis. Read more.

Viral video shows 6-year-old Minnesota girl try to shovel, give up dramatically: "Mom Candace Dudley recorded her daughter Willow attempting to shovel their drive, showing her pushing mightily against the heavy snow, before giving up by falling to her knees – Platoon style – and collapsing backwards in the snow," writes Tommy Wiita with Bring Me The News. Watch here.

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It's all about fish fries at Twin Cities-area restaurants — here are 35 to try: Break out the tartar sauce. It's officially Lent, which means that Friday night fish fries are a dinnertime staple. While the Taste team loves a good church fish fry, there are just too many to mention. So they turned to these metro-area restaurants to get their deep-fried fill. Read more.


National pickleball tournament will go on despite storm: In recent years, pickleball has exploded in Minnesota. It's popularity is such that nearly 1,000 professional and amateur pickleball players will converge in Lakeville this week to compete at the Vulcan Indoor National Championships. Read more.

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Crew tried to stop Ohio train after alert about overheating wheel bearing, NTSB says: The National Transportation Safety Board report released Thursday didn't formally reach conclusions about the cause of the derailment, but revealed new information about it. The Feb. 3 derailment has ignited calls for stricter regulation and increased fines for railroad safety breaches, Washington Post reporters Ian Duncan and Luz Lazo say. Read more.


Feb. 23, 2014: A couple of dozen hardy souls braved temperatures in the teens to practice yoga in the snow on the Nicollet Mall. (Photo: Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune)