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Drivers Stranded In SW Minn. Due To Strong Winds, Drifting SnowStrong wind gusts are creating whiteout conditions in portions of southwest Minnesota. A blizzard warning remains in effect until noon Monday and includes the cities of Mankato, New Ulm and Fairmont.
Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby Canceled Due To Poor Ice ConditionsFor just the second time in 41 years, a popular ice fishing contest just west of the Twin Cities has been canceled because of poor ice conditions. The Ice Fishing Derby on Maple Lake, which typically draws about 9,000 people every year, was originally scheduled for Feb. 6.
Stench-Ridden Corpse Flower Blooms At 'U'The pungent Corpse Flower bloomed last night at the University of Minnesota's College of Biological Sciences Conservatory, emitting a rotten smell that filled the greenhouse.
Convicted Rapist Indicted On 2 Rapes, Charged In A 3rd Hennepin County officials say a previously convicted rapist who was released from prison last spring has been indicted on several felony counts for allegedly raping two women in December. He also faces charges from a third rape case stemming from last summer.
Vadnais Heights Jimmy John's Sandwich Makers Win National CompetitionSome of the fastest food preparers in the country live in Minnesota. They now have bragging rights, and major money to prove it.
Officials: New Lyme Disease-Causing Bacteria Species Discovered At Mayo ClinicA new species of Lyme disease-causing bacteria has been discovered by Mayo Clinic scientists.

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Banham Earns Big Ten Honor After Setting Scoring RecordUniversity of Minnesota senior guard Rachel Banham set a Big Ten single-game record and tied an NCAA record with 60 points in a win at Northwestern Sunday. Banham was named the Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday.
Brett Favre Biography To Be Released In NovemberBrett Favre, selected last weekend for the NFL Hall of Fame, will be the subject of a biography coming out in November.
The Denver Defense RestsThe Denver Broncos defense, led by Super Bowl MVP Von Miller, stifled Cam Newton and the pyrotechnic Carolina Panthers offense.
4 Things To Know: Broncos Win Super Bowl 50, Beyonce Coming To Mpls. & MoreFrom the Denver Broncos winning Super Bowl 50 to the Chinese New Year to Beyonce stopping at TCF Bank Stadium on her latest tour, here's a look at the top four stories from Monday, Feb. 8, 2016.
Broncos Defense Dominates To Win Super Bowl 24-10Peyton Manning gave himself a chance to have a Super ending to his career. Von Miller and the Denver defense made the plays to secure the title for the Broncos.
Twitter Reacts To Super Bowl 50The Denver Broncos are NFL champs, let's see how the Twitter world congratulated them.

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Best Shows In Minnesota To See On Your Valentines Day DateMake it a night to remember!
Best Valentine's Day Travel Destinations Near MinnesotaTake a romantic drive this Valentine's weekend to a tryst of your choice.
Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl's Top 5 Nacho RecipesWe did guacamole last year. We're doing nachos this year. Here are Dara's Top 5 Nacho recipes perfect for the "big game"!
Best Mommy & Me Classes In MinnesotaEnjoy your baby while you can!
Best Mardi Gras Parties In MinnesotaYou don't have to travel to New Orleans to get into the Mardi Gras spirit.
Top Geologic Wonders To See In AlaskaThe Top geological wonders to see in Alaska include enormous glaciers and the highest peak in North America

WCCO Blogs

Mike's Mix: Lyn65 Brunch CocktailsEvery week on Saturday, Mike Augustyniak goes in search of a new cocktail idea from a local mixologist. Today, he's heading back to Lyn65 in Richfield to kick off a series of brunch coctails.
Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See For The Week(end)From a Wine, Women & Song event to masterpieces being performed by the Rochester Symphony, here are the four shows to check out this weekend.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Controls Its Destiny In MIAC RaceSt. Thomas is rolling yet again this season. After cruising to an 87-72 win Wednesday night over Gustavus, the Tommies are 18-1 on the regular season and 13-1 in MIAC play with six games to go. They're on the verge of clinching a playoff spot with a four-game lead in the league and should secure the No. 1 seed for the MIAC Playoffs.
Wander Minnesota: Ice Sculptures At The St. Paul Winter CarnivalWinter has been all over the place this year, but one aspect holds steady: the St. Paul Winter Carnival, which runs through this weekend. One of the many fun things to do is to visit Rice Park and see the entries in the Ice Sculpture competition.
'Arabian Nights' At The Walker Art CenterIn the first part of his 6-hour, fantastical portrait of his native Portugal during “bread and water” austerity, director Miguel Gomes admits that the idea behind his fresh-cut trilogy might be the dumbest he’s ever had.
Prep Blog: This Weekend's Top High School Match-UpsThere is nothing better than the postseason when it comes to high school sports. For many programs, it's about proving the resume that was built over the course of the regular season. This week, we feature two hockey playoff games and top match-ups in boys hockey and boys basketball.

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