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Talking Points: What Dayton Wants Before Calling A Special SessionThe governor said he won’t call a special session unless he gets more funding for higher education and the Southwest Light Rail project.
Police: Man, 31, Dies After Fight In Alexandria Park Police in Alexandria say a 31-year-old man is dead following an overnight fight.
Veterans See Tax Break As Way To Make Minnesota More LivableTwo days after the Minnesota legislative session ended in chaos, Bob Dettmer sat silently as a small group of military veterans in the State Office Building gave him a round of applause.
Severed Fingers Found On Picnic BenchPolice in East Grand Forks are investigating after two fingers were found on a picnic bench in a recreation area.
Patrol: Man, 25, Dies In Rollover Near AitkinThe State Patrol says a 25-year-old man died Saturday night in a rollover crash near Aitkin.
Minot Reflects On Devastating 2011 FloodRiver levels never before experienced in the Souris River Valley damaged thousands of homes, striking a severe blow that pushed countless residents into temporary living quarters or forced them to leave the area entirely.

Latest Sports Headlines

Twins Top Mariners, Win Third Game StraightConsidering all the troubles of the first two months, the Minnesota Twins could laugh and crack some smiles after the wacky and unlikely double play to close out their third straight win.
Peterson Shows Up To OTAs Ready To WorkLike the ones that are driven, Peterson is pleased with the past, but sees room for improvement.
Horse Owned By Paul Allen, Vikings Makes Racing DebutThere's a big difference between what it feels like to bet on a horse and what it feels like to own it.
Twins' Big Hitters Not Living Up To ExpectationsThe two Twins in the batting order that could change the season are Brian Dozier and Miguel Sano. If they hit the projections coming into the season, things would be different.
Vikings' Loadholt Ready To Make Up For Lost TimePhil Loadholt is back where he wants to be -- practicing football with his team, the Vikings.
Pat Dean Shines As Twins Down MarinersPat Dean was making his second big league start, pitching for a Twins team that had four road victories and was facing Seattle ace Felix Hernandez before a revved-up Mariners crowd of more than 40,000.

Best Of Minnesota

Best Summer Backpacking Trips Near MinnesotaBackpacking through Minnesota is a relaxing and inexpensive way to vacation. The state has many recreational parks, forests and wildlife preservation sites. With a GPS, backpack gear and good walking shoes or hiking boots, you'll be ready to roll on.
Vote: Where Is The Best Drive-In Restaurant In Minnesota?There's always one place you can grab a bite to eat where time seems to have stopped -- a drive-in restaurant.
Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl's Top 5 Savory Rhubarb RecipesIt's Rhubarb season. They're stacked like cord-wood at the Farmers Market. It's good in more than just pie however! Dara gives you 5 savory ways to use it!
Best Movie Theater Deals In MinnesotaIt's not as expensive as you think to catch a flick in Minnesota. Check out the deals at these local theaters.
Best Places To Go Dancing In MinnesotaLift your mood with happy feet at these five great dance venues.
Best Untraditional Donut Shops In MinnesotaDo not miss these donuts!

WCCO Features

Mike's Mix: Camping CocktailsAs we get closer to summer and the weather gets warmer, more and more people are breaking out the tent and heading to the woods. Mike Augustyniak has three cocktails that are perfect for sitting around the campfire.
Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Week(end)From an outside reggae party Thursday night to a major independent hip hop festival at the state fairgrounds on Sunday, here are the four shows and events to see this weekend!
MNfusion: Local Designer Creates Gift For Florence + The MachineShake it out before grabbing at seat the Xcel Energy Center for Florence + The Machine. The British indie rockers will come through the Twin Cities are on June 2.
Wander Minnesota: MNSH's History Hound ProgramIf you're the parent of an elementary-aged child and you're looking for some fun, inventive ways to keep them and their brains running, look no further than the Minnesota Historical Society’s History Hound program.
Bite Of Minnesota: Mint Simple SyrupBeginning of the season offerings are usually limited to things like rhubarb, radishes, green onions and a salad mix or two. You can also expect preserved goods, fermented foods, meat, cheese, and plenty of sweets. I was particularly excited to find fresh mint, more specially spearmint so I could restock my supply of mint syrup.
Tap Talk: Tin Whiskers' 1st Anniversary Brew-Off Heads Back To St. PaulTin Whiskers is celebrating one year of brew-offs! In May 2015, Tin Whiskers decided to create a challenge that would incorporate several Minnesota breweries, unique flavors and customer choice.

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