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Classes Canceled, Snow Emergencies Declared In Twin CitiesSome students have the day off in Minnesota as a powerful storm approaches the state. The storm is expected to bring blizzard-like conditions to far southern Minnesota through Tuesday night. Wind gusts of up to 40 mph could cause whiteout conditions.
Best Pet Shops For Bird Owners In MinnesotaDon't ruffle your feathers over where to shop for bird supplies. Here's a bird's eye view of the top pet shops in Minnesota for bird owners.
Meet Mankato's Snow Plow ManResidents in the Mankato area have had a good Samaritan helping them out during the winter for about a decade now. When the snow starts flying, Andy Johnson gets going with his plow.
Minneapolis, St. Paul Declare Snow Emergencies Following Winter StormThe city of Minneapolis declared a snow emergency Tuesday morning following a winter storm that brought a few inches of snow to the metro area.
Minnesota Senator Kathy Sheran Will Not Seek Re-Election In 2016A top Minnesota Senate Democrat on social services issues is not seeking re-election in 2016. Sen. Kathy Sheran announced on Monday her plans to retire after her third term is up. Sheran was first elected to the Mankato-area district in 2006.
Best Ways To Spend New Year's Day In MinnesotaNew Year's Day offers an opportunity to get out and do new things without the hassle of crowds.
Mankato Student Creates 'Bucket List' For Her Terminally Ill DogA Mankato State University student is doing something unique to remember someone special in her life. Olivia Anderson says her dog, Sadie, was diagnosed with cancer and given weeks to live.
Finding Minnesota: The Woodworking NunThe sawing and chipping sounds coming from a wood shop in Mankato mean another work of art is in progress. Detailed wooden sculptures come out of the shop, many with religious symbolism. The surprising part, though, is who's making them.
Hoffner Gets 4-Year Extension At MSU-MankatoMinnesota State University has reached an agreement with football coach Todd Hoffner on a four-year contract extension. The university announced late Monday that the deal will begin next season, effective July 1, 2016, and pay Hoffner an annual salary of $126,397.
State Patrol To Unveil Unmarked Cars To Help Against Distracted DrivingThe Minnesota State Patrol is planning to introduce some new tools that will help keep the roads safer. On Monday, the department plans to unveil five new unmarked cars that will just focus on stopping distracted drivers, a particular frustration to state troopers.
Death Of Mankato West Student Still Under InvestigationThe Blue Earth County Sheriff's Office says an autopsy has been completed on Hannah Kathleen Oliva of New Ulm, but her official cause and manner of death won't be available until lab test results are back.
Police Treating Death Of Mankato Teen As SuspiciousAuthorities in southern Minnesota are treating the death of a 16-year-old girl whose body was found in a field as suspicious. The Blue Earth County Sheriff's Office was called around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday about a car sitting in a field off of Highway 68 northwest of Mankato.

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