Some Winter Equipment In Short Supply As Snowfall Heads For MinnesotaAt Bryant Hardware in Minneapolis, you can wait until the need is there to buy sidewalk salt, but snow shovel supply is a bit more limited, due to worldwide supply chain problems.
How Minnesotans Can 'Winterize' Their Vehicles For Winter DrivingAs a winter storm rolls through, Minnesota roads are expected to be slick. Auto shops say a quick vehicle checkup could save you a big headache down the road.
1 Man Dead And Another Injured in St. Anthony IncidentOne man is dead and another injured in a St. Anthony incident Saturday evening.
Minnesota Weather: Winter Weather Advisory For Northern MN, Cold Temps To FollowA winter weather advisory is in place for areas north of the north metro until 7 a.m. Sunday for about 2-4 inches of snow.
First Omicron Case Identified In WisconsinThe Wisconsin Department of Health Services has identified the first case of the Omicron variant in Wisconsin on Saturday.
5 California Residents Infected with Omicron After Wisconsin WeddingFive out of 12 California residents are infected with the Omicron variant after attending a Wisconsin wedding in Milwaukee County.
Calls For MPD Officer To Be Disciplined After Video Of Arrest Goes ViralThere are calls for a Minneapolis police officer to be disciplined after a viral social media video shows a physical struggle as he tries to arrest a 64-year-old man in an Aldi store.
Man, 75, Killed In Otter Tail County CrashA 75-year-old man died on Friday evening after a crash on Highway 210 in west-central Minnesota.
47-Year-Old Woman Shot In Head In St. PaulA woman is in critical condition after she was shot in the head in St. Paul early Saturday morning, authorities say.

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'The Right Decision For Us': More Twin Cities Bars, Restaurants Requiring Proof Of VaccinationThe Omicron variant has created a renewed push for people to get their vaccinations. Additionally, more places are now requiring you to show proof you've gotten your shots.
Federal Medical Teams Provide COVID Aid At HCMCFederal medical teams are at three Minnesota hospitals to help with the COVID-19 surge.
COVID In Minnesota: 62 More Deaths As Omicron Variant Arrives In MinnesotaMinnesota's latest rolling seven-day average positivity rate has ticked down another notch, currently sitting at 10.3% from a recent peak of 11%. That's still, however, above the line considered "high risk," which is drawn at 10%.
Anoka-Hennepin Extending Winter Break For Mental Health Needs, Staff ShortageAnoka-Hennepin says the time off will start one day earlier -- on Dec. 22 -- and students will return one day later. Classes will now resume Jan. 3. District officials say the extra time off will help address mental health needs.
Experts Still Learning About Omicron; Minnesota Case Detected Early Due To Virus Surveillance SystemThe first case was found in California followed by Minnesota on Thursday. A Hennepin County man tested positive after traveling to New York for a convention November 19. He is vaccinated and experienced mild symptoms, the state’s heath department said.
'A Boost At The Right Time': Federal Teams Help Minnesota Hospitals Overwhelmed By COVIDA group from the U.S. Air Force started their work this week at St. Cloud Hospital. WCCO went along for one of their shifts.

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Tattersall's Puckish, Arby's Fry-Flavored Vodka Hits Store Shelves ... And Promptly Sells OutThose looking to raise eyebrows with their holiday gifts given this year should grab their wallets and head out Thursday. Thanks to Minneapolis-based Tattersall Distilling, two new fry-flavored vodkas are now available for purchase.
Reality TV Show 'The B-----------' Erases WCCO From Minneapolis SkylineA popular reality TV show looks to have taken a piece of the Minneapolis skyline away. We can't help but wonder how everyone walking along the Mall in that shot knew whether warmer or cooler temperatures were on the way, or if it was going to rain.
Guthrie Audience Member's Pre-Show Rant Delays Opening Night For 'Christmas Carol'In the video, the woman is seen yelling at other people standing near her to "get out of my country." According to another audience member's report, the incident happened "right as the lights were dimming to start the show and then we all heard yelling and it went crazy for like 40 minutes after that."
It's National Cheese Curd DayYou won't find this holiday on many calendars, and you won't get a day off of work for it. But Friday is a national holiday, and one likely to be particularly dear to Minnesotans and Wisconsinites -- National Cheese Curd Day!
Minnesotans Vote For Giant Beaver As State Fossil
Where You Can Get A Free Cup Of Joe On National Coffee DayWednesday is National Coffee Day, and Americans are big coffee drinkers. Nearly 60% of Americans chose coffee each day, more than any other beverage.

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Death toll from Indonesia volcano eruption rises to 13Seven people are still missing.
Biden and Putin to speak amid growing tension between Russia and UkraineIntelligence reports indicate that Russia may be planning military action against Ukraine. President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin are scheduled to have a teleconference on Tuesday as the crisis escalates. Christina Ruffini has more.
Scientists studying whether Omicron is more resistant to vaccinesScientists around the world are studying the COVID-19 Omicron variant to determine if it is more resistant to vaccines than previous strains of the virus. Debora Patta reports.
Fearful under Taliban rule, Afghan families anxiously await evacuation from KabulFor so many Afghan families, just getting to Kabul International Airport has been extraordinarily difficult. They are now taking the next big step in their journey to a new life, a journey many Afghan interpreters are undertaking with their loved ones. Many fear death under the Taliban’s rule, a worry that only grows with every passing day. Imtiyaz Tyab reports on the latest in Afghanistan.
Some Afghan families fear for their safety in Taliban-controlled KabulFor the Afghans who got out, the next hurdle is to start a new life. But others must continue to wait.
U.S. warns of possible Russian invasion of Ukraine with 175,000 troops in 2022The plans involve extensive movement of 100 battalion tactical groups with an estimated 175,000 personnel, along with armor, artillery and equipment, according to an administration official.