Health officials are telling doctors that the flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter. As flu season begins to ramp up, officials say the vaccine does not protect well against the dominant strain seen most commonly so far this year.
St. Louis County sheriff's officials have identified the two people who died and two others who were injured in an apparent carbon monoxide poisoning case near Duluth. Authorities say 39-year-old Michael Mechley and 11-year-old Charlene Mechley were found dead in a camper in Rice Lake Township Wednesday night.
Minnesota finance officials say lawmakers have a $1 billion projected surplus at their disposal in the upcoming session. The estimate provided Thursday in a new economic forecast should make for a smoother path to a new two-year budget.
Islamic leaders in St. Cloud say someone has vandalized at least two faith centers and worshipers' property in recent weeks. A Central Minnesota Islamic Center spokesman says windows have been broken at the center three times in the last few weeks.
Minnesota's high school sports league will soon vote on new guidelines for transgender students to participate in sports. The Minnesota State High School League is expected to vote Thursday morning on the controversial policy.
Officials are searching the Sheyenne River in West Fargo for a missing snowmobiler. Police in West Fargo say friends of 34-year-old Cole Schwindt reported him missing Tuesday night when he failed to meet them to go snowmobiling.
The Minnesota Twins have announced the signing of outfielder Torii Hunter to a $10.5 million, one-year contract. The Twins agreed to terms with Hunter on Tuesday night and announced the deal on Wednesday after Hunter passed a physical.
A man who was severely burned while working at an American Crystal Sugar plant last year has filed a lawsuit that accuses the company of negligence. Kevin Birnbaum was a contract worker at the East Grand Forks plant when the accident happened during an employee lockout in January 2013.
Winona State University is planning a candlelight vigil for a student found dead at a restaurant where she worked. The gathering Wednesday at 8 p.m. will take place at the alumni gazebo in the center of the Winona, Minnesota campus.
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