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Nat Geo Names Grand Marais Among Top U.S. Adventure Towns

 

National Geographic has built what they call the ultimate state-by-state guide to the Top-100 adventure towns in America -- and included on the list is Grand Marais, Minnesota; on the north shore of Lake Superior in the state's arrowhead region.

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Minnesota Awarded Major League Soccer Franchise

Major League Soccer (MLS) has awarded a franchise to Minnesota! The official announcement was made this morning (March 25) at a press conference at Target Field in Minneapolis.

The franchise has been awarded to an ownership group that includes Dr. Bill McGuire, owner of Minneapolis-base

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Northern Lights May Be Visible Across Minnesota Tonight

A strong solar storm on the surface of the sun has sent waves of magnetic plasma streaming towards earth for the past couple of days -- and one of the effects could be a spectacular show across the Minnesota sky tonight; in the form of the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis.

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Spring Forward: Daylight Savings Time Begins This Weekend

If the warmer temperatures aren't enough to convince you that Spring is near, maybe the start of Daylight Savings Time will help convince you. It officially starts at 2 AM this Sunday morning; so either before you go to bed Saturday night, or first thing Sunday morning -- roll your clocks ahead one hour.

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Forbes Ranks Twin Cites #17 On ‘Best For Business’ List

Forbes looked at the 200 largest metros in America and ranked the Twin Cities 17th on the 'Best for Business & Careers' list for 2015 -- right between San Antonio, TX at #16 and San Francisco, CA at #18. Raleigh, NC topped the list, followed by Des Moines, IA at #2.

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Cleanup From I-94 Pileup Near Clearwater [Watch]

The Minnesota State Patrol responded to 51 crashes yesterday in the St. Cloud area. One person was killed on I-94 and six others were hurt in a pileup that included 40 vehicles and forced the closure of the interstate in both directions. Here's some post-pileup cleanup B-roll video captured by StormChasingVideo.com.

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11 Year-Old Writes Letter Asking Wild To Acquire Her Dad (And They Did)

11 year-old Minnesotan Jordyn Leopold wrote a letter to the Minnesota Wild, telling the team she missed her dad -- asking them to acquire the Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman. Yesterday the Wild brought Leopold home to Minnesota.

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20 Things Minnesotans Should Brag About (But Don’t Because It’s Not Nice)

A couple of years ago Buzzfeed published a list of things that Minnesota is famous for. Here are the top-20 things from that list -- and frankly I think we need to throw the ol' 'Minnesota Nice' out the window and do some good old fashioned bragging.

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Minneapolis Among Top-10 Cities For Football Fans

With the Super Bowl approaching, the brainiacs at WalletHub took a look at the 142 biggest cites in America and determined which were the best cities for football fans. Green Bay finished in the top spot. Las Vegas finished last. Minneapolis came in at #10. Here's the full list.

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Saint Paul Named 2nd Best NHL City In America

Home of the Minnesota Wild and the Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul has been named the second best 'NHL City in America' by SmartAsset.com. Minnesota's top-ranked hockey fan base, combined with a high quality of life put the Capitol City near the top of the list. Pittsburgh, PA came in at number-one.

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Minnesotans: Where We Come From Today

With immigration such a big issue, the New York Times published a state by state breakdown of where the population of each state has come from. It was interesting to see where the Minnesotans of today are from. Here's how our current make-up shakes down.

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Lack Of Snow Rough On Many Minnesotans

From outdoor enthusiasts to business owners -- this winter's lack of snow has been bad news for many Minnesotans. In fact, it's actually been the third mild winter in a row. Here in St. Cloud, we're 14" below average since December 1st, and 28" below where we were this time last year.

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