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Moorhead, MN, United States

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Meet the winter Paralympic athletes from Minnesota

With five athletes covering three different sports at the Beijing Winter Paralympics, Minnesota has already claimed three medals at the Games so far. → Read More

Winter Olympics: What to watch for this week

This is the first official week of the Beijing games. Here are a few Olympic events to keep an eye on. → Read More

Keep an eye out for these Minnesota Olympians this weekend

The first week of the Olympics is wrapping up, but over the weekend you can catch Minnesota athletes competing in basketball, swimming, track and field, volleyball and basketball. Here’s the lineup of events throughout the weekend and how to watch them. → Read More

Minnesota Olympians set for Day 5 competitions

Here are the details on which athletes are competing Wednesday, plus a summary of what happened for Minnesota athletes on Tuesday. → Read More

Meet the summer Olympians from Minnesota

More than 20 athletes attending the Tokyo Summer Olympics have a connection to Minnesota. Get to know the athletes, and follow this page for updates on when athletes are set to compete. → Read More

Trouble with rent? Here's how to get help during the pandemic

The coronavirus effect on the economy has left many struggling to keep up with rent and mortgage payments. MPR News reached out to housing assistance experts to get some advice on what to do if you can’t keep up when rent is due. → Read More

Watch as a near-Earth asteroid heads back out to space

Asteroid 1998 OR2 safely passed by Earth at about 4:55 a.m. Wednesday morning. But you can watch the 1.5-mile-wile space rock as it heads back out to space starting at 1:30 p.m. today through the Virtual Telescope Project live stream. → Read More

Planting roots: Gardening while staying at home

A few tips for getting a small veggie garden going at home amid a pandemic. → Read More

Connect to the cold: Why you should consider winter camping

With a little preparation, winter camping can give you a chance to connect to a quiet, serene outdoors and quick access to some of your favorite winter activities. → Read More

Quadrantids meteor shower may put on a show Saturday morning

There’s a chance to catch one of the best annual meteor showers very early on Saturday as long as the skies are clear and you can wake up for it. → Read More

Ask a 'sotan: Does Minnesota really have more shoreline than California?

Does Minnesota has more shoreline than California? A curious fairgoer wants to know. It turns out, one programmer from Minnesota found the answer. → Read More

Ask a 'sotan: How many craft breweries can our state handle without closures?

Does it seem like we're at max brewpub? Not quite, says John Garland, deputy editor of The Growler Magazine. → Read More

Here are the least crowded days to go to the State Fair, according to data

Based on attendance data from the Minnesota State Fair, your best day to avoid the crowds and long lines is the first day on Thursday. Check out the attendance data for the fair since 2012. → Read More

MSP: Take the north security checkpoint, please!

As construction begins on Terminal 1 ticket lobby, airport officials ask that passengers use the north security checkpoint. → Read More

4 tips to keep food safe during your summer celebrations

As July Fourth approaches, federal officials are reminding grillers and potato salad lovers to stay vigilant this summer when it comes to foodborne illness. Here's how to stay safe. → Read More

Ask a 'sotan: How can I be a better neighbor this winter?

We asked Minnesotans from around the state for ideas on how to help your neighborhood when the snow banks pile up. → Read More

Beat the cold at its own game: Build a snow fort

It's prime snow fort building time in most places across Minnesota. Here are a few different proven approaches. → Read More

Feeling a little stuffed? Hike it off during Free Park Day after Thanksgiving

Entrance fees for all Minnesota state parks will be waived Friday as part of the fourth annual "Free Park Day." → Read More

Take a break from the news by taking a virtual hike

It's a bit cloudy but join MPR News as we walk the Winchell Trail at the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. It's on the west bank of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. → Read More

The U.S. imports this bee by the gallon. Why can't we raise our own?

Students and researchers in Fargo have been studying a species of bee that's key to growing alfalfa throughout the U.S. This bee has helped increase the seed production of the crop, yet the insect has trouble adapting to life in the United States. → Read More