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Not Watching the Super Bowl? 5 Great Things To Do Instead

Not Watching the Super Bowl? 5 Great Things To Do Instead

How the football-adverse can get the best out of Super Bowl Sunday.
U.S. Postage Rates Rise ... Again

U.S. Postage Rates Rise ... Again

The U.S. Postal Service's increase for the cost of a first-class stamp is the largest hike for consumer postage in more than a decade.
Travel West of St. Michael

Travel West of St. Michael "Dangerous" Due to Huge Drifts on Major Roads

Authorities are advising no travel around St. Cloud if you have to leave the freeway. Roads are opening in western Minnesota, but conditions are still not favorable for driving.
The 15 Freakiest Blizzard Photos

The 15 Freakiest Blizzard Photos

Blowing snow closed roads and forced people to stay inside.
Fireball Damages, Disrupts Natural Gas Lines in Canada, Dakotas, Minnesota

Fireball Damages, Disrupts Natural Gas Lines in Canada, Dakotas, Minnesota

Some Twin Cities metro areas are at risk of having its natural gas supply affected by the rupture in Manitoba.
Blizzard Warning: New Snow, Winds Combine for Treacherous Conditions Sunday

Blizzard Warning: New Snow, Winds Combine for Treacherous Conditions Sunday

High winds and new snow are making travel treacherous in open areas.
Albertville Man Needs Votes for Shot at Red Bull Crashed Ice Event

Albertville Man Needs Votes for Shot at Red Bull Crashed Ice Event

Chris Barta, a Rogers native, is aiming for his third crack at the amazing track.
Parents Angry Over School Overcrowding Solutions: News Roundup

Parents Angry Over School Overcrowding Solutions: News Roundup

The top stories from our Patch sites in the Twin Cities this week include children evacuated after a carbon monoxide leak and a doctor cited for misconduct.
Coffee Lovers Rejoice: Study Says It's as Hydrating as Water

Coffee Lovers Rejoice: Study Says It's as Hydrating as Water

New research refutes the notion that coffee dehydrates the body.
The Best Super Bowl Snack Recipes

The Best Super Bowl Snack Recipes

Wow the crowd with these party-pleasers.
The New Law of the Land for Same-Sex Married Couples: Best of the Blogs

The New Law of the Land for Same-Sex Married Couples: Best of the Blogs

Here are the top blogs in our Twin Cities Patches.
St. Michael Son-in-Law Hopes Everyone Sees Red at Grammy Awards

St. Michael Son-in-Law Hopes Everyone Sees Red at Grammy Awards

Music producer John Rausch, husband of STMA graduate Julie Hedlund, could strike gold Sunday night if Taylor Swift's "Red" wins big.
More Than 150 Beers At St. Paul Festival This Weekend: Regional Weekender

More Than 150 Beers At St. Paul Festival This Weekend: Regional Weekender

Three things to do in the Twin Cities area include an art sled rally and a championship cat show.
Winds, Snow Creating 'Ground Blizzard' Conditions West of St. Michael

Winds, Snow Creating 'Ground Blizzard' Conditions West of St. Michael

Dozens of spinouts and accidents have been reported in the Twin Cities metro. In rural areas, authorities are advising no travel as the wind whips around snow, reducing visibility.
Is Your Kid Addicted to the Internet?

Is Your Kid Addicted to the Internet?

A look at the growing problem of Internet addiction in kids all over the world.
Income Taxes 2014: When Will IRS Begin Accepting Returns?

Income Taxes 2014: When Will IRS Begin Accepting Returns?

October's government shutdown has affected filing dates — so the Internal Revenue Service says it won't process tax returns before Jan. 31.
Minnesota’s Next Weather Worry: Drought

Minnesota’s Next Weather Worry: Drought

Large parts of the Midwest, including the Twin Cities, are seeing persistent or intensifying drought.
What’s Open, What’s Closed on MLK Day in St. Michael

What’s Open, What’s Closed on MLK Day in St. Michael

Today is the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In observance a federal holiday, several things close down. But we also have a few ideas of how to spend the day.
Police Says Student’s Death Was ‘Suspicious’: News Roundup

Police Says Student’s Death Was ‘Suspicious’: News Roundup

The top stories from our Patch sites in the Twin Cities include an interview with the father of a child who drowned in a pond.