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55 mph winds batter western, southern Minnesota

A blizzard warning for the area has been extended until 6 p.m. In the metro, strong winds cause windchill readings to drop.

Cruise ship that sailed in storm headed back to home port

A Royal Caribbean cruise ship ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday, forcing frightened passengers into their cabins overnight as their belongings flew about, waves rose as high as 30 feet, and winds howled outside. The cruise line says that although no one was injured and the ship suffered only minor damage, it's turning around and sailing back to its home port in New Jersey.

12,700 wildlife habitat projects completed in 2015

Work done by members of Pheasants Forever

Minneapolis sick-leave study group nears deadline

The 19-member group is set to provide a policy recommendation to the City Council by late February.

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Souhan: Who's better than the Vikings going into next season?

The only teams that can enter 2016 accurately thinking they are clearly better than the Vikings are the last two team to lose to the Broncos:

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Souhan: What's next for Manning after grabbing elusive second ring?

Seeing the sunset through the confetti after winning the Super Bowl, Peyton Manning looks primed for next chapter.

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Review: History Theatre's 'George Bonga' is a low-key portrait of a MN legend

History Theatre's "George Bonga: Minnesota Voyageur" explores questions of identity and justice.

Grace after gunfire: 'The Amish Project' has its must-see regional premiere at Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater

Playwright-actor Jessica Dickey plays all the parts in a compelling drama based on a true crime.