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Woman Charged with Hitting, Dragging Another Woman; Victim in Critical Condition

Vanessa Uzong, 24 - Photo: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office

A woman is charged with first-degree assault after authorities say she hit and dragged another woman in Minneapolis.

Police say Vanessa Uzong, 24, was driving and hit 26-year-old Miera Horton who was walking in the area of Fifth Street and Hennepin Avenue around 1 a.m. Saturday.

Complaint: Augie's Cabaret Shooting Stemmed from Feud

A St. Paul woman has been charged with second-degree murder after a woman was shot and killed in a downtown Minneapolis night spot over the weekend.

The shooting happened at Augie's Bourbon Street Cabaret on Hennepin Avenue around 1 a.m. Saturday. The victim has been identified as 32-year-old Lakisha Neal of Minneapolis.

DNR: Conservative Deer Season will Lower Harvest

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The deer hunting season is coming up quickly, and this year the harvest limit may be the lowest it’s been since the early 1980s.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources big game program leader Leslie McInenly says the harvest could come in around 120,000; last year, 170,000 deer were harvested.

KSTP/SurveyUSA Poll: Is Minnesota Prepared for Ebola?

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Minnesota health experts say they have been preparing for weeks, and hospitals have been planning for months for Ebola to reach the state.

In our latest, exclusive KSTP/SurveyUSA poll, we asked Minnesotans if they think we’re prepared for Ebola here at home. The majority said "no."

Local Liberians Feel Stigmatized Due to Ebola Fears in Minnesota

Some members of the 30,000 plus Liberian population in the northwest metro say they feel stigmatized. 

Even though there hasn't been a single case of Ebola in Minnesota, local Liberians believe those outside of their neighborhood look at them not like a person, but a possible carrier of the virus.

City of Minneapolis has Big Plans for Former Nicollet Hotel Site

There could soon be a massive addition coming to Nicollet Mall.

While a plan to redesign the mall is already in the works, a new project could have you looking up, way up.

Minneapolis is accepting development ideas for a high rise on the city-owned block north of the Central Library along Nicollet Mall.

New Vikings Stadium Nearly Quarter Complete

Officials are confident the Minnesota Vikings' new $1 billion stadium will be completed on time in 2016.
Reporters and photographers were given a tour of the construction site in downtown Minneapolis Monday. Nine months after the old Metrodome was demolished, officials say the new stadium is 23 percent complete as of the end of September.