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Man Killed In Austin Garage Fire ID'dAuthorities have identified an Austin man who died in a garage fire on Thanksgiving morning. Austin Fire Chief Jim McCoy says 43-year-old Jorge Abeyta was found dead inside the garage when firefighters arrived around 9 a.m. Thursday.
Man Pleads Guilty To Murder In Beating Death Outside Fargo BarA man has pleaded guilty for his part in the death of man during a fight outside a Fargo bar in May. Scott Moen is one of four people charged in the kicking and beating death of 35-year-old Joey Gaarsland outside Rick's Bar. The victim's wife was also hurt in the fight.
Lawmakers Debate Special Session To Discuss Disparities Among Black CommunityMinnesota's lawmakers and community leaders are brainstorming how to aid their state's hurting black community in a possible special session, though some acknowledge the issues may prove too weighty to take on in a one-day legislative blitz.
1 Dead In Rollover Crash In Cass CountyA Pine River man is dead after a rollover crash in Cass County early Saturday morning. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, 42-year-old Michael D. Kelly was traveling southbound on Highway 371 just north of Pine River when he lost control and hit a road sign.
4 Things To Do: Krueger's Christmas Tree Farm, Shrine Circus, Holidazzle & MoreFrom a Christmas market in Excelsior to a Christmas tree farm in Lake Elmo, here’s a look at the four things to do this weekend in Minnesota!
Create A Twizzard At The Mall Of AmericaOften we're told to put down our smartphones, but at Mall of America they are asking you to pick it up! This weekend, you can take part in a Twizzard at MOA. The Mall of America is asking guests to use their phones to create an indoor blizzard using Twitter.

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Injury Report: Minnesota Vikings Expect To Have Smith And Griffen On The Field SundayThe Minnesota Vikings should have two of their most important defensive players available on Sunday. Safety Harrison Smith and defensive end Everson Griffen each missed two practices this week, but they both expects to play against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday at the Georgia Dome. The Vikings have nine players listed on their injury report while the Falcons have seven on theirs.
Fmr. NBA Player Reaches Out To Teens About AddictionChris Herren is not a name recognized locally, but his story applies to all because it is a story of how you can become addicted. Herren played division one basketball and made it to the NBA -- until heroin took over his life.
Winnipeg Jets Beat Minnesota Wild 3-1Early in the first period of his NHL debut, Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck stopped a wrist shot from Minnesota's Charlie Coyle. Making that first save calmed Hellebuyck's nerves, and he didn't have much reason to stress after. He only faced 14 more shots.
Gophers Holds Off Mavericks 93-90Joey King scored 18 points and Bakary Konate added 14 with 10 rebounds and Minnesota held off Nebraska-Omaha 93-90 on Friday. Carlos Morris scored 17 points, Nate Mason added 16 and freshman Jordan Murphy chipped in 14 for the Golden Gophers (4-2).
10 Over-The-Top Reactions Based On The NBA’s First MonthWe're just one month into the NBA season, but that won't stop us from drawing conclusions.
A Look A t Milt Newton's Journey From Troubled Kid To Timberwolves GMKent Amos sat in his Washington, D.C., living room 36 years ago, three lost boys standing before him. Amos and his wife Carmen were embarking on a new mentoring program for wayward children, and 14-year-old Milt Newton was among the first three candidates to receive the family's help.

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Mike's Mix: Tom & Jerry’s At Spoon And StableIn the spirit of the holiday season, Mike tried a Tom & Jerry from one of Minneapolis' hottest new restaurants – Spoon and Stable.
5 Reasons To Visit Minnesota For Winter BreakCome check out Minnesota's cooler side.
State Parks Give Free Admission On Black FridayWhile many Minnesotans spent Black Friday shopping for bargains, state parks were also packed. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources waived fees to enter all 75 state parks.
Shinola North Hosts Pop-Up Market For Small Business SaturdayAfter Thanksgiving, after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday is the next event to celebrate. The Saturday after Thanksgiving is all about shopping local.
DeRusha Eats: Kramarczuk's Holidazzle SausageThe Holidazzle will begin Friday evening and will be underway all month long. The event, which changed from a parade to a holiday village in 2014, is introducing some new changes in 2015. In addition to the new location in Loring Park, there is new food. Among the new dishes is a special sausage created by Kramarczuk's.
Ask A Minnesota Expert: Tips For Giving Your Pet A Quality BathDoes your furry friend rebel at the sight of a water-filled tub? Many pet lovers struggle to give their pets a bath. It shouldn't be so stressful. Jennifer Anderson, the owner of a pet grooming salon and a mobile pet grooming salon service, shares her techniques with pet owners who are simply trying to bathe a pooch or keep kitty clean.

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Mike's Mix: Tom & Jerry’s At Spoon And StableIn the spirit of the holiday season, Mike tried a Tom & Jerry from one of Minneapolis' hottest new restaurants – Spoon and Stable.
Tommies Blog: Rival St. John's Next After 57-14 Playoff WinThe No. 4-ranked St. Thomas football team knew what was at stake Saturday if it beat La Verne (CA) in its first round NCAA Playoff game. First of all, a victory guaranteed another week of football. It also most likely meant a rematch with their biggest MIAC rival. That's exactly the stage this week after the Tommies routed the Leopards 57-14 to improve to 11-0 on the season.
MNfusion: Macy's Celebrates The HolidaysWith temperatures in the 50s and green still showing on the ground, it's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is here. Even more so, it's hard to believe there's only a month until Christmas.
Movie Blog: Top 10 MST3K Episodes EverIn the increasingly distant future — more than a quarter-century ago this Thanksgiving, A.D. — the greatest Thanksgiving gift of all time was unleashed on the world. On Thanksgiving Day 1988, Twin Cities station KTMA aired the first episodes of what would eventually turn into arguably the biggest, most culturally significant cult TV show of all time.
'Art Addict' & The Passions Of Peggy GuggenheimDespite the monetary connotations of her name, Peggy Guggenheim amassed one of the greatest collections of modern art in the world, and she did so without throwing tons of money around.
Tap Talk: Brewery Trying To Win Over Macro-Brew Drinkers With '2-Pint Conversion'Are you a craft beer drinker who is annoyed with your friends who refuse to drink local craft beer? Or are you a big brand beer drinker, but want to branch out?
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