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Officials Searching Alexandria Lake For Missing PersonA search is underway for a missing boater or swimmer Saturday evening.
State Patrol: Fatal Crash Backs Up Traffic On I-35W In BlaineMinnesota State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash on Interstate 35W in Blaine.
Wis. State Patrol: 18-Year-Old Arrested For OWI With Child In CarOfficials arrested an 18-year-old Wisconsin man Saturday for operating a vehicle under the influence with a minor in the car.
Fairchild, Minnesota State Fair's Mascot, Turns 50A member of the Minnesota State Fair family is celebrating a milestone. Fairchild, the mascot, turns 50 this year. He joined the fair in 1966 after he was named in a statewide contest.
Iron Range Companies, United Steelworkers Reach DealCliffs Natural Resources has reached a tentative contract with Steelworkers at iron mines in Minnesota and Michigan.
Meet The Minnesota State Fair's Butter Sculptor!Linda Christensen has been carving butter into beautiful busts for 45 years at the Minnesota State Fair.

Latest Sports Headlines

Everson Griffen Growing Into Role As Vikings' CaptainIt starts at practice, where Everson Griffen wants to prove he's there every day, for everyone.
Twins Blow 5-Run Lead In 8-7 Loss To Blue JaysMelvin Upton Jr. hit an RBI triple and continued home on a misplay in the eighth inning, completing Toronto's rally from a five-run deficit and sending the AL East-leading Blue Jays over the Minnesota Twins 8-7 Saturday.
Twins Fall To Blue Jays 15-8 In 8th Straight LossRussell Martin and Justin Smoak each homered and drove in five runs as Toronto hammered Minnesota 15-8 Friday night, handing the Twins their eighth straight loss.
Lynx Fall To Sun 84-80 In WNBA's Return From OlympicsAlyssa Thomas scored 15 points to lead the Connecticut Sun to an 84-80 victory over the defending champion Minnesota Lynx on Friday night in the WNBA's return from the Olympic break.
London Has Unfinished Business At East RidgeMaybe Dominik London is successful because he likes it at Woodbury's East Ridge High School, where the toughest part of the game is on the practice field.
'Vikings Voyage' Lets Fans Face The Pros At U.S. Bank StadiumVikings Voyage is another unique aspect of U.S. Bank Stadium where fans can test their skills through virtual reality and other methods.

Best Of Minnesota

Top Spots Near Minnesota To Say Goodbye To SummerThese are the best places to say goodbye to the magnificence of summertime.
Best Toddler Clothing Stores In MinnesotaOutfit your kids at one of these five chic-shopping sites in Minnesota.
Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl's Top 5 Roast Corn RecipesOf course one of the all-time favorite State Fair foods is the roast corn – but what can you do after the State Fair, to get those good roast corn flavors at home? Dara has her Top 5 right here!
Best Oldies Music Bars In MinnesotaTake a trip back in time with these Oldies music bars.
Best Spicy Food Restaurants In MinnesotaFive Minnesota establishments offer fare spicy enough for the most seasoned palate.
Ask A Minnesota Expert: Preparing For Fall FashionFall fashion this year is fluid and multifaceted, according to Amy Rosenthal, CEO and co-founder of the boutique Amalli Talli. Layered flowing contours, whimsical prints, and vintage jewelry show a mid-60s/early 70s flair. The dot-com 90s make a 50s-style statement in leather biker and jean jackets and pearl chokers. Platform shoes, velvet, and suede and flannel are in. And so are skinny jeans. Career gals still pocket a smart phone in a pant suit, but more are converting to the skirt suit. Bold and bright accessories warm the cool look of a fall wardrobe.

WCCO Features

5 Must-Try New State Fair Foods In 2016For many, the fair is a one-time affair, during which, tackling all 32 foods could bit a bit daunting. So, for those who are looking to maximize their trip, and their wallets, we've taste-tested the new foods and compiled our list of must-try items.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Football Hungry After 2015 Title RunThe St. Thomas football team reported for its fall camp on Aug. 13, and there's already a sense of urgency for the Tommies.
Tap Talk: Corn, Cookies Among Inspiration For State Fair BeerFor the 2016 Great Minnesota Get Together, corn, cookies and even funnel cake served as inspiration for brewers. So, wash down your favorite fair food on a stick with some these new craft beers!
Tap Talk: LTD Brewing Co. Hosts Release Party For Triple IPAIPA lovers, head to Hopkins this weekend! For the third year in a row, Hopkins' LTD Brewing Company is releasing their popular beer Sleepwalker.
Mike's Mix: Smack Shack's HurricaneEach week, Mike Augustyniak finds a new cocktail from a local mixologist. This week, he tries a twist on the "quintessential drink of New Orleans."
'Lo And Behold': Werner Herzog Vs. The InternetThe legendary Bavarian filmmaker Werner Herzog grew up without electricity, running water or a telephone in the aftermath of WWII. He made his first movies with a camera he stole from a school. Now 73, the director of dozens of features and documentaries, such as "Grizzly Man" and "Aguirre, the Wrath of God", has focused his lens on the most important development in recent human history: the internet.

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