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'Super Plungers' Take 24-Hour Frigid Dip In RochesterAll night long, a group of "Super Plungers" in Rochester have been braving the cold and diving into an icy lake. Sounds crazy right? But it is an annual tradition to kick off the city's Polar Plunge.
'Padraig's Place' Gets Families Into Adaptive SkiingFor parents of children with special needs, simple things like going out to dinner as a family can be a challenge. That is why Brian and Eileen Foley started Padraig's Place adaptive ski program, which gives families the chance to hit the slopes together.
Ban Lifted For Former MN Priest Convicted Of Sexual AssaultJeyapaul was suspended in 2010 after being charged with sexually assaulting a teenage parishioner while serving at Blessed Sacrament Church in Greenbush in 2004.
Inaugural Minnesota Redneck Festival To Take Place In MayEvents include lawnmower racing, an armpit serenade, bowling with tires and trash cans, toilet seat horseshoes and Miss and Mr. 'Merica contests.
Missing White Bear Lake Man Found DeadAuthorities have found the body of a missing 20-year-old White Bear Lake man. Joshua Papenheim was last seen by his roommate at 6 a.m. Wednesday, according to officials. His last known location was Beaver Bay at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.
One Person Found Dead In Fiery Cottage Grove CrashA single vehicle crash left one dead in Cottage Grove Saturday morning. Authorities were called to the area of Innovation Road south of Highway 61 for report of a possible fire. When they arrived, they discovered a vehicle on fire.

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Lavine Named Rising Stars Challenge MVPLaVine had 30 points and seven rebounds and the United States team beat the World team 157-154 in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night to kick off the weekend festivities.
'Padraig's Place' Gets Families Into Adaptive SkiingFor parents of children with special needs, simple things like going out to dinner as a family can be a challenge. That is why Brian and Eileen Foley started Padraig's Place adaptive ski program, which gives families the chance to hit the slopes together.
Former Paralympic Swimmer Coaching At Robbinsdale Armstrong HighJustin Zook has spent much of his life in the water. Now, he's passing on what he's learned as the swimming coach at Robbinsdale Armstrong High School.
Dance Team Rules Modified After Controversial DisqualificationThe best high school dancers in the state are competing in Minneapolis this weekend at Target Center during the Minnesota State Dance Championships. The competition drew controversy last year after the Faribault Emeralds took the crown for the AAA high kick competition.
Too Cold To Lay The Ice At TCF Bank Stadium FridayCrews have been busy putting up the boards at TCF Bank Stadium for the NHL Stadium Series, in order to get the place looking like an ice arena. The crews will begin laying the ice on Saturday, because it was too cold Friday afternoon.
Mauer: Concussion Symptoms Blurred My Vision At The PlateThe concussion Joe Mauer sustained in August 2013 effectively ended his career as a catcher, and since transitioning to first base the Minnesota Twins icon has been in diminished state with the bat.

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Best Indoor Rock Climbing In MinnesotaBe adventurous in a controlled environment! Visit one of these top indoor rock climbing facilities in Minnesota.
Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl's Top 5 Oven Roasted Chicken RecipesAre you looking for some fresh ideas, some new flavors to this important wintertime standby? Dara has oven roasted chicken recipes to warm up your home!
Best Indoor Basketball Courts In MinnesotaIf an outdoor basketball court is beyond your reach, or you prefer an indoor game, these spacious indoor courts are conveniently located and open to the public.
Best Valentine's Day Bars For Singles In MinnesotaJust because you're single doesn't mean you have to stay in this Valentine's Day.
Best Valentine's Day Dinners In MinnesotaEnjoy a most romantic evening with a reservation at one of these local restaurants.
Best Places For Dress Shoes In MinnesotaFinish your outfit with flair by selecting the best in footwear.

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Mike's Mix: Lost In Translation At Restaurant AlmaEvery week on Saturday, Mike Augustyniak goes in search of a new cocktail idea from a local mixologist. Just in time for Valentine's Day, Mike heads to a place that's special for so many couples -- Restaurant Alma in Minneapolis
Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Weekend (Valentine's Day Edition)Predictably enough, this weekend's events skew heavily toward Valentine's Day. But they're all great shows to check out -- from "Jazz in the Jungle" in Uptown to "The Love Show" in St. Paul.
'Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words' ReviewedCary Grant in Hitchcock’s “Notorious,” pioneered a career of international stardom that looks modern, if not normal, to today’s viewers, but in her time was anything but.
MNfusion: Red Cow Offers Alternative To Fish Fry Fridays For LentOn Wednesday, the season of Lent began for Christians around the world. For many of Catholic denomination, this also marked the beginning of the end of meat on Fridays.
Prep Blog: Friday's Top High School Match-UpsDon't look now, but we are already in state tournament time for the winter sports seasons. The State Alpine and Nordic Ski Championships were held this week at Giant's Ridge in Biwabik. This weekend, dancers take center stage at Target Center for the annual High-Kick and Jazz competitions among the top programs in the state.
Guy On A Bike: Bikes As Tools For LearningBetsy Stretch is a self-proclaimed bike geek, and proud of it. So, when the MN Department of Education began implementing engineering science standards for middle school students, she used bicycles as a teaching tool in her classes at Marcy Open.

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