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ZacStrong: Hockey Award Named For Boy Who Died Of CancerThree years ago, Zac Bartz passed away after a lifelong battle with cancer. As a way to honor Zac, the Chisago Lakes Hockey Association named an award after him for a player who shows courage, strength, and love for his teammates, among other attributes.
Wolf Kills Dog Walking Off-Leash Near DuluthA vet clinic in Duluth says one of their canine patients was killed by a wolf while walking off-leash along the beach Tuesday.
Sheriff: Woman, 2 Kids Injured In Andover Rollover CrashOne woman and two young children are hospitalized after a rollover crash early Tuesday evening in Andover. The Anoka County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened at about 5:45 p.m. near Bunker Lake Boulevard Northwest and 140th Avenue Northwest.
St. Paul Man Convicted Of Sex Trafficking, Raping, Beating WomenA St. Paul man pleaded guilty Tuesday to almost a dozen charges connected to recruiting, prostituting, trafficking, beating and raping women. The Ramsey County Attorney's Office says 35-year-old Rashad Ramon Ivy was the mastermind behind a sex trafficking organization that victimized at least seven women in St. Paul in 2015.
Weisman Art Museum Ponders The Magic Of CloudsIf you are trying to find some in-door entertainment during this chilly stretch, we got an idea. There is a new exhibit at the Weisman Art Museum which is all about celebrating clouds and our fascination with them.
Officers Who Stopped Suicidal Man Among Community Award RecipientsThe Minneapolis Police Department awarded Tuesday the highest honors to officers and community members who made a difference this past year.

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Crews Start Prepping TCF Bank Stadium For Outdoor HockeyWe're a little more than a week away from the return of professional hockey to the great outdoors in Minnesota. The Minnesota Wild will host the Chicago Blackhawks for an outdoor game at TCF Bank Stadium on the campus of the University of Minnesota.
Minneapolis Company To Craft Super Bowl RingsSince the first Super Bowl 50 years ago, a Minneapolis company has crafted what the players will wear for years.
Banham Gets Praise From Kobe Bryant For 60-Point GameUniversity of Minnesota senior Rachel Banham made national headlines on Sunday after scoring 60 points as the Gophers beat Northwestern in double overtime. The Lakeville native heard from her basketball idol on Tuesday, thanks to social media.
Ryder Cup Trophy Coming To Minnesota Golf ShowThe Ryder Cup will be held at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska in September, but golf fans won't have to wait that long to see one of the most historic trophies in golf. The trophy will make an appearance on Saturday at the Minnesota Golf Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center from 12 to 4 p.m.
4 Things To Know: Obama's Final Budget Proposal, Super Bowl Viewership, Johnny Manziel & MoreFrom President Obama's final budget proposal to the dissipation of New Year's resolutions, here's a look at the top four stories from Feb. 9, 2016.
Good Question: How Long Can Athletes Stay In The Game?At 39 years old, Peyton Manning is now the oldest quarterback to win a Super Bowl. He's been playing 18 years in the NFL, which is 15 years longer than the average NFL player.

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Tap Talk: Fair State Co-Op, Tin Whiskers Go Head-To-Head In 3rd Brew-OffBefore winter comes to a close, Tin Whiskers is hosting its third seasonal brew-off. On Wednesday, Feb. 17 the St. Paul brewery will face off against Minneapolis' cooperative brewery, Fair State Brewing.
Mike's Mix: Lyn65 Brunch CocktailsEvery week on Saturday, Mike Augustyniak goes in search of a new cocktail idea from a local mixologist. Today, he's heading back to Lyn65 in Richfield to kick off a series of brunch coctails.
Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See For The Week(end)From a Wine, Women & Song event to masterpieces being performed by the Rochester Symphony, here are the four shows to check out this weekend.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Controls Its Destiny In MIAC RaceSt. Thomas is rolling yet again this season. After cruising to an 87-72 win Wednesday night over Gustavus, the Tommies are 18-1 on the regular season and 13-1 in MIAC play with six games to go. They're on the verge of clinching a playoff spot with a four-game lead in the league and should secure the No. 1 seed for the MIAC Playoffs.
Wander Minnesota: Ice Sculptures At The St. Paul Winter CarnivalWinter has been all over the place this year, but one aspect holds steady: the St. Paul Winter Carnival, which runs through this weekend. One of the many fun things to do is to visit Rice Park and see the entries in the Ice Sculpture competition.
'Arabian Nights' At The Walker Art CenterIn the first part of his 6-hour, fantastical portrait of his native Portugal during “bread and water” austerity, director Miguel Gomes admits that the idea behind his fresh-cut trilogy might be the dumbest he’s ever had.

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