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Best International Festivals To Attend This Fall

A look at five of the best international festivals and events held in the fall.

08/26/2015

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‘Phoenix’ Achieves Moments Of Brilliance, Explores Identity After The Holocaust

Perhaps the best thing about Phoenix, the latest film from German director Christian Petzold, is that the ending is perfect, absolutely perfect. Not only does it neatly wrap the post-WWII story together, it hits you with a punch of emotion so strong you’ll be teary-eyed and breathless as the credits roll in dead silence.

08/20/2015

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Found In A Dump, Lost Purple Heart Medal Heading To Family

The family of Wiljo Matalamaki clung to his Purple Heart, a tribute to a young man sent to World War II who never returned, whose body was never found. Then the medal, too, was lost.

08/07/2015

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From Poland To Minnesota, Vikings’ Aiyegbusi Finds Home In A Foreign Sport

At 6 feet 9 inches tall and 345 pounds, the only thing at training camp bigger than him is his fame. As only the 5th Polish player to ever sign an NFL contract, everyone’s interested in Babatunde Aiyegbusi.

08/03/2015

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Germany Shelves Nazi Crimes Probe Of US Man

German prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, saying Friday that the 96-year-old is not fit for trial.

07/31/2015

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Americans Taking Advantage Of Free College Tuition In Germany

Talk of which university to attend is a common conversation in the Mulholland household. “I have UNI, River Falls and Eau Claire,” Hannah Mulholland said. Her brother and sister both left school roughly $30,000 in debt. That weighs on her mind, and her mom’s.

07/07/2015

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Polish Prospect: Vikings Give Giant 27-Year-Old Tackle A Try

Babatunde Aiyegbusi has limited American football experience in leagues in Germany and his native Poland. Yet the 27-year-old offensive tackle is getting a shot at the NFL.

06/21/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Corned Beef In Minnesota

Every year on March 17, everyone’s a little Irish — even if it’s painfully obvious we’re not. According to your votes, Stillwater’s Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter German restaurant serves the best corned beef and cabbage in Minnesota, a typically Irish dish.

03/12/2015

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Good Question: Where Do Our Immigrants Come From?

Some Republicans don’t want the President, among other things, to grant legal status to undocumented parents who have children born in the U.S. Where do our immigrants come from? And, how have those groups changed over time? Good Questions.

03/02/2015

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Best Holiday Markets In Minnesota

Ring in the holidays with fun, décor and gifts at these festive markets.

12/15/2014

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General Motors 3Q Profit Nearly Doubles

The automaker posted a net profit of $1.38 billion, or 81 cents per share, from July through September.

10/23/2014

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This Woman Is Trying To Bring A Massive Family Reunion To Minn.

A Minnesota woman says she’s on track to get thousands of family members in the same spot one year from now. Linda Drellack will spend two years planning what she hoped would be the world’s largest family reunion in Hastings.

08/06/2014

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7 World Cup Pitch Invaders Who Regret Nothing

Although their fates remain a mystery, these few moments of glory will always be remembered…by them.

07/14/2014

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7 Things To Know Before Argentina-Germany World Cup Final

On Sunday at 3PM ET, the 22 best players over the past month will take the field and try to win their country a trophy and prove to the world that they are the best football club. Here are 7 things you need to know before Argentina and Germany take the pitch for which should be a hard fought battle.

07/11/2014

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Brazil’s Devastating Loss Told By 7 Devastated Fans

No one felt the pain of those seven goals like the fans in the stands

07/09/2014

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Keidel: World Cup Runneth Over

You’ll notice the ratings for this World Cup are highest in the Northeast, where folks try rather hard to look most enlightened. And you may also notice by the time the U.S. team lost to Belgium, some of them had already jumped ship.

07/03/2014

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Thousands Play Hooky To Watch World Cup

The U.S. won, despite losing Thursday in the World Cup. Thomas Mueller scored the only goal as Germany beat Team USA 1-0 in Brazil. But the U.S. team still had a good enough record to advance to the next round. The USA will play on, and the Twin Cities will party on.

06/26/2014

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Obama Watches US In World Cup On Way To Minnesota

Air Force One gave President Barack Obama an advantage that wasn’t available to many other frequent flyers Thursday: the opportunity to watch the U.S. team play World Cup soccer.

06/26/2014

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8 Times Germany’s Coach Joachim Loew Was Over The Rain

Joachim Loew didn’t just battle the U.S., he did so while dealing with his nemesis…rain. Here’s the 8 times Germany’s head coach Joachim Loew was over the rain in Recife, Brazil…

06/26/2014

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Plane Wreckage Pulled From Lake Superior

Two large pieces of the single-engine plane that crashed into Lake Superior earlier this month, killing the pilot, have been recovered. The victim of the crash was 47-year-old Alexander Georg Obersteg of Steinfeld, Germany.

06/24/2014

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Exchange Student Died In Sauk Rapids Plane Crash

A German foreign exchange student was one of the two victims when a plane crashed into a house last week. The experimental plane went down Friday night in Sauk Rapids.

06/23/2014

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6 Animal Look-alikes Of The World Cup

The players and coaches have been channeling their inner spiritual animal this year.

06/19/2014

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Sheriff: German Man Died In Lake Superior Crash

Authorities in northeastern Minnesota say the pilot who died when his plane crashed into Lake Superior last weekend was from Germany. The St. Louis County sheriff’s office identifies the man as 47-year-old Alexander Georg Obersteg of Steinfeld, Germany.

06/11/2014

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NE Minneapolis Nazi-Suspect Case Moves Ahead

Germany’s highest criminal court has ruled that the country has jurisdiction over the case of a retired Minnesota carpenter that an Associated Press investigation exposed as a former commander in a Nazi SS-led unit.

05/22/2014

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Movie Blog: ‘Generation War’ @ The Lagoon

Sympathizing with Nazis is something the viewer is pushed to do in “Generation War,” a four-and-a-half hour German miniseries that was originally titled “Our Mothers, Our Fathers.”

03/14/2014

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