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Good Question: Why Ashes On Ash Wednesday?Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, a day when millions of Christians all over the world head to church and leave with a cross of ashes on their foreheads. So, why ashes on Ash Wednesday? Good Question.
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4 Things To Know: Realer Barbie, Affluenza Teen In Court, & MoreThese are the four stories you need to know about for Friday, Jan. 29. They include a high-profile makeover for an American icon, and a protest expected in response to a wildly successful documentary miniseries.
St. Paul School Mulls Dropping Holiday CelebrationsBruce Vento Elementary School in St. Paul serves more children of color than white students. That is why Principal Scott Masini wants to find a way to honor and engage in holidays that are inclusive of the student population.
How To Dispose Of Christmas Trees In The MetroAs the holiday season comes to an end, it's time to clean up after Christmas, and for many families, that means figuring out how to dispose of your tree and decorations.
4 Things To Know: Post-Holiday Sales, Winter WallopThese are the four stories you need to know about for Monday, Dec. 28. They include the Twin Cities' likely first major wallop of snow this season, and post-Christmas sales you might consider taking advantage of.
Kwanzaa Celebration Kicks Off At Minnesota History CenterThe African-American celebration of Kwanzaa kicked off at the Minnesota History Center. The holiday has been honored for nearly 50 years.
After Vandals Destroy Champlin Man's Christmas Lights, Community Comes TogetherA Champlin man's light display is back up thanks to help from people in the community. Dozens of people helped Peter Brown's thousands of lights shine bright after vandals tore part of the display down earlier this week.
After Loss Of 2 Children, Twin Cities Couple Opens Hearts To Adopted SonFor a Twin Cities couple, the holidays are a mix of hope and pain. After unspeakable loss, the Johnson's are focused on the needs of a new member of the family.
Psychologist Offers Advice On Dealing With 'Holiday Blues'This can be a difficult time with the financial strain of buying gifts, anxiety caused by relatives who are visiting, or loneliness as a result of loved ones who are now gone.
Lack Of Snow Puts Some Christmas Traditions On HoldEven though winter officially started earlier this week, the winter weather has been slow to arrive. Those hoping to snow shoe or drop a fishing line in a frozen lake will have to wait, possibly, up to a couple of more weeks.
Holidazzle Settles Into Its Final WeekendIt is the last weekend to enjoy all the fun at this year's Holidazzle in Minneapolis. The free event ends Sunday night in Loring Park. The movie "Frozen" will be shown, followed by fireworks at 6:30 p.m.

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