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Colorado Man Dies In Becker County CrashA 39-year-old Colorado man died early Saturday morning in a crash in Becker County, officials say.
Leech Lake Residents Work To Revive Ojibwe Spiritual Traditions, One Pet At A TimeAnimal neglect used to be such a problem on the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota, with basic services like sterilization out of reach for many due to poverty and remoteness, that packs of stray dogs would sometimes bring traffic to a halt on the main highway.
6-Year-Old Boy Run Over By Trailer At Tree Farm, Suffers InjuriesA 6-year-old boy was injured on Friday after he fell off a trailer and was run over at a tree farm.
Car Fire Injures 1 In Golden ValleyA man is suffering from life-threatening injuries after his car hit a power pole and was engulfed in flames early Saturday morning.
Minnesota Weather: Slight Rain And Snow, But Mostly Clear Travel Conditions SaturdaySaturday will see some good travel weather for those returning home after visiting friends and family for Thanksgiving.
2 Killed In Crow Wing County Head-On CrashThe crash happened along Highway 210, east of White Pine Drive near Oak Lawn Township at about 6:20 p.m. According to investigators, one vehicle crossed the center line and struck another vehicle head-on.
Large Groups Rob Burnsville, Maplewood Best Buys On Black FridayPolice around the Twin Cities are investigating after large groups of thieves robbed Best Buy stores in Burnsville and Maplewood on Black Friday.
Family Of 5 Without Home After House Burns Down On ThanksgivingA family of five is without a home after their house just north of the Twin Cities burned down on Thanksgiving.
'A Very Unfortunate Accident': 5-Year-Old Boy Killed In Brooklyn Park Shooting Thanksgiving EveningThe shooting happened on the 8000 block of Florida Avenue North. Officers arrived at the scene at about 10:20 p.m.
'We Just Wanted To Go Hard': Shoppers Endure Early Mornings, Long Lines For Black Friday DealsCOVID-19 had a big impact on Black Friday shopping last year, but this year shoppers seem to be heading out to stores again.
Minnesota Wild Celebrates Native American Heritage Day With Special Jerseys When the Minnesota Wild warmed up on the ice Friday, they traded their green for something blue: a special jersey to celebrate Minnesota’s Indigenous communities.
Even After Heartbreaking Loss, 11-Year-Old Nika Hirsch Continues Black Friday Quest To Do 1,000 Kind DeedsA Minnesota sixth-grader stepped up her tradition of Black Friday giving this year and made it even bigger.
Rep. Ilhan Omar Says Boebert's Remarks Were 'Anti-Muslim Bigotry'Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert apologized Friday for using anti-Muslim language in describing a recent encounter she had with Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.
President Biden To Discuss Infrastructure Package In Rosemount Next WeekPresident Joe Biden is scheduled to stop in the Twin Cities next week to discuss the federal infrastructure package.
World Health Organization Calls New COVID Strain 'Variant Of Concern' (CBS News)Stocks fell precipitously on Friday, rattled by news of a new coronavirus variant that led several countries to impose travel restrictions.

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Sophie's Squad Raising Mental Health Awareness For Youth Athletes In MinnesotaA nonprofit is raising mental health awareness for youth athletes here in Minnesota, inspired by a young hockey player gone too soon.
Hornets Blister Timberwolves From Long Range, 133-115 Kelly Oubre Jr. matched a career high with seven 3-pointers and had 27 points off the bench, helping the surging Charlotte Hornets snap the Minnesota Timberwolves’ five-game winning streak with a 133-115 victory Friday night.
Minnesota Wild Celebrates Native American Heritage Day With Special Jerseys When the Minnesota Wild warmed up on the ice Friday, they traded their green for something blue: a special jersey to celebrate Minnesota’s Indigenous communities.
Aaron Rodgers To Play Sunday Against The Rams Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers hasn’t practiced all week due to a toe injury but is expected to play Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams.
After Being Taken To Mental Health Facility, Everson Griffen Placed On Reserve ListThe Minnesota Vikings placed Everson Griffen on reserve Friday following an incident earlier this week where police responded to his home and the defensive end was taken to a mental health facility.
Vikings, 49ers Both On NFC Upswings Going Into Sunday's GameSan Francisco (5-5) had lost five of six games before the recent turnaround that featured convincing wins over the Rams and Jacksonville. Minnesota (5-5) had lost back-to-back nail-biters to Dallas and Baltimore before responding with wins over the Chargers and Green Bay.
Gophers Lean On Tanner Morgan Against Surging Wisconsin BadgersWisconsin will be in town with Paul Bunyan's Axe, that hallowed trophy that Morgan and many of his teammates touched and treasured three years ago but has since been returned to its more familiar habitat with the Badgers.
West Central Area-Ashby To Play For 1st State Football ChampionshipWest Central Area-Ashby will play for their first state championship ever Friday when they meet up with Chatfield at U.S. Bank Stadium. It's been a season full of tight games for the Knights, none closer than their semifinal contest.
Timberwolves Co-Owner Marc Lore Going 'All In' On Franchise's Next EraNorman Seawright III got to spend some time recently with Marc Lore, one of the co-owners of the Timberwolves and the Lynx. While he's best known as an entrepreneur, he's diving into basketball and dedicated to elevating the organization and fan experience.

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Health officials raise concern over Omicron variant's global impactGlobal leaders are racing to contain a potentially more dangerous new coronavirus strain that was first discovered in South Africa. On Friday, the World Health Organization officially declared the Omicron strain a "variant of concern." CBS News foreign correspondent Debra Patta has more from Johannesburg on the increased precautionary measures some countries are taking to slow the spread of the virus, then Lana Zak speaks with Dr. Sujan Gogu, a physician who is part of the founding circle of Doctors in Politics, about the dangers of the Omicron variant.
NASA launches new mission to defend EarthA NASA spacecraft is on a mission to test technology that could defend Earth in the future. The spacecraft will deliberately crash into an asteroid to see if it can change its path. CBS News senior space analyst Bill Harwood joins CBSN's Lana Zak with more.
Black Friday protests blame environmental and social challenges on consumerismA growing number of people are protesting the holiday shopping season, arguing glutinous consumerism is creating environmental and social challenges. CBSN's Lana Zak spoke with senior content writer and style editor for Thred Media, Sofia Phillips, about the movement.
Fauci says he "would not be surprised" if new COVID variant is in U.S."When you have a virus like this, it almost invariably is ultimately going to go essentially all over," Fauci said.
Remembering legendary musical theater composer Stephen SondheimStephen Sondheim died on Friday at age 91. Tributes are pouring in for the notable musical theater composer. Leigh Scheps, a senior reporter at Inside Edition and CBSN's Broadway contributor, joins CBSN anchor Lana Zak to discuss Sondheim's life and legacy.