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Fatal Head-On Crash In Olmsted CountyThe Minnesota State Patrol is on the scene of a fatal head-on crash in Olmsted County Thursday morning.
Thanksgiving Meals On Wheels Volunteers Serving Up HopeThousands of Twin Cities families have food on the table Thursday thanks to Thanksgiving Meals on Wheels.
Best 2015 Holiday Restaurant Gift Card Deals In MinnesotaIt’s the best time of the year if you’re looking for a great deal on restaurant gift cards. Spend $100, get $20. Spend $100, get $25. Spend $25, get $5. It’s the perfect way to say “thank you” to coworkers, or your babysitter, or a great gift for family and friends.
Community Thanksgiving Meal Planned At 4th Precinct Protest SiteProtesters and community groups are planning a community Thanksgiving dinner outside of a Minneapolis police station where demonstrators have been camped out for more than a week.
2 Killed In South Mpls. Parking Lot Shooting IdentifiedAuthorities have identified the two men shot and killed inside a car in south Minneapolis last Sunday evening.
Expect Snowy, Icy Roads For Parts Of Minn. This ThanksgivingExpect snowy and icy roads this Thanksgiving as the first snow of the season hits the Twin Cities. From southwestern Minnesota to the metro this will primarily be a snow event, with one to three inches possible in spots.


So Far, Gov. Walker Fails To Bag A BuckWalker spokeswoman Laurel Patrick said he hunted on Sunday and Monday. He tweeted Sunday that he was "looking for a buck" in Vilas County and posted a picture of snow-covered woods. He tweeted again Monday that he was "back at it," with another picture of snow-dusted trees. Later Monday he tweeted that it was snowing but his view was amazing and included another picture of the woods.
Legal Fight Brewing Over PolyMet Mine DecisionsA top state official said Wednesday he was finalizing plans for retaining an outside law firm to handle lawsuits stemming from PolyMet Mining Corp.'s proposal to build a copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, which is expected to be challenged regardless of whether state regulators approve the project's needed permits.
Clinton Sets Minnesota Visit For Mid-December Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is planning a mid-December campaign stop in Minnesota. The former secretary of state's campaign announced Wednesday that Clinton will hold a "grassroots organizing" event on Dec. 15 in Minneapolis, with further details to come.
Minnesota GOP Volunteer Dismissed After 'Negro Problem' TweetThe chairman of Minnesota's Republican party says a local party's social media manager is being fired for referring to a "Negro problem" on Twitter.
Dayton Calls GOP PolyMet Talk Distraction To Avoid Special SessionGov. Mark Dayton isn't playing along with House Republicans' call to link a PolyMet project pledge to a special session for unemployed steelworkers.
Rep. Ellison Tours Small Businesses In Push For Paid Sick TimeRep. Keith Ellison led a walking tour in Minneapolis to show his support for small businesses and their employees, as workers and business owners push for a city-wide earned sick and fair scheduling ordinance.


2 Killed In South Mpls. Parking Lot Shooting IdentifiedAuthorities have identified the two men shot and killed inside a car in south Minneapolis last Sunday evening.
WCCO Talks With Protest Shooting Suspect's FatherThe Hennepin County Attorney's Office has until Monday to decide if it will charge four suspects in Monday night's shooting near the 4th Precinct in north Minneapolis. Police named the suspects Wednesday: Joseph Martin Backman, 27; Daniel Thomas Macey, 26; Allen Lawrence Scarsella, 23; and Nathan Wayne Gustavsson, 21.
As Jamar Clark Is Laid To Rest, A Call For PeaceTen days after the controversial shooting of Jamar Clark, a funeral was held for the 24-year-old in north Minneapolis.
Man Gets 12 Years For Involvement In Roommate's MurderFor the family and friends of Jamie Wylie, a nearly two-year criminal nightmare finally came to an end Wednesday in a Benton County courtroom.
Man, 18, Pleads Guilty To Killing Girlfriend’s DaughterA Minneapolis man pleaded guilty to murder charges in the beating death of a 2-year-old girl.
St. Paul Man Charged With Kidnapping, Sexually Assaulting Teen For DaysThe Ramsey County Attorney's Office has charged a St. Paul man with kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct after he allegedly locked up a young man in his basement and sexually assaulted him for days. Court documents say 55-year-old Wilbert Glover came up behind a 19-year-old man on a north Minneapolis street Friday and strangled him until he passed out.


Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best BetsIt is Thanksgiving and that means many of you may have started your long four-day weekend already. If you're hosting out of town guests or just looking for something fun and festive to do with your family we have you covered in Working for the Weekend.
Journey, Doobie Brothers Stop At Xcel Energy Center In 2016Journey and the Doobie Brothers are coming to the Xcel Energy Center Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016! Tickets go on sale December 5.
Judy Garland's Dress From 'The Wizard Of Oz' Sells For $1.5MThe iconic dress that Minnesota native Judy Garland wore in The Wizard Of Oz was sold at New York auction Monday.
Movie Blog: Top 10 MST3K Episodes EverIn the increasingly distant future — more than a quarter-century ago this Thanksgiving, A.D. — the greatest Thanksgiving gift of all time was unleashed on the world. On Thanksgiving Day 1988, Twin Cities station KTMA aired the first episodes of what would eventually turn into arguably the biggest, most culturally significant cult TV show of all time.
'Art Addict' & The Passions Of Peggy GuggenheimDespite the monetary connotations of her name, Peggy Guggenheim amassed one of the greatest collections of modern art in the world, and she did so without throwing tons of money around.
Stephen Colbert Returns To Host 'The Kennedy Center Honors'Stephen Colbert returns to host "The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors," to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 29 on CBS.


MNsure: 70 Pct. Of Customers Received Federal SubsidiesMore Minnesota residents are qualifying for financial help this year to buy coverage on the state's health insurance exchange. MNsure announced Monday that more than 70 percent of the customers buying private insurance so far this month have received federal subsidies. That's up from roughly 50 percent last year.
E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Chipotle SpreadsThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says new cases have been reported in California, New York and Ohio. Cases were reported in Minnesota earlier, while the majority of illnesses have been in Oregon and Washington.
Good Question: Are We Winning The War Against HIV/AIDS?Actor Charlie Sheen announced Tuesday morning that he is HIV-positive. He said he has known about the diagnosis for four years and has been taking daily antiretroviral medications to stay healthy. "It's a hard three letters to absorb," Sheen said.
MDH Might Launch PolyMet Health Impact StudyMinnesota's Department of Health is weighing a request to do a public health impact analysis on the proposed copper-nickel PolyMet Mining Corp. project on the Iron Range. Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday he intends to meet with the agency commissioner this week to determine next steps, including parameters for a potential study.
HCMC Breaks Ground On $220M ExpansionHennepin County Medical Center has broken ground on its largest expansion in history. The $220 million clinic building will house 40 clinics and specialty services ranging from surgery to cancer treatments.
Thanksgiving Turkey Prices Impacted By Bird FluSo much of the turkey talk this year has been about the bird flu. Minnesota was one of a handful of states that saw an epidemic that wiped out millions of turkeys.


Red Wing Pottery To Close; Owners Say They've Been BulliedThis will be the final season to buy holiday gifts at Red Wing Pottery. Owners Bruce and Irene Johnson say they're closing shop on Christmas Eve.
MOA Entices Holiday Customers With Experience ShoppingMany malls are struggling for customers in the lead up to one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. Online sales and fast checkouts have people staying at home -- and that is why the Mall of America in Bloomington is trying something new to lure customers.
Some MSP Airport Workers On Hunger Strike For Better WagesTwin Cities airport workers set up a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony just outside baggage claim on Wednesday -- one of America's busiest travel days of the year. It is where they could talk about the work they do, and the difficulty of raising a family on $10 an hour.
Safety Tips For Future Drone OwnersPlanning to get yourself or a loved one a drone during this holiday season? Then the Minnesota Department of Transportation wants to make sure you or your loved ones fly it safely.
Lunds & Byerlys Issues Recall Of Brined Whole TurkeysIf you recently bought your Thanksgiving bird from Lund's & Byerly's, you may want to check the label.
Reality Check: Cheap Thanksgiving Gas That trip on Thursday to Grandmother's house? It'll cost you a lot less this year. Thanksgiving gas prices are the lowest they've been in nearly a decade. They could go even lower.

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Good Question: What's The Markup At Retailers?With Black Friday coming up, potential customers already starting to see some really good deals -- 30, 40, and even 50 percent off. So, do stores make money on these sales? What are the markups? Good Question.
Farmers Say Warm Weather Will Make For Beautiful Christmas Trees This YearSome overachievers may already have done it, but most of us have yet to buy a Christmas Tree this year.
Minnesota Volunteers Bring Struggling Families The 'Best Christmas Ever'It's been said that some of life's biggest blessings come through adversity, and the story of "Best Christmas Ever." They're a small group of volunteers that's trying to bring just that to Minnesota families in need.
4 Things To Know: 4th Precinct Unrest, Hazardous Toys, & MoreThese are the four stories you need to know about for Thursday, Nov. 19. They include the latest on tensions and protest in North Minneapolis, and a list claiming to reveal the most hazardous toys of the holiday shopping season.
Good Question: How Much Should We Wash Fruits & Vegetables? With Thanksgiving just around the corner, many people are already thinking about how to make their elaborate dishes. From green bean casserole to mashed potatoes to apple pie, proper food preparation will be necessary to keep everyone healthy. So how much should we wash fruits and vegetables?
Distracted Driving On The Rise In Minnesota, And Police Are Cracking DownDistracted driving remains the leading cause of all injury and property damage crashes in Minnesota. It's also one of three top factors in all deadly accidents, ahead of alcohol.

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