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Cold air to settle in behind overnight snowfall
Once again it appears that far northwest Minnesota will miss out on the next snow event. So far this season, Fargo, N.D. has accumulated 4.5 inches of snow, with 0.9 inches falling in December. All of Minnesota will experience colder temperatures as we close out December and move into January. The ...
A big year for construction in Minneapolis
Minneapolis saw a record $2 billion in new construction in 2014, up about 60 percent from the previous year. ...
Wake held for slain NYPD officer
Rafael Ramos was one of two patrolmen killed last weekend by a gunmen whose motive may have included revenge for the deaths of two unarmed black men at the hands of authorities. ...
Obama sends prayers, best wishes on Kwanzaa
The seven-day African-American holiday starts Friday. ...
St. Paul schools pay most employees who missed checks
St. Paul Public Schools has paid most of its employees who didn't receive scheduled direct deposits this week, the district announced Friday afternoon. ...
Want to solve the world's most heated disagreements? Bring your wallet
Everybody and everything has a price -- including empathy. That's according to a study published online in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences earlier this year. ...
Before we get to a week of endless lists and reviews of 2014, let's pause for one more Christmas moment before we move along. ...
Waste officials: Don't trash your Christmas tree
State waste officials are reminding people that it's against the law to throw real Christmas trees in the trash. ...
MNsure nears 60,000 health coverage signups
Minnesotans have until noon on Dec. 31 to sign up for health insurance effective Jan. 1. ...
Scientists target mess from Christmas tree needles
Keeping a tree well-watered goes a long way toward minimizing the needle problem. But beyond that, scientists are trying to find ways to make trees less messy and keep them fresh through the holidays. ...
Can Bloomington prosecute mall protest leaders for Facebook posts?
Bloomington's city attorney is promising to scour the Facebook pages of organizers of last weekend's Black Lives Matter protest at the Mall of America and use what she finds -- if she finds anything -- to prosecute them for the illegal protest. ...
Possible hack of Sony, Microsoft game console sites
If you can't get your new Sony PlayStation or Microsoft Xbox online today, you can blame the Lizard Squad -- or (indirectly) North Korea. Or maybe neither. ...
With two killings, a shift in attitude toward police
A deranged man's assasination of two New York City police officers has derailed the nationwide protests against the killings of unarmed blacks, at least if you believe the New York Times. ...
Lindstrom man killed after car strikes power pole
Authorities say the man was at the wheel of a car that struck the pole, rolled on its side and came to a rest in a ditch with live wires across it. ...
Top business stories of 2014 in Minnesota
The after-effects of two massive information technology disasters late in 2013 continued to dominate the Minnesota business landscape in 2014. ...
American flag as doormat
A shopping mall in Russia has had it with the U.S.-led sanctions against the country in the wake of Russia's incursion into Ukraine. ...
Cops deliver airline tickets to sick teen
2014 was a tough year for Audra Daniloff, 17. The Saukville, Wisc., teen spent much of it at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin fighting Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis, which stimulates the immune system to attack the body. ...
A taste of December with accumulating snow and colder temperatures
Christmas Day temperatures were relatively mild for the season and snow that fell in parts of central and northern Minnesota accumulated generally less than an inch. An inch(1.1) was reported at Moose Lake, in Carlton County, Minnesota. Travel conditions deteriorate this evening. Accumulating snow a ...
Wisconsin man leaves Xmas tree up for 40 years
For all the doing-good stories that populate the news at this time of the year, it's a shame someone couldn't have stepped forward to help bring Olson's son home. ...
Gas prices drop below $2 at some Twin Cities stations
Gas prices have dropped below $2 per gallon at select Minnesota stations, reflecting steadily dropping prices to levels not seen for five years. ...
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