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MSP Magazine: Andrew Zimmern's best list for 2011

Andrew Zimmern looks back at 2011 and weighs in on the best and worst meals, chefs and TV food moments.
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Andrew Zimmern looks back at 2011 and weighs in on the best and worst meals, chefs and TV food moments.

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Woman breaks free after being kidnapped and taken to Brooklyn Park

The woman was taken by force as she arrived at her work in Plymouth.

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How the fastest animal on the planet returned to MN after local extinction

The fastest animal on Earth had once vanished from Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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St. Paul's new 'skate trail' brings non-traditional park to life

Gateway Park is the first of four parks to open in the Highland Bridge redevelopment.

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80 mph winds, large hail possible with severe storms in MN

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for much of the state until 3 a.m. Saturday.

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30 people evacuated as flooding hammers small town

It's assumed that at least eight inches of rain fell in Randall, with more heavy rain expected Friday night into Saturday morning.

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Boy dies in motorcycle crash in Rochester

Police are investigating as of Friday afternoon.

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Numerous severe storms likely in Minnesota Friday night

Watch the video for the full details with meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.

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Teen pleads guilty in shooting death of 15-year-old girl in Columbia Heights

Damico Jamal-Tokyo High will receive a sentence in juvenile court, along with an adult prison sentence.

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Walz wants to use surplus money to send direct payments to Minnesotans

It's a renewed effort from a previous proposal from Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan's supplemental budget in January.

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Jan. 6 committee says aide for WI senator tried to give fake elector info to Pence

The attempt was discovered through text messages in the ongoing public hearing held by the Jan. 6 select committee.

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Minnesota State colleges, U of M boosting tuition again

The Minnesota State system's Board of Trustee's approved the increase Wednesday.

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MSP Magazine: Children and diet in America

Andrew Zimmern writes, "One of the most important pieces of editorial content you will ever read came down the pipe on March 27 in The New York Times. Mark Bittman’s eloquent and learned piece on children and diet in America is a clarion call to action for not only parents but for anyone with half a brain left in their head after being beaten senseless with the “if it isn’t happening to me right now it doesn’t matter” stick."

'Bizarre Foods' host Andrew Zimmern to launch food truck at state fair

Edina resident and "Bizarre Foods" host Andrew Zimmern is rolling out a new food truck at the Minnesota State Fair. Named AZ Canteen, the truck will serve food inspired by Zimmern's global travels on the hit Travel Channel show. Among Zimmern's menu items are cabrito butter burgers, crispy pork belly with green papaya salad, and griddled veal tongue sliders.

What's next for foodie Andrew Zimmern? A run for office

The chef and television personality famous for "Bizarre Foods" says he knows what his next career will be: "I'm going to run for public office in Minnesota." He's not sure what office it'll be - maybe city council - but he says he wants to help people.