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Readers' choice: The 10 stories you clicked the most on BMTN this year

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Here's a look at which BringMeTheNews stories you, our readers, clicked the most in 2014:

1) Loser's compassion after state wrestling match moves crowd to tears

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The story of Steve McKee, who battled cancer to watch his son Mitchell McKee defeat Malik Stewart in a state wrestling title bout.

2) Charges: Neighbor pulls gun on dad teaching daughter to ride bike

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In June, a man was accused of pulling a gun on a neighbor who was teaching his 7-year-old daughter how to ride a bike in Rosemount.

3) Patrol: Stay off roads through weekend; National Guard called to help

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In the middle of the year's biggest snowstorm, roads became impassable, stranding drivers in dangerous conditions.

4) ‘Aaron is not afraid’: Minnesota man lives final moments with inspiring grace

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Young Minneapolis father Aaron Purmort, after a long battle with cancer, neared the end of his life with his wife, Nora, and their child by his side.

5) 1 million beads, 20,000 hours, 7 miles of wire – and one wedding dress

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Edina designer Gail Be wowed the fashion world by unveiling a wedding dress made with 1 million beads.

6) Update: Robin Williams in MN for rehab; reported after spotted at local DQ

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A photo of the actor in a small Minnesota town led to confirmation he was in the state for rehab. He died by suicide weeks later.

7) Frozen: Ice castle to open in Eden Prairie this winter

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The 40-foot-tall ice castle will be back in Minnesota, one of four being created in the U.S. It's opening was delayed to Jan. 3.

8) Motorist stranded by blizzard found dead in central Minnesota

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Authorities said a man apparently stranded when his car was stuck in a January blizzard was found dead on a county road the next day.

9) Minnesota town ranks No. 10 on best small towns to visit in 2014 list

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Lanesboro, Minnesota got some time in the national spotlight.

10) A MN city is offering free land – but nobody is taking it, which is costing taxpayers

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Claremont, Minnesota hasn't had any takers for the free lots.

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Workers at Minneapolis Trader Joe's become 2nd in nation to unionize

The vote was certified by the National Labor Relations Board Friday.

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Driver killed in ATV crash in Brooklyn Park

The crash occurred in Monroe Park Friday night.


Woman killed by suspected drunk-driver in St. Louis County

The crash occurred on Highway 21 in Embarrass Township Friday night.

Jaelyn Campbell

11-year-old girl missing from Mille Lacs County

Jaelyn Campbell was last seen in Onamia.

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2 ejected, 1 killed in crash that closed southbound I-35

The State Patrol says neither were wearing seat belts.

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Best Buy makes job cuts weeks after warning of soft sales

The Richfield retailer has been dealing with a shift in consumer trends.

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Man makes 'vague comments' about Jewish people, smashes own car with club

It happened at a course that was founded as a Jewish country club 100 years ago.

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4 abandoned puppies found in a bucket in Willmar

The puppies were in good health when they were discovered.

Minneapolis police

Suspect of home invasion, murder in Minneapolis arrested in Wisconsin

There have been 57 deaths reported as homicides in Minneapolis this year.

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Charges: Man stole handgun from house, fired at motorcyclists from car

A chaotic scene that led to a police chase unfolded after an alleged burglary in Ham Lake.

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BCA's Uniform Crime Report shows violent crime in MN spiked in 2021

The report details violent crime trends in the seven-county metro and Greater Minnesota.

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Search for vulnerable man, 66, missing from Brooklyn Park

Alex Ramirez was last seen in the early hours of Thursday morning.