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Questions remain: How did a Minnesota kid end up fighting in Syria?

A man who grew up in Minnesota was found dead in Syria, fighting on behalf of the group called Islamic State, or ISIS. NBC spoke with classmates of Douglas McCain, who was in Robbinsdale Cooper High School’s class of 1999. Their report chronicles McCain’s conversion to Islam. He had moved to San Diego while pursuing a rap career and more recently had traveled to Turkey. He was killed in Syria during a firefight with an opposition group.

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Solar array planned for Camp Ripley will be among Minnesota’s largest

Minnesota’s largest solar farm is planned for Central Minnesota. The $25 million solar farm will cover 100 acres at Camp Ripley. The project is a partnership linking the Minnesota National Guard and Minnesota Power. It is expected to be able to generate enough power to supply Camp Ripley with much of its need for electricity.

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Bob Dylan to play 3 concerts in Minneapolis in November

Bob Dylan will be “bringin’ it all back home” in November with three concerts scheduled in the state of his birth. The trio of shows are all scheduled at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Minneapolis. Dylan has a history of addressing politics in his songs and the first of the concerts is scheduled on Election Day. Tickets go on sale next week.

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St. Olaf football player charged after fatal crash in Chicago

The 18-year-old is accused of speeding and going the wrong way when he crashed into a vehicle that may have been attempting to flee police.

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Woman 34 weeks pregnant injured by drunk driver in Cottage Grove

The 49-year-old suspected of DUI was booked into jail around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.


2 dead, 5 injured in Thanksgiving Day crash near Alexandria

The crash involved two people from Alexandria and five from Bloomington.

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Lengthy standoff in Prior Lake ends late Friday night

The suspect allegedly assaulted an officer outside Kwik Trip, fled and broke into a home.

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Accumulating snow possible in Twin Cities next week

The storm system could arrive in the Tuesday-Wednesday timeframe.

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With Black Friday barely underway, Target reveals Cyber Monday deals

Plans for the two-day sale were revealed Friday morning.

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Man waves replica assault weapon at drivers in downtown Minneapolis

The alarming incident was spotted by the new MPD chief, Brian O'Hara.

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Extremely drunk driver arrested in Chaska

The driver was more than four times the legal limit.

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Stillwater police looking for suspect who stole vehicle with 1-year-old inside

The suspect abandoned the vehicle with the child still inside just 5 minutes after the theft.

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Suspected Bloomington restaurant killer arrested in Oklahoma

The 47-year-old Texas man was arrested around 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

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Minnetonka woman, 23, ID'd as victim killed in Minneapolis crash

The fatal crash happened near the Minneapolis Convention Center on Nov. 21.