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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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MN police leader on Daunte Wright: 'If he would've just complied'

Brian Peters is a former commander with the Brooklyn Center Police Department.


Women killed in ATV crash in Paul Bunyan State Forest

She wasn't wearing a helmet and alcohol was involved, officials say.


As golf season approaches, book your round now at Dacotah Ridge GC

The stunning course is designed by world-renowned architect Rees Jones.


Aggressive police response on third night of Daunte Wright protests

Law enforcement used armored vehicles, tear gas, and fired rubber bullets, but say officers were targeted with bricks and other projectiles.

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Woman found suffering from 'fatal wound' in St. Paul apartment

Her death marks the 10th homicide in the city this year.

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15-vehicle pileup closes Hwy. 169 near Maple Grove

The incident happened shortly before 5 a.m.

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Grand Casino celebrates 30th anniversary with more than cake

Hundreds of thousands of winning dollars are on the table.

Brodd defense witness

As defense starts, expert argues Chauvin's use of force was reasonable

Use-of-force expert Barry Brodd testified on behalf of the defense.

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Chet Holmgren named Minnesota's Mr. Basketball

Minnehaha Academy produces back-to-back award winners for the second time in state history.

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Red Sox out-slug Twins in chilly matinee

Bobby Dalbec hit two RBI doubles to hand the Twins their third straight loss.