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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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Vikings-Steelers: 5 things you can count on

After an embarrassing loss to the Lions, can the Vikings get it together?

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Winter storm watch expands north, includes parts of Twin Cities

Everyone in southern Minnesota will want to keep an eye on forecast changes.

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5-year-old boy fatally shot on Thanksgiving identified

Police said a few juveniles at the home were making a social media video when the gun went off.

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Pig Ate My Pizza will close at the end of the year.

Its leaders plan to relaunch and "get back to the humble beginnings of Travail."

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Allina parts ways with 53 of 27,000 employees over vaccine mandate

That's about 0.2% of the health care system's workforce.

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Matthew Coller: How will Vikings fans react on Thursday night?

Will years of disappointment be revealed if the Vikings struggle against the Steelers?

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Health officials encourage getting vaccinated and tested before the holidays

The state has launched a "Celebrate Safely, Minnesota" campaign to make it easier to get tested and vaccinated.

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Charges: Parking dispute, scuffle preceded fatal stabbing

The suspect said he was upset about neighbors and their friends regularly parking on his property.

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Hennepin Co. Sheriff injured in rollover, admits to drinking beforehand

The sheriff, in a statement, called it an "inexcusable decision."

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COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in MN dominated by unvaccinated

The latest figures from October show a disproportionate number of deaths among the unvaccinated.

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Top MN football recruit Jaxon Howard to announce college decision

He's the son of former Minnesota Viking Willie Howard.

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MN trucking firm that used 'strength tests' to screen out women drivers to pay $500K

The company will pay $500,000 and offer jobs to the women it discriminated against.