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Man punches 8-year old boy, steals his iPad

Minneapolis police have charged a man they believe punched an 8-year-old and stole his iPad last week. A surveillance video captured footage of the attack just after 4:30 p.m. Thursday on Nicollet Avenue South.

More evidence that sitting makes you sick

Back pain. Organ damage. Muscle degeneration. Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity. Early death. It turns out that sitting all day is worse than previously thought. And that’s true even if you get regular exercise.

Motorcyclist who died on I-394 was reportedly driving 100 mph

Witnesses told the State Patrol the cyclist was traveling between 100 and 120 mph when he hit a crack in the pavement and was thrown from the motorcycle. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

Target takes heat for altering photos of swimsuit models

Target is being taken to task by national media and bloggers for a crudely edited photo of a model wearing a bikini that makes her look even thinner.

Apostle Islands ice caves closing this weekend

If you’ve been putting off a visit to the ice caves at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, you're running out of time. The spectacular caves will be off limits after Sunday because the warmer temperatures are thinning the ice.

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Kirk Cousins

Watch: Kirk Cousins lines up under guard on critical 4th down play

Kirk Cousins went "Full Kirk" at the worst possible time.

Dalvin Cook

Dalvin Cook injured, Vikings drop crucial game against 49ers

The Vikings couldn't stop the Niners' rushing attack in a 34-26 loss.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Man airlifted to a hospital after police shooting in Forest Lake

Police allege that the man presented a threat to officers.

Minnesota Wild

Wild's two third-period goals take down the Lightning

Ryan Hartman's go-ahead goal defeated the two-time defending champions.

Byron Buxton

Reports: Twins reach extension with Byron Buxton

The long-term deal locks in one of the Twins' franchise players.

Justin Jefferson

Vikings-49ers: 5 things you can count on

Sunday's matchup is a pivotal game in the NFC playoff picture.

Gopher Football

Watch: Gophers troll Badgers with 'Jump Around' after Saturday's win

First they took Paul Bunyan's Axe. Then they took their tradition.

Brandon Richart, missing person

Search underway for missing man in Anoka area

Brandon Richart was last seen Nov. 17.

U.S. Bank Stadium

5 teams win first state championships at Prep Bowl

A pair of records fell as the Prep Bowl lived up to the hype.

ashley Carlson

Remains of missing WI mom found in Pine County, MN

Ashley Miller-Carlson was 33 years old.