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The Mall of America breaks ground on expansion; will double in size

Officials "broke ground" -- inside the mall -- on the $320 million expansion of the MOA. The kickoff Tuesday focused on the construction of a new luxury hotel which will be attached.

 Former Minnesota GOP chair's new fund decries single issue politics

A former Minnesota Republican Party chair has started a new political fund aimed at counteracting the influence of single-issue politics. Pat Shortridge's effort grew out of the battle within his party over same-sex marriage.

Massive online child porn ring busted; Minnesota man busted, too

A 33-year-old Minneapolis man has been charged with receiving child pornography in one of the largest online child exploitation investigations in the history of U.S. Customs and Enforcement.

Winter storm could make evening driving tricky in metro area

A tough-to-predict snowstorm already making roads slick outside the metro Tuesday could make driving this evening and tonight in the Twin Cities difficult, forecasters say.

Jared Allen mulling his options after visiting Dallas Cowboys

Vikings defensive lineman Jared Allen says he'll decide soon where he might continue playing football after meeting with the Dallas Cowboys today.

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