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A fan's guide to Vikings games at the 'U'

The Vikings will open their first full season at TCF Bank Stadium tonight with a preseason game against the Oakland Raiders. Multiple news outlets have provided fans with a guide to navigating the Vikings home for the next two seasons.

Authorities: Human remains found in Hastings date back to Civil War era

Anthropologists determined the skeletal remains dug up at a construction site Wednesday date back to the Civil War era. The anthropologists reportedly determined the remains, were were uncovered up at the site of a new CVS Pharmacy in Hastings, were that of a middle-aged woman, likely of European descent.

Somali President to speak Saturday at the University of Minnesota

The president of Somalia is expected to make an appearance this weekend at the University of Minnesota. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud is scheduled to speak Saturday at the University of Minnesota's Northrop Auditorium. During the speech, Mohamud is expected to address issues on the minds of many in Minnesota's Somali community.

Anti-same sex marriage group launches Target boycott

A national organization that opposes same-sex marriage announced a boycott of Twin Cities-based Target just days after the retail giant publicly announced its support for same-sex marriage and LGBT rights. Target earlier this week announced its stance in a friend-of-the-court brief in a case affecting marriage laws in Wisconsin and Indiana.

Father pleads guilty to fatally shooting son after cable TV dispute

An 84-year-old Maplewood man admitted in court Thursday to shooting his adult son in the chest this past spring. Pang Se Vang pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for the fatal shooting of 36-year-old Chue Vang and will be sentenced in October.

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Kirill Kaprizov

Wild win battle of NHL's hottest teams, extend winning streak to six

Kirill Kaprizov delivered a shootout winner to take down the Maple Leafs.

Eric Kendricks

Vikings downgrade Eric Kendricks to out against Lions

The Vikings have also activated Michael Pierce from injured reserve.

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Minnesotan sentenced after assaulting man with baseball bat

Marshall Wayne Boshey was sentenced to 30 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release.

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Target's gift card discount is back, but for this weekend only

The fine print: for Target Circle members only (but membership is free).

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Minneapolis teen arrested in St. Cloud after fleeing police in stolen vehicle

The vehicle was stolen in a car-jacking in Minneapolis Thursday.

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Winter storm warnings issued with heavy snow set to slam MN

Parts of northern Minnesota could see more than a foot of snow, but there won't be much in the Twin Cities.

D'Angelo Russell

With KAT out, Timberwolves can't upset Nets

D'Angelo Russell stepped up but couldn't overcome Brooklyn's firepower.

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Everson Griffen confirms he has bipolar disorder

"I’ve been running from it a long time. I’m not ashamed of it anymore.”

Angela Renee Jones, St. Cloud murder suspect

St. Cloud suspect now charged in two local murder cases

Both murders happened within a day of each other in June.