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How did a Minnesota kid end up fighting in Syria?

That’s the question national media outlets have been scrambling to answer since NBC News broke the story that a 33-year-old man who grew up and went to high school in Minnesota was killed while fighting in Syria over the weekend.

Former MSU football standout charged in shooting near Renaissance Fest

Former Minnesota State University, Mankato football player Dennis Carter was charged with attempted murder Wednesday, after police say he shot a longtime friend near the Renaissance Festival fairgrounds last week.

Minneapolis to launch coding 'bootcamp' in 2015

Computer coding has become an in-demand skill in the job market, and the city of Minneapolis wants to help job seekers learn more about it with a new “Coding Bootcamp" next year.

Minnesota Orchestra receives $13 million from four anonymous donors

The Orchestra says a $10 million "leadership gift" came from one donor. Most of the money will go into endowment funds.

Timberwolves' owner Glen Taylor getting ripped after taking shots at Kevin Love 

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor criticized Kevin Love on Tuesday, saying his former star player will be a third wheel and defensive liability in Cleveland. Taylor, in turn, was taken to task by sports analysts who say Taylor's comments are not true.

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Byron native Ayoka Lee sets NCAA record for points in a game

The Kansas State forward broke a record shared by former Gopher Rachel Banham.

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It's going to be stupid cold again Tuesday and Wednesday

They'll almost certainly be the 10th and 11th days with subzero temps this month.

Williams Uptown Pub

Williams Uptown Pub & Peanut Bar closes indefinitely after shooting

Reports say police have arrested two suspects in the incident.

Alex Rodríguez

A-Rod wears a Packers hat, Minnesotans lose their minds

The Timberwolves co-owner didn't endear himself to his fan base on Saturday night.

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Police: Man shoots into crowd at funeral reception in Minneapolis

The shooting happened at a reception following a funeral on Saturday afternoon.

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Watch: Jimmy Garoppolo says 'F*** the Packers' after playoff win

The 49ers quarterback congratulated Robbie Gould in spectacular fashion.

Aaron Rodgers

America dunks on Aaron Rodgers after loss to 49ers

The Packers quarterback was destroyed on social media on Saturday night.

Marcus Foligno

Foligno's OT winner gives Wild fans a happy Hockey Day

A slow start gave way to the Wild's fifth win in the past six games.


Winter weather advisory issued as Saturday snow arrives

Not huge totals expected, but any snow will likely impact travel.