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2 Minnesota classmates die years apart fighting for Islamic extremist groups

New details about a man with Minnesota ties who is believed to be the first known American to be killed while fighting with Islamic militants in Syria was friends and classmates with another Minnesota man who died fighting with an extremist group overseas in 2009, reports say.

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Police fatally shoot 'aggressive' man in St. Paul

A St. Paul police officer fatally shot a man Thursday morning after witnesses say the man was aggressive towards the officers. Witnesses say the suspect was throwing rocks and punching the officers before he was shot.

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DPS: Drunk driving crackdown planned for holiday weekend

Deaths from impaired driving were down last year compared to 2012. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says there were 95 impaired related traffic fatalities in 2013, which was nine fewer than the year before. Despite this drop, officials say they'll be out in full force this weekend to crack down on drunken drivers.

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Minnesota tourism: 5th straight year of summer-season growth

Minnesota’s tourism industry apparently had a good summer. Explore Minnesota says an end of summer survey shows about half of lodging properties experienced an uptick in occupancy, and even more had increased revenue compared to last summer. It’s the fifth straight year of continued growth in travel.

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Peterson on playing for Cowboys: ‘I would love to retire a Viking’

ESPN “Outside the Lines” reports that in June, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson told Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones he would like to play for the Cowboys when he’s done playing in Minnesota. Peterson issued a statement saying it was a casual conversation between NFL colleagues, saying he never claimed that he wanted to leave the Vikings.

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Missed PAT seals Gophers' fate against Maryland

Mohamed Ibrahim tied a school record with four touchdowns, but the Gophers lost in overtime.

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DNR uses a helicopter to more efficiently stock lakes with trout

In the past, the DNR used airplanes to stock remote lakes with fish, but the survival rate of the fish was only 85%.

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Secretary of State explains plans for segregated absentee ballots

Election officials are reminding voters that it's too late to mail in your absentee ballots.

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Osterholm on safe trick-or-treating: 'I would say go ahead with it'

The infectious disease expert's opinion doesn't align with the CDC's guidance.

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It's too late to mail your ballot, but you can still vote. Here's how.

Voters can drop off their absentee ballot, vote early in-person or head to the polls on Election Day.

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Dusting itself off after virus blow, F1rst Wrestling returns to the ring this Sunday

Minnesota's premier independent wrestling company was on top of the world before the virus hit.


McDonald's is bringing the McRib back in December

It hasn't appeared on menus for eight years.

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2 more Twin Cities districts moving to distance learning for grades 6-12

The decision was announced as infection rates in Dakota County rise.

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Here are the 4 free COVID-19 testing sites in MN for the week of Nov. 2

People don't need to have symptoms or insurance to get tested for free.