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Mall of America is offering a virtual Santa experience this year

People can virtually tour Santa's Candy Cane Institute.

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Annual guide to finding holiday lights displays in MN is released

More than 80 holiday displays are on this year's list.

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Duluth police officer charged in September shooting

The officer, who is a five-year veteran, is charged with two felonies.

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Enbridge gets final approval to start construction on Line 3 replacement

The project has attracted criticism from environmental and tribal groups.

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Is it a 4-team race for the final NFC playoff spot?

The key for Minnesota likely requires winning on the road against two top NFC teams.

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Nov. 30 COVID-19 update: Hospitalizations reach new high mark

There are fewer than 100 staffed ICU beds available in Minnesota.

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Saturday's Gophers-Northwestern game canceled

Minnesota is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak in its football program.

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Minneapolis woman's home vandalized for a 7th time since March

The most recent incident happened on Thanksgiving.

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Jamie Malone's Grand Cafe is closing, building owners say

Head chef Jamie Malone will continue operations at Eastside.

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St. Paul police chief suspends crime lab drug testing

Drug testing is being temporarily suspended in the St. Paul Police Department crime lab, MPR reports. The action comes after a Dakota County court hearing this week when two crime lab workers and the director of the lab said the lab does not follow any written procedures for drug testing and does not document most of the steps they take when testing evidence for illegal drugs.

Facebook deluged with back-to-school photos

Beaming Minnesota parents uploaded a staggering number of back-to-school images of their children to Facebook on Tuesday, the Pioneer Press noted. As social media continue to grow and expand, it may be that more and more parents are carefully posing that perfect shot of their well-scrubbed kids – and quickly posting it to the Internet.

Tire slashing spree in Plymouth

Many Plymouth residents are outraged over a senseless spree of vandalism that left dozens with slashed tires. Police say vandals focused on the area around Xenium Lane and 35th Avenue in Plymouth. As of Saturday, there are no suspects.

Crime-fighting K-9 battling cancer

Fox 9 has the story of New Hope police officer Todd Black, and his 8-year-old K-9 partner, Jack. The German shepherd spent six years at Black's side, chasing down suspects and sniffing out narcotics. But veterinarians had to remove a mass on his spleen and is now battling blood cancer.

Man who went missing after posting Facebook 'goodbye' found in Wisconsin

Todd Tweedy of St. Paul was found in Baldwin and is reportedly at Regions Hospital. Friends and strangers launched a search for Tweedy via social media after he posted a message about his battle with depression and a goodbye note on his Facebook page.

Neighborhoods around State Fair deal with spike in nuisance crimes

Homeowners near the Great Minnesota Get-Together are blaming fairgoers for an increase of vandalism and crime. WCCO reports some neighbors are so annoyed by all the extra traffic they actually leave for the entire 12 days of the fair. A senior commander with the St. Paul Police Department says crime is usually at an all-time low during the State Fair because there are so many witnesses around.

Minnesota crime labs under scrutiny after St. Paul issues

Minnesota public defenders have decided to review cases involving at least 18 other crime labs after problems were revealed at the St. Paul facility, the Pioneer Press reports. State Public Defender John Stuart said, "The way the [St. Paul] lab was operating regarding drugs raises questions about whether they have proper procedures or validation for fingerprints or ballistics or testing paint chips."

Police kill a bear in St. Paul overnight

Officers were called to the city's Frogtown neighborhood early Sunday morning after a bear was seen roaming the area. WCCO reports the Department of Natural Resources was contacted and advised police to shoot the black bear versus tranquilizing.