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Minneapolis man accused in violent assault on toddler

A Minneapolis man faces first-degree assault charges stemming from allegations that he attacked his girlfriend's toddler. Eric Paul Boone, 22, is accused of beating the 21-month-old victim on Oct. 26 in Minneapolis. Investigators said the girl faces life as a possible quadriplegic and may need a permanent tracheotomy.

High carbon monoxide levels shuts down Duluth ice arena

Fire officials in Duluth are investigating to find out what led to "dangerously high" carbon monoxide levels at Duluth ice arena Wednesday night. About 30 people were evacuated from Fryberger Arena and eight people had elevated levels of carbon monoxide. One person was hospitalized.

Famous Dave's signs deal for 21 new restaurants

Minnetonka-based Famous Dave's of America Inc. plans to add 21 locations in California, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state, according to a company news release. CEO John Gilbert III says this expansion is part of the company's goal to open 50 new locations over the next two years.