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Hole Much Larger Than Originally Thought Under Highway 10 in MoorheadMOORHEAD, Minn.  A surprise is found under the pavement of eastbound Highway 10 in Moorhead.

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President, CEO of Hibbing's Fairview Range Medical Center to step down in JanuaryThe president and CEO of the Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing will step down from his role Jan.

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Filing Deadline Set For Recall Election In HoraceHORACE, N.D.  A filing deadline is set in the Horace Special Recall Election. Council members David Fenelon and Bryan Schmidt are being recalled.

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Thousands of Minnesotans Have Downloaded COVIDaware MN App, Gov. SaysThe COVID-19 close contact notification app launched late last month.

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Vikings' Dalvin Cook not worried heavy workload, or big hits, will wear him downFor those who might suggest Dalvin Cook could be worn down by his heavy workload, the Minnesota Vikings running back had something to say Wednesday, Dec.

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Vikings remain diligent in quarterbacks room after Broncos debacleDenver played New Orleans with its only three quarterbacks in quarantine and lost, 31-3.

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St. Luke's CEO, president steps downSt. Luke’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Nick Van Deelen and Chief Financial Officer Eric Lohn were named interim Co-Presidents/CEOs Wednesday by the St. Luke’s Board of Directors after Kevin Nokels stepped down after serving as President/CEO since August of 2019.

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Follow, watch, listen: Minnesota Duluth takes on Denver in Game 2 of 9 in NCHC Pod in OmahaThe Bulldogs battle the Pioneers at 7:35 p.m. tonight at Baxter Arena in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Bodycam footage shows Virginia police using new restraint deviceThe BolaWrap is intended to provide law enforcement with an alternative to pain-inflicting devices.

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Zup's buys old Shopko, plans move into new Ely store in fall 2021The family owners of the grocery store say they'll specialize in sausage and bring dry goods, like bedding and some clothing, into the new store.

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Minnesota first responders call for help guarding against COVID-19The state on Wednesday reported the second-highest one-day increase in COVID-19 deaths to date.

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Vikings-Jaguars Week 13 Injury Report: Dalvin Cook Limited to Start WeekEAGAN, Minn. — Vikings running back Dalvin Cook, who suffered an ankle injury Sunday but returned against the Panthers, was "limited" on Wednesday during Minnesota's first practice of Week 13.

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NFL weighing up COVID postseason protocols, rejects 'bubble'"We're continuing to evaluate the types of changes we may want to make coming into the postseason," Goodell told reporters on Wednesday.

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WATCH: North Dakota Dept. of Health provides vaccine updateBISMARCK, N.D.  The North Dakota Dept. of Health is providing an update on COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

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The same vote rigging software is used in every swing stateNow, we are learning from The Gateway Pundit that this same software was used in all swing states, including PA, GA, NV, MI, WI, AZ and MN.

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Bisi Johnson Stayed Prepared, Seized Opportunity Against Panthers"At that time, I wasn't exactly sure what I was doing on the play, so ever since then I've memorized that play really well, and I knew there was going to be an opportunity for it to come up in this game," Johnson said.

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Vikings' Ezra Cleveland returns to practice, Irv Smith still outVikings guard Ezra Cleveland, who has missed the past two games due to an ankle injury, returned Wednesday to practice.

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Eddie Rosario clears waivers; Twins agree to terms with Duffey, ThielbarTwins left fielder Eddie Rosario has cleared outright waivers, a source said Wednesday, and the team has until 7 p.m.

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No quarantine quarterback: Vikings remain diligent after Broncos debacleIts just another reminder for us to be keep being diligent with all the protocols, backup QB Sean Mannion said.

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The Loop Fantasy Football Report: Week 13Coronavirus makes fantasy stretch drive particularly perilous.

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Minnesota's suit against Big Oil a prudent, necessary first stepThe state of Minnesota has filed a lawsuit against the oil and gas industry, including ExxonMobil, Koch Industries, and the American Petroleum Institute.

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Watch live: Walz, first responders address MinnesotansSome departments have been forced to shift staffing or suspend service due to COVID-19.

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Kaufman: Unrelentingly pessimistic news undermines miraculous vaccine processPeople of goodwill are optimistic, because most Americans plan ahead and see a way out of tough situations.

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Stay home for the holidays or get tested twice, CDC urgesDont travel over the upcoming holidays. But if you must, consider getting coronavirus tests before and after, U.S. health officials urged Wednesday.

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Pipeline workers trek to northwest Minnesota following Enbridge approvalMeanwhile, county commissioners express concern over what form any protests may take.

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North Dakota COVID-19 cases drop 450 since Tuesday, 12 deaths reportedThe North Dakota Department of Health on Wednesday reported 12 additional deaths from COVID-19. There are currently 5,236 active cases in the state, a decrease of 450 since Tuesday.

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Carjackings up 500% in Minneapolis in NovemberCarjackings in Minneapolis during November were up 537% from the same month last year amid an ongoing spike in violent crime in the city since George Floyd's death in late May.

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LIVE: Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, first responders discuss how COVID-19 impacts public safetyST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington will highlight how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted public safety and first responders' ability to respond to emergencies at 2 p.m.

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Malik Beasley expresses gratitude for Timberwolves' support, declines to discuss legal issuesI appreciate the Timberwolves’ support and I’m 100 percent focused on the court this year and doing what we have to do, the guard said.

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St. Joseph Man Pleads Guilty to Fatally Beating a ToddlerJames J.R. Wood entered his plea in Benton County court Tuesday. He was charged in October of 2018 with first, second, and third degree murder after prosecutors say he repeatedly punched seven-month-old Noah Belgarde at a home in Watab Township.

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Izzy's space has been filled. And there will be ice cream.The ice cream tradition will continue in the former Izzy’s Ice Cream space in St. Paul with a well-known name in the scoop shop world.

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Wisconsin Gov. Calls Trump's Election Lawsuit An 'Assault On Democracy'President Donald Trump's attempt to overturn Wisconsin's election results by tossing ballots only from the state's two most heavily Democratic counties is an "assault on democracy," attorneys for Democratic Gov.

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Police guide that calls BLM a terrorist group draws outrageIOWA CITY, Iowa — A prominent law enforcement training group is promoting a lengthy research document riddled with falsehoods and conspiracies that urges local police to treat Black Lives Matter activists as terrorists plotting a violent revolution.

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CDC says COVID-19 quarantine period can be cut to 10 days, 7 with a testYou can come out of a 7-day quarantine following exposure provided you've had a negative test.

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Crews Find Body Of Missing Person In Burned-Out Remains Of Maple Grove BusinessAuthorities in Maple Grove say crews have located the body of a person missing inside a business destroyed in a fire Tuesday night.

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Trump hints at 2024 run, Biden to meet with U.S. workers hit by pandemic"We are trying to do another four years," he told the assembled group, according to a Republican source who was at the event.

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Shots fired early Wednesday morning in Central HillsideThe Duluth Police Department found evidence of shots fired in the area of the 300 block of East Ninth Street in the Central Hillside neighborhood early Wednesday morning.

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One Person Killed in a Fire Tuesday NightA body has been found in the remains of a fire gutted implement and storage business in Maple Grove.

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Construction Of Line 3 Oil Pipeline Begins In MinnesotaEnbridge is starting construction on the Line 3 oil pipeline replacement in Minnesota after receiving all necessary approvals and permits, the pipeline operator said this week, while indigenous groups continue to seek to delay or stop the works with lawsuits.

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2020 'My Cause My Cleats' CampaignEven though the COVID-19 pandemic has limited the in-person appearances and community events players have been able to participate in this year, nearly the entire team is making an impact through the NFL's annual My Cause My Cleats campaign.

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MACV's Mission To Aid Homeless Vets Faces Uphill Battle In COVID PandemicA year ago, numbers of unsheltered veterans reached a low of 230 statewide. Then the pandemic hit, causing that number to increase as veterans who were once housed, needed MACV's help to find shelter.

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Catholic Charities St. Cloud Share the Spirit Program Still Needs Adoptive FamiliesThe Catholic Charities St. Cloud Share the Spirit Program still has 20 needy families waiting for people to adopt them this Christmas.

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Water Break with Jalyn Holmes"I have an uncle who was it in, and I know a couple guys just from family and friends who were truck drivers," Holmes added.

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Mayo Clinic podcast: How messenger RNA vaccines workDr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, explains how mRNA vaccines work, gives a status update on the pandemic and answers listener questions.

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Four keys to a Minnesota United playoff victory against Sporting Kansas CityWhile the club is 0-7 since 2014 at Children’s Mercy Park, the venue with that ominous nickname, the Loons know they can’t change their past at Sporting Kansas City. But United feels like this team is as strong as it has ever been, and the fourth-seeded Loons can alter the future against top-seeded Sporting in a Western Conference...

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Online Pet Scams Double In 2020As the pandemic has fueled the demand for new household dogs and cats, it's also increased the number of pet scams.

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Trump backs Republican COVID-19 package after McConnell rejects bipartisan proposal"The president will sign he put forward yesterday. We look forward to making progress on that," Mnuchin told reporters on Capitol Hill.

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Discussion over local vaccine distribution continues in MinnesotaWe know that here in Minnesota, Governor Tim Walz is expected to make a more detailed announcement on vaccine distribution early next week, but until then the question remains - how will it be proritized and who gets the first doses when the vaccine is approved for use?

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Presser Points: Zimmer Directs Vikings Sole Focus Toward JaguarsBut Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer said Wednesday in a video conference with the Twin Cities media that Minnesota's sole focus is on getting a win Sunday at home against Jacksonville.

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St. Luke's office staffers say they're not allowed to work from homeWorkers say President and CEO Kevin Nokels is keeping the Duluth hospital from full adherence to a governor's order and Minnesota Department of Health guidance.

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MSHSL Board of Directors to Meet ThursdayThe Minnesota State High School League Board of Directors is expected to rule on the fate of the winter sports season Thursday.

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Over 5,000 New Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Minnesota WednesdayThe Minnesota Department of Health reported 5,192 new COVID-19 cases today along with 77 newly reported deaths.

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St. Cloud Area Suffers 8 COVID-19 Deaths, Adds More Than 500 Cases WednesdayDenà Dryden is a KNSI news anchor / reporter. Originally from northwest Kansas, Denà earned her B.A. in English creative writing at Kansas State University, building her reporting skills at the Kansas State Collegian, Wildcat 91.9 KSDB-FM and various other print and digital news outlets.

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Make Christmas chocolaty with this delicious twist on sugar cookiesIn today's "Home with the Lost Italian," Sarah Nasello shares a tasty recipe — and some crucial tricks to shorten the sugar cookie process and help anyone master the dough.

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Minneapolis a leader on climate change, scorecard saysMinneapolis continues to rank among the top cities in the nation when it comes to setting and meeting climate change goals, according to a scorecard out last month.

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U.S. health agency shortens quarantine recommendations following coronavirus exposureThe CDC still recommends the for those exposed to COVID-19, calling the shorter options alternatives it hopes will increase compliance, CDC officials told reporters on a conference call.

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Coronavirus Wednesday update: 5,192 new cases and 77 more deathsAnother 5,192 Minnesotans tested positive for the coronavirus and 77 more have died from COVID-19, the state Department of Health reported Wednesday.

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Poultry politics: In this northern Minnesota town, backyard chickens was the 2020 election issueMost people agreed on who should run the country — President Donald Trump took 60%of Koochiching County's vote in November — but what they didn't agree on was chickens.

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Sporting Kansas City, Minnesota United play out first playoff chapter of "nicest rivalry in sports"It's been dubbed the "nicest rivalry in sports" but Sporting Kansas City haven't been very hospitable to Minnesota United prior to Thursday's playoff clash.

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COVID In Minnesota: MDH Reports 5,192 New Cases And 77 Deaths, 2nd-Highest Daily Death Count Seen So FarAs federal health officials warn states that the risk of COVID-19 infection is at a historic high, health officials in Minnesota are reporting 5,192 more COVID-19 cases and 77 more deaths.

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Minneapolis wants Greater Minnesota to foot the bill for Vikings stadiumA state representative from Minneapolis says his city can't afford to make their $17m payment for the Vikings stadium.

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Eaton: Staying active, despite the shutdownIf you're anything like me, entering Minnesota's second lockdown doesn't change a whole lot about how you live your everyday pandemic life.

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VIDEO: Scott Sandelin previews Bulldogs' next NCHC Pod game Wednesday versus DenverFresh off a 5-3 season-opening victory on Tuesday over Nebraska Omaha at Baxter Arena, Minnesota Duluth turns around to play Denver at 7:35 p.m.

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WATCH: Dog is rescued from icy Sheyenne River in HoraceHORACE, N.D.  Thanks to a woman who was out for a walk near the Sheyenne River in Horace Wednesday, a dog that was stranded in the icy river is safely back home.

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Congress must pass a bipartisan COVID relief bill — soonIt's important to pass a bill in the next two weeks. The needs are urgent.

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Reader's View: Democratic control an opportunity for actionMost of us have had parents tell us that actions speak louder than words. This country needs action on issues of concern to all Americans, including access to health care, student debt, climate change and the environment, the COVID-19 pandemic, immigration reform, a sustainable economy, and matters of social justice.

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LEAF Gets Generous Grant to Continue its Math Literacy ProgramThe Local Education and Activities Foundation - or LEAF - has received a $41,000 grant from the Morgan Family Foundation to continue its PAKCAT program.

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Poultry politics: In this northern Minnesota town, backyard chickens was the 2020 election issueMost people agreed on who should run the country — President Donald Trump took 60%of Koochiching County's vote in November — but what they didn't agree on was chickens.

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Lunchbreak: Highlighting Cousins' Red-Hot November StretchThe Vikings have won four of their past five games to get themselves in the chase for an NFC Wild Card spot, with numerous players stepping up in the month of November.

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LIVE: Village Family Service Center Extends Free Mental Health Clinics In Clay CountyNeed For Mental Health Help Expected To Stay Steady Through Holiday Season.

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How Minnesota went from projecting a surplus to a deficit to a surplus again — over the course of 10 monthsWelcome to the world of economic forecasting in the midst of a global pandemic.

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Unbeaten Gophers hockey eager for season's first road tripThe fifth-ranked Gophers men’s hockey team will face the challenge of a depleted roster when it takes on Michigan State and Michigan over the next week as multiple players will be in and out of the lineup over the next four games.

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Man In Critical Condition After Shooting In North MinneapolisAuthorities say a man was hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday morning after a shooting in north Minneapolis.

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Vikings Activate Adam Thielen from ReserveTae Hayes signed to Minnesota's practice squad after being released from Miami's practice squad on November 23.

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It's been a tough year for Minnesota United, but Loons are still standing and moving forwardMinnesota United will face Sporting Kansas City on Thursday with a trip to the Western Conference final on the line.

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UND task force releases diversity, inclusion recommendationsGRAND FORKS, N.D.  Following several months of discussions, the University of North Dakotas Diversion and Inclusion Task Force has released a list of recommendations to promote a welcoming, safe and inclusive campus. According to UND, the report is the result of months of research and discussions conducted by the task force, a 27-member body...

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Gopher Women's Hoops Opens Season by hosting Eastern IllinoisThe shorthanded Gophers will take on Eastern Illinois at the Barn.

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Vikings activate WR Adam Thielen off COVID-19 list, sign long snapper Andrew DePaola off practice squadWith Thielen out against the Panthers, he was replaced in the lineup by Bisi Johnson, who had seven receptions for 74 yards.

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The answers to a recent Rasmussen Poll question are bad news for American democracyRasmussen asked, "Who is America's biggest enemy as 2020 draws to a close — Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, Trump voters or Biden voters?"

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UK approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in world firstBoth the United States and the European Union's regulator are sifting through the trial data, but have not yet given their approval.

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Charges: Montana Cutbank, 21, Fatally Shot Man In Head During ArgumentA 21-year-old northern Minnesota man and convicted felon is charged with murder for allegedly shooting a man in the head last week with a shotgun.

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Social Distancing: Christmas Movie Highlights Minnesota Charm"The Christmas Listing" Premiered On Lifetime Network This Week.

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Great Northern festival announces events  coordinated with Winter Carnival and City of Lakes LoppetThe Great Northern, a 10-day festival that starts Jan. 28 and is run in coordination with legacy winter events the St. Paul Winter Carnival, City of Lakes Loppet and U.S. Pond Hockey Championships, announced its 2021 programming on Tuesday.

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All The Glory Holes Are ClosedDave and Falen read emails including one that starts a discussion on pop artists and "aging" out of pop, advice for heartbreak and our relationships with other radio shows across the country.

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5 Vikings-Jaguars Storylines to Watch in Week 13Here are five storylines to watch this week, as well as a link below to the game preview by the Vikings PR staff and a list of connections between the teams.

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U.S. Senate panel votes to approve Trump FCC nomineeNathan Simington, a Commerce Department official, was approved on a 14-12 vote.

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Activist groups release 'The People's Budget,' calling for $53M cuts to Minneapolis policeThe People's Budget, spearheaded by Black Visions Collective and Reclaim the Block, would cut more than $53 million from MPD's budget.

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The Great Northern reveals Kate Nordstrum's original programming; Tane Danger to direct Westminster Town Hall ForumIf you thought COVID would put a stop to the Great Northern, the Twin Cities' winter celebration, think again.

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'Suicide survivors are all of us and are everywhere'Dan Reidenberg, executive director of Suicide Awareness Voices of Education and expert on suicide prevention, presented a webinar put on by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Minnesota Department of Health directed toward agricultural communities affected by suicide.

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Our View: Costco deal remains a winnerWith dirt flying and construction about to begin, the taxpayer dollars being used to woo a Costco store to Duluth are back in the news.

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Hawaii Lures People To Work Remotely ThereHawaii launched a campaign called Movers and Shakas to try to get workers to set up their remote offices there.

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1st Annual Holiday Light Parade in OsakisAlthough this is the first ever Holiday Light Parade in the town of Osakis, there's hope it will be become an annual event.

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Police looking for hit-and-run driver who critically injured pedestrian in St. PaulA hit-and-run driver in St. Paul critically injured a 57-year-old pedestrian on Tuesday night, according to police.

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Christmas tree fire destroys mobile home in MoorheadMOORHEAD, Minn.  A Christmas tree fire destroyed a mobile home at Moorhead Estates at 1224 15th Avenue North.

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Rosemount Man, 32, Dies Weeks After Moped Crash Involving Another VehicleThe Hennepin County Medical Examiner says a 32-year-old Rosemount man died from injuries suffered in a moped crash involving another vehicle.

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American Airlines holds first civilian passenger flight of 737 MAX in nearly two yearsBoeing's best-selling jet was grounded worldwide in March 2019 after two crashes five months apart killed a combined 346 people, marking the industry's worst safety crisis in decades and a huge setback for U.S. aviation regulatory leadership.

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Hitterdal, Minn., area among test sites for SpaceX's satellite-based internet serviceSpaceX, a private company that is in the process of establishing the Starlink satellite network to provide low-cost internet service to remote locations around the globe, recently touted the Hitterdal, Minn., area as one of the test sites for the network's ground station technology.

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Big Ten Power Poll-Week 7—Does it even matter anymore?We are still doing this huh? Another week and another pair of COVID casualties as both the Battle for the Axe and Ohio State at Illinois were wiped out.

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Coronavirus in Minnesota: 77 more deaths, second highest one-day tollThe Minnesota Department of Health also said Wednesday there have been 5,165 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota, based on 42,737 tests.

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Amid Indoor Dining Pause, Minneapolis Hotel Restaurant Ramps Up Room ServiceThe Hewing Hotel in Minneapolis has found a way to keep its kitchen open during the state's four-week hold on indoor dining.

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One Person May Be Missing In Ruins Of Fire-Gutted Maple Grove BusinessFirst responders are trying to figure out if someone is trapped inside a business that was on fire in Maple Grove Tuesday night.

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1 missing after fire at Maple Grove commercial buildingCrews went into the building to search for the possible missing person, but they had to stop because the fire was spreading quickly, WCCO says.

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Minnesota DNR report: Above-average temps affect hunting, lake freeze-upCO Don Bozovsky worked the muzzleloader deer season, the special state park muzzleloader deer season, and a complaint of several large items left on the local Wetland Management Area.

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Man dies weeks after November mini bike crash in LakevilleThe crash involved in mini bike and a van in Lakeville on Nov.

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Former Bulldogs hockey captain now playing in Austria describes his experience with COVID-19Parker Mackay is in his first season playing with the Graz 99ers in the ICE Hockey League, the top tier in Austria.

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Candidate's frustration over politicized pandemic response turns personal with loss of motherBen Dolan was frustrated by how politicized the wearing of masks and the need to make sacrifices to control the COVID-19 pandemic had become while campaigning for state office.

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Sam Cook column: ‘Tis the season for hoping that last year's holiday lights still workSo, I trundled down to the basement and retrieved the oversized plastic bag. I hauled it upstairs, into the light of the kitchen, and opened it.

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Breezy Wednesday with temps topping out in the mid-30sTemperatures heading out the door are a mixed bag with chilly single digits near the Iron Range and Hayward areas while milder 20s can be found near Lake Superior.

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Minnesota reports second-highest one-day increase in COVID-19 deaths to dateState officials were set to discuss the new case totals and the pandemic's impact on public safety on Wednesday afternoon.

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People magazine reveals its ‘2020 People of the Year'LOS ANGELES  People magazine has named George Clooney, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Selena Gomez and Regina King as the 2020 People of the Year..

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Election fraud claims 'foolish and irresponsible,' Simon saysKiffmeyer, a frequent Simon critic who served as secretary of state from 2003-07, had singled out Dominion Voting Systems, which has been the subject of unfounded claims by President Donald Trump and his supporters that the company was enmeshed in a vast conspiracy to change votes cast for Trump to ones for President-elect Joe Biden.

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Walz to be joined by first responders at COVID press conference WednesdaySome departments have been forced to shift staffing or suspend service due to COVID-19.

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Minnesota considers shorter CDC quarantine guidelinesMinnesota health officials are considering a new federal recommendation to shorten the duration of quarantines for people who have been exposed to the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 — even if it slightly elevates the risk of viral transmission.

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Clash of the titansBreaking down an epic Packer showdown. As we enter another sports shutdown, it’s time to take a look back at two of the most exciting teams to grace Packer Gym.

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Finding HeritageIn a quest to get in touch with his Cuban roots, AHS alumTony Alonso found himself chasing a Latin Grammy along the way.

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Senate GOP leader says he's revising his COVID relief planWASHINGTON — Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he's revising his scaled-back COVID-19 relief bill with the goal of passing a significant downpayment during the lame-duck session and then revisiting the topic next year.

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Walz says details coming on first vaccines for MinnesotaMINNEAPOLIS — Gov. Tim Walz said Monday that his administration plans to release details next week on when Minnesota will start getting its first doses of coronavirus vaccines and who will be the first to get them.

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Albert Lea shooting suspect chargedThe Albert Lea man who allegedly shot three people Sunday morning during an eight-hour standoff at Shady Oaks apartments was arraigned Tuesday on three counts of attempted murder and three counts of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.

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US panel: 1st vaccines to health care workers, nursing homesNEW YORK — Health care workers and nursing home residents should be at the front of the line when the first coronavirus vaccine shots become available, an influential government advisory panel said Tuesday.

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Best bets: Duluth Diana, DSSO holiday, gingerbread online and moreUnfortunately, it’s not the version of Diana that lovingly tended to small children or even the one from Season 4 of “The Crown, ” with her head hanging propped on the car window, fresh from a night of dancing with her flatmates.

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MSHSL proposes restarting sports Dec. 21, plans for state tournamentsThe league's board of directors is expected to vote Thursday on a recommendation to approve starting the winter sports season three days after Gov.

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Clouds roll across Minnesota WednesdayEven with more clouds moving across the state, temperatures remain above average throughout Wednesday.

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Short-term budget picture brightensThe improved outlook — a $641 million surplus through June instead of a shortfall four times as big that was projected back in May — could lead to a quicker deal on a relief package for businesses and workers coping with fallout from COVID-19 and related restrictions.

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Confidence in Midwest economic future plummets in surveyOMAHA, Neb. — A new monthly survey of business leaders in nine Midwest and Plains states suggests faltering confidence in the regions economy as a new surge of the coronavirus outbreak sweeps the country.

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Hormel Foods announces Giving Tuesday donationsHormel Foods Corporation announced several Giving Tuesday donations to help others this holiday season. The company is donating $20,000 to Make-A-Wish Minnesota to help make the wishes of more children come true, and $20,000 to Feeding America.

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Minnesota expects surplus as projected coronavirus budget bite shrinksForecasters now expect a $641 million surplus this year and a much smaller than previously projected $1.3 billion gap in the next two-year budget cycle.

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Minnesota Star Watch: The kings rule the December skiesThis year December belongs to Jupiter and Saturn. The two giant planets put on a show just before they drop over the horizon, on their way to the morning sky.

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Survey Shows Faltering Confidence in Economic RecoveryThe monthly survey covers Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota.

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Career Force to Hold Curbside Job Fair WednesdayThe COVID-19 pandemic has forced many to get creative, and that includes employment agencies. Many job fairs are now virtual, but the first of its kind curbside job fair is Wednesday, December 2nd.

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St. Paul Business Owner Turns Restaurant Into Food ShelfST. PAUL, Minn. - At The Gnome Craft Pub in St. Paul, food fills every table in sight, and none of it is for sale.

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Sporting Kansas City or Minnesota United: Who would the Seattle Sounders prefer in the Western Conference Final?After booking their place in the Western Conference final with a win over FC Dallas on Tuesday, the Seattle Sounders await the winner of Thursday's matchup between Sporting Kansas City and Minnesota United.

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Starbucks will give free coffee all month to health care providers, first responders and moreBesides doctors, nurses, paramedics, police and firefighters, the offer applies to pharmacists, dispatchers, dentists and dental hygienists, mental health workers , hospital staffers such as those who work in janitorial, housekeeping and security roles, and active-duty military.

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Hunter in Minnesota fatally shoots another hunter after mistaking him for deerA Minnesota man who was out hunting at the end of last month was shot and killed after another hunter mistook him for a deer.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let's put Minnesota to workLine 3 is the right project for Minnesota. Thousands of Minnesotans have been speaking out in support of it for years, and now it appears that Gov.

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Police: 125 carjackings in Minneapolis over last two monthsPlus: St. Paul police chief reportedly terminates officer involved in recent shooting; former Viking Matt Birk talks about possible run for governor; Trump files lawsuit seeking to disqualify more than 221,000 ballots in Wisconsin; and more.

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Letters: Wave after wave of bent logicLately, logic escapes me. Maybe I’m too far removed from the teachings of my youth, or over time, the newly discovered gravity waves may have bent logic to the extent that I can no longer recognize it.

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Kappers Big Red Barn gets in the holiday spirit with homemade eggnogKappers Big Red Barn is known locally for its milk in glass bottles, cheese curds and ice cream.

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Minnesota considers shorter CDC COVID-19 quarantine recommendationsLocal public health agencies could opt to shorten 14-day quarantines to 10 days if people have no symptoms.

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Bravo, BrasaAs usual, grandma was right: Good things do come to those who wait. Southwest’s foodies no longer have to make the trek through the urban jungle to Brasa’s longtime outpost in Northeast, thanks to the launch of a second Minneapolis location on West 46th Street, larger than the original’s rehab of a gas station.

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Focus on mental illness: A Minnesota family's storyI READ THE BOOK in a single day. That should tell you something. Fix What You and a Lawmaker’s Fight for Her Son by Mindy Greiling is an incredibly powerful book.

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Minnesota reports 77 new COVID-19 deaths; 5,192 new casesMINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota health authorities reported 77 new COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday — the second-highest one-day total of the pandemic — but this week's figures have been affected by reporting lags due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Comparing Minnesota's COVID-19 death rate to rest of the country and the worldMinnesota is in the middle of the pack for U.S. states overall, though in the last week it has had one of the highest death rates.

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Minnesota Vikings activate WR Adam Thielen from COVID-19 listThe Minnesota Vikings have activated Pro Bowl wide receiver Adam Thielen from the reserve / COVID-19 list.

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German man who drove into crowd, killing 5, talks to policeBERLIN — German police say a man who zig-zagged an SUV at high speed through a pedestrian zone in the southwestern German city of Trier, killing five people, has begun talking to them.

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Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow jailedHONG KONG — Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam have been sentenced to jail on charges related to an unauthorized anti-government protest last year at the city's police headquarters.

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State economist says MN recovery "critically dependent" on path of pandemicMinnesotas latest economic forecast gives some hope for more widespread recovery starting next year, but state economist Doctor Laura Kalambokidis says what actually happens is critically dependent on the path of the pandemic, including timing of a vaccine, and the pace of lifting restrictions on economic activity.

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State aid for COVID-closed bars, restaurants could be delayedIts looking like state lawmakers, if they pass a relief package for restaurants and bars closed by COVID, probably wouldnt do it until mid-December when theyre back in Saint Paul anyway to vote on the governors emergency powers.

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Iran's president rejects bill that would boost enrichmentTEHRAN, Iran — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has rejected a bill approved by parliament that would have suspended U.N. inspections and boosted uranium enrichment, saying it is "harmful" to diplomatic efforts aimed at restoring the 2015 nuclear deal and easing U.S. sanctions.

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Rage and hope fuel women's revolt over abortion in PolandWARSAW, Poland — When Polish authorities sought to impose a near-total ban on abortion in October, actress and singer Karolina Micula spontaneously stripped to her waist along with a friend and climbed on the roof of a car at a busy Warsaw intersection during a protest.

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UK authorizes Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for emergency usePfizer and BioNTech say theyve won permission for emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine in Britain.

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China #MeToo case heard in court after more than 2 yearsBEIJING — A Chinese woman who filed a sexual misconduct lawsuit against a TV host has told dozens of cheering supporters at a courthouse she hopes her case will encourage other victims of gender violence in a system that gives them few options to pursue complaints.

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Groups Condemn Michigan Hearings on Voting IrregularitiesSome advocacy groups in Michigan are condemning hearings being held by state lawmakers into claims of voter fraud in the Detroit area.

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Western Big Game Benefits from New Tracking ToolThe Public News Service provides reporting on a wide range of social, community, and environmental issues for mainstream and alternative media.

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Pandemic: "Biggest Disruption to College Since World War II"Pandemic: "Biggest Disruption to College Since World War II" AUSTIN, Texas - A new initiative to turn around the college enrollment decline in Texas due to fallout from COVID-19 was announced yesterday.

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New Maine Climate Action Plan Charts Path to Reduce EmissionsNew Maine Climate Action Plan Charts Path to Reduce Emissions AUGUSTA, Maine - A new Maine Climate Action Plan from the governor's office lays out a science-based approach to combat climate change while creating new jobs to help the state with economic recovery from the pandemic.

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House Bill 6 Resurfaces in Ohio's Lame-Duck SessionHouse Bill 6 Resurfaces in Ohio's Lame-Duck Session COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's controversial energy-bailout legislation at the center of a bribery scandal is getting some new attention in Columbus this week.

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SD Health-Care Group: Patience Needed for Vaccine RolloutPatience Needed for Vaccine Rollout SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Federal officials are working with drug companies on novel coronavirus vaccines, some of which could be available this month for groups prioritized for early rollouts.

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Agency Urges Hiring More ND Workers with DisabilitiesAgency Urges Hiring More ND Workers with Disabilities MINOT, N.D. - In North Dakota, a state agency worries that people with disabilities are being overlooked in a tight job market, as business restrictions from the pandemic create hardships for many companies.

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Report: COVID Soars in Nursing Homes with More Patients of ColorA new report pinpoints why COVID-19 spread so fast this summer in California nursing homes.

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As COVID Blasts Packed WV Prisons, Stronger Action NeededAs the number of COVID-19 cases in West Virginia jails skyrockets, advocates for incarcerated people are urging Gov.

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Feds Remove Protections for Black-footed Ferrets' Key Food SupplyThe U.S. Forest Service will allow prairie dogs to be eradicated in what had been a protected section of the Thunder Basin National Grassland in northeastern Wyoming....

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Letter to UN Alleges Misconduct by Philly PoliceLetter to UN Alleges Misconduct by Philly Police PHILADELPHIA - Civil-rights groups have sent a written complaint to the United Nations over what they call violence and excessive force by Philadelphia police officers against Black Lives Matter protesters.

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Asian shares mixed on growing hopes for stimulus, vaccinesShares are mixed in Asia after the S&P 500 and Nasdaq composite index both set fresh record highs.

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Dear Abby: Trust issues are remnants of past toxic relationshipsMarriage is considered to be imperative in my religion and culture. Im 29 and still not married.

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US panel: 1st vaccines to health care workers, nursing homesNEW YORK — Health care workers and nursing home residents should be at the front of the line when the first coronavirus vaccine shots become available, an influential government advisory panel said Tuesday.

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Australia bounces out of recession as economy grows 3.3%WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Australia has reported its economy grew by 3.3% in the third quarter as it rebounded from its first recession in nearly 30 years, according to new figures.

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Tyler Cowen: Warp Speed for clean energy? That won't workGiven the success of Operation Warp Speed in driving vaccine development, some commentators have called for Warp Speed equivalents for clean energy — including batteries, geothermal power and nuclear microreactors.

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Bret Stephens: Thank you, Justice GorsuchIt may take a terrorist attack, a war or some other national emergency, but America will one day thank Justice Neil Gorsuch for his stirring words last week in Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn v....

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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree turns on, with virus rulesNEW YORK — Rockin' around the Christmas tree is going to look different for visitors at Rockefeller Center this year, starting with Wednesday's tree lighting ceremony.

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1022: Fork IntestinesBudget forecasts, fried turkey, and inspiration cubes.

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The Memo: deal, stagnant wages and Cyber EverydayJimmy Lovrien wants to hear from you! Tips? Thoughts? Story ideas? Send them his way.

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Minnesota Duluth, St. Cloud State rally to win men's hockey gamesJackson Cates started UMD's comeback with a power-play goal just over a minute into the third period, tying the score 2-2.

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Walz closed movie theaters despite no known cases, GOP leader saysHouse Minority Leader Kurt Daudt criticized Gov. Tim Walz for "causing harm to industries without data to back it up" during a Tuesday press conference.

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Senate GOP leader sticking with partisan COVID relief planWASHINGTON — Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell says he's sticking with his scaled-back COVID-19 relief bill with the goal of passing a significant downpayment during the lame-duck session and then revisiting the topic next year.

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52% of Minnesota renters say they're likely to be evicted in next two monthsOver half of Minnesotans surveyed recently say they're either "somewhat" or "very likely" to face eviction soon.

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Disputing Trump, Barr says no widespread election fraudWASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr says the Justice Department has not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud and has seen nothing that would change the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.

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Years after coming out, gay athletes upset by lack of changeBRISBANE, Australia — David Kopay and Ian Roberts both took giant leaps of faith when they came out.

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COVID And Youth Mental Health: How To Spot The Warning Signs And Connect With Your ChildSuicide rates in Minnesota and across the country are on the rise. The isolation of the pandemic can be especially tough on young people, but there are warning signs you can look out for.

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'A Light, Positive Season': The Scandinavian Approach To WinterMinnesotans have long had a love/hate relationship with winter. But with COVID-19 this year, it may be a little tougher to love the season.

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Enbridge starts construction on Line 3 pipeline in MinnesotaEnbridge spent years pursuing permits for the project before the last one, a construction stormwater permit, was granted Monday by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

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Asia Today: India's cases continue to decline with 36,600NEW DELHI — India has maintained a declining trend in coronavirus infections with 36,604 new cases reported in the past 24 hours.

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St. Paul Police: Woman In Critical Condition After Hit-And-Run In North EndSt. Paul police say a woman is in critical condition after she was struck by a hit-and-run driver Tuesday night in the North End neighborhood.

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Alvarado, MNThe two towns are only 18 miles apart, but they were only 14 votes apart in a very close race.

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North Dakota's Christmas tree lighting ceremony goes virtualGov. Burgum says, "We challenge you to create connections this holiday season with others in your community who may be isolated, who may be in need of good conversation or a listening ear."

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Davies Boys Basketball Practicing With A PurposeFARGO, N.D.  Davies boys basketball was one of four teams whose run for a state title was cut short in the Class A semifinals due to COVID-19.

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Holiday Packages Curated By Minnesota Athletes Up For BiddingTo learn more about the mini Christmas tree packages and how to bid on them, click here.

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Brooklyn Park Police Searching For Missing Teen With AutismBrooklyn Park police are asking for the public's help to locate a missing teen who lives with Autism.

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Trump threatens defense veto over social media protectionsWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is threatening to veto a defense policy bill unless it ends protections for internet companies that shield them from being held liable for material posted by their users.

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Pet boarding service helps spread holiday cheer for sheltered animalsAs the Christmas holiday approaches, one local pet service is partnering up with a nonprofit to make sure our furry friends receive some much needed holiday cheer.

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Local organizations partner to provide all kids across the metro with free booksA local charity dedicated to providing kids across the metro with books is preparing for a big weekend.

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U.S. prosecutors investigating potential White House 'bribery-for-pardon' schemeIt said federal prosecutors in Washington said they had obtained evidence of a bribery scheme in which someone "would offer a substantial political contribution in exchange for a presidential pardon or reprieve of sentence."

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Vikings' Gary Kubiak says Dalvin Cook has been ‘beat up' in recent gamesDalvin Cook is on pace to become just the third different Minnesota Vikings running back to have a 300-carry season, and it's showing.

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Benefit concert planned for Farm RescueA North Dakota-based nonprofit that focuses on helping injured farm workers is taking the extra step to help even more family farmers, including those affected by COVID-19.

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University and college leaders in the metro meet to discuss COVID-19 impactUniversities across the nation have faced a lot of pressure as they grappled to find new modes of teaching while also keeping some sort of normalcy for students amid the pandemic.

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West Fargo shop sets up fundraiser for two-year-old girl affected by cancerAny piece of clothing that you buy from the store from Monday to Friday will go towards helping the family.

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Barr sees no sign of major U.S. vote fraud despite Trump's claimsBarr, who has been frequently accused by Democrats of politicizing law enforcement, told the Associated Press that prosecutors have not found evidence to back up Trump's claims that the Nov.

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U.S. plans for first COVID vaccines as pandemic deaths surge again"Within 24 hours, maybe at most 36 to 48 hours, from the approval, the vaccine can be in people's arms," Moncef Slaoui, a former GlaxoSmithKline executive who is overseeing the vaccine portion of the U.S. program, said at an event conducted by The Washington Post newspaper.

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Governor says use of Minnesota's temporary morgue not imminentAfter the Minnesota Department of Public Safety confirmed state officials were preparing an overflow morgue space in St. Paul to potentially store human remains, Gov.

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Minnesota Twins place Eddie Rosario on outright waiversIt's the probable end of a certain era in Minnesota.

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Sporting KC Injury Update and Starting XI Predictions Versus Minnesota UnitedQuestions surround Pulido's availability, Busio's best spot and where you fit all this talent into the lineup.

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Metro Lakes Marina On A Late Autumn DayThe day was November 29th, this past Sunday. I posted a few photos from that day in an earlier post, but not all.

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Governor: Use of Minnesota's temporary morgue not 'imminent'After the Minnesota Department of Public Safety confirmed state officials were preparing an overflow morgue space in St. Paul to potentially store human remains, Gov.

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Why is Minnesota the only mainland state with an abundance of wolves?MINNEAPOLIS — Long after wild wolves were wiped out of every other state in the "Lower 48," dozens of wolf packs were somehow able to hang on and survive in remote areas of northern Minnesota.

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Twins appear ready to cut ties with Eddie RosarioThe Twins have placed Eddie Rosario on outright waivers, a source confirmed Tuesday. The left-fielder can be claimed before Wednesday afternoon by another team but if he goes unclaimed, it appears likely he will be non-tendered and become a free agent.

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Crews battle massive fire at business in Maple GroveMaple Grove Fire Chief Tim Bush told WCCO that as of 7:15 p.m., crews had not entered the building, and it wasn't clear if the building had been evacuated.

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Tuesday's ScoresBOYS PREP BASKETBALL= Hillcrest Academy 60, Mediapolis 33 North Linn, Troy Mills 64, Midland, Wyoming 23 POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS= Chariton vs. Newton, ppd.

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Dakota County to waive liquor license fees, extending pandemic relief to businessesDakota County commissioners voted Tuesday to waive liquor license fees next year to give struggling bars, restaurants and event venues some relief during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Minnesota Vikings MVPs: Week 12 vs. the Carolina PanthersWhich players for the Minnesota Vikings deserve recognition for their play against the Carolina Panther in Week 12 of the 2020 NFL season?

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As Winter Approaches, Twin Cities Officials Rushing To Help People Experiencing HomelessnessDropping temperatures have officials on both sides of the Mississippi River rushing to find housing for hundreds of people without shelter.

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Source: St. Paul Police Officer Fired After Shooting Naked, Unarmed ManA source tells WCCO the St. Paul police officer who shot a man Saturday night has been relieved of duty.

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A hunter was fatally shot in Minnesota by another hunter when he was mistaken for a deerThe Beltrami County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that it received a report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Red Lake Tribal Police on November 25 that they were investigating a hunting-related fatality that occurred on or near the Red Lake Reservation.

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Stuff The Bus aims to get gifts to children in needFARGO, N.D.  KFGO, YWCA and MatBus are teaming up for the 12th year to stuff the bus.

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Great Books for Minnesota KidsSee some of our favorite Minnesota Books for kids of all ages! From adventure stories to non-fiction history to funny, there's a book every kid will love.

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Wisconsin Republicans differ on virus responseMADISON, Wis.  Wisconsin Assembly Republicans are backing a $100 million coronavirus relief package, about a fifth of what Democratic Gov.

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COVID In Minnesota: The Emotional Toll On Mayo Clinic's Frontline WorkersMayo Clinic first responders are speaking out about the emotional toll COVID-19 is taking.

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Ron Lindner, fishing pioneer and father of a€˜algebra of angling, a€™ diesBRAINERD, Minn.  Ron Lindner, a giant in the world of fishing who along with his brother left an indelible mark as innovators of the sport, died Monday, Nov.

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With Ricky Rubio's return to Minnesota, what's familiar is also differentThe point guard is back in his old stomping grounds, many faces, and the situation, are different.

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Minnesota's economy recovering faster than expected from impact of pandemic, but uncertainty on horizonMinnesota’s economy is recovering faster than expected from the COVID-19 pandemic that hit last spring.

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Disputing Trump, Barr says no widespread election fraudDisputing President Donald Trump's persistent, baseless claims, Attorney General William Barr declared Tuesday the U.S. Justice Department has uncovered no evidence of widespread voter fraud that could change the outcome of the 2020 election.

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‘All my love, Elliot': Actor Page comes out as transgenderI love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer, ” Page said in a statement on social media.

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‘Very dark couple of weeks': Morgues and hospitals overflowNearly 37,000 Americans died of COVID-19 in November, the most in any month since the dark early days of the pandemic, engulfing families in grief, filling newspaper obituary pages and testing the capacity of morgues, funeral homes and hospitals.

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Vikings' Gary Kubiak says Dalvin Cook has been 'beat up' in recent gamesDalvin Cook is on pace to become just the third different Vikings running back to have a 300-carry season, and it’s showing.

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Enbridge Starts Construction on Line 3 in MinnesotaEnbridge Energy began construction on its Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement in Minnesota on Tuesday, a day after state regulators approved the final permit for the $2.6 billion project amid legal challenges from local activist and Indigenous groups.

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Minnesota's surprising surplus spurs talks on virus aid planMinnesota is facing a surprising $641 million projected surplus in its current budget, which makes money available for a new coronavirus relief package, but officials cautioned Tuesday that the state is still facing a $1.3 billion shortfall for its next budget.

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Rosemount man dies following November moped collision in LakevilleA 32-year-old Rosemount man has died of injuries he suffered during an early November moped crash in Lakeville.

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As COVID Vaccines Are Readied For Distribution, Some Worry About Rushed RolloutThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and health officials around the country are working to decide who will get the COVID-19 vaccine first.

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St. Paul police chief reportedly fires officer who shot naked, unarmed manChief Todd Axtell said the officer's use of force was not reasonable.

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Benton County Sheriff Promotes Sex Trafficking WebinarIn an effort to better educate the public on sex trafficking in Minnesota, the Benton County Sheriff's department has announced an upcoming webinar, Safe Harbor, hosted by Kate LePage.

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The daily coronavirus update: 22 more deaths as Minnesota officials lay groundwork for vaccine distributionMDH also said Tuesday there were 3,549 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota, based on 22,757 new tests.

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Imagine Driving 414,000 Miles in a Mitsubishi Mirage in Minnesota. This Couple DidAfter bumping along at a rate of 69,000 miles a year through some of the country's harshest winters, they finally traded it in—for a new Mirage.

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Minnesota State High School League readies for restarting winter sports, state tournamentsWith youth sports on hold, a league task force has proposed a Dec. 21 start date and drawn up a draft "road map'' for winter state tournaments after canceling all such events in the fall."

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Minnesota Long-Term Care Facilities Still Struggling with COVID-19 Cases, StaffingHealth Commissioner Jan Malcolm said COVID-19 cases are increasing among nursing home staff and residents.

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Enbridge begins construction on contentious oil pipeline in northern MinnesotaEnbridge Energy began construction on its Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement in Minnesota on Tuesday, a day after state regulators approved the final permit for the $2.6 billion project amid legal challenges from local activist and Indigenous groups.

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Local, State Health Authorities Prepare for COVID-19 Vaccine with Pfizer, Moderna Candidates Under ReviewThe FDA and CDC are expected to make decisions on COVID-19 vaccine use this month.

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NFL Power Rankings: Vikings Climb After Thrilling Comeback WinThe Minnesota Vikings are clinging to faint playoff hopes in the NFC. However, a flawed performance against the Carolina Panthers at home after losing to a bad Dallas Cowboys team in Week 11 doesn't inspire a ton of confidence that their mad scramble to sneak into the bottom of the NFC bracket will pay off.

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Home COVID-19 care easing pressure on Minnesota hospitalsHennepin Healthcare offers daily contact with health care providers to reassure patients at home during their infections.

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Walz hints at extending bar, restaurant COVID closuresGovernor Tim Walz strongly hinted today that he could extend COVID closures of bars, restaurants and health clubs beyond December 18th.

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Enbridge starts construction on Line 3 in MinnesotaEnbridge Energy began construction on its Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement in Minnesota on Tuesday, a day after state regulators approved the final permit for the $2.6 billion project amid legal challenges from local activist and Indigenous groups.

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Minnesota's traffic fatality count so far in 2020 now equal to all of last yearSpeeding and lack of seat belt use are factors fueling this year's grim tally, according to the latest state data.

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Republicans say state budget surplus means no tax increasesMinnesota Senate Republican Majority Leader Paul Gazelka says about the pleasant surprise in the states latest economic forecast: Right now we have a surplus and we dont need to raise taxes, period.

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Enbridge starts construction on Line 3 in MinnesotaEnbridge Energy began construction on its Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement in Minnesota on Tuesday, a day after state regulators approved the final permit for the $2.6 billion project amid legal challenges from local activist and Indigenous groups.

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With Ricky Rubio's return to Minnesota, what's familiar is also differentThe veteran point guard is happy to be back in Minnesota, and is eager to help the Timberwolves win.

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Minnesota sees 3,570 new COVID-19 cases, 22 more deathsST. PAUL, Minn.  Minnesota health officials reported a decline in newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.

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Minnesota State Fair hosts 'Kitchen Pack Drive' to benefit BridgingThe Minnesota State Fair is collecting new or gently used can openers, mixing spoons, spatula turners and dish towels - essential kitchen tools for people seeking housing assistance from Bridging, a Minnesota nonprofit.

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Update: North Dakota lawmakers approve temporary mask mandate for membersBISMARCK, N.D.  North Dakota lawmakers decided to require masks at the state Capitol. for the three-day organizational session.

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Stimulus Package Update: Lawmakers Unveil Bipartisan COVID Relief PlanCentrist Democrats and Republicans announced a $908 billion plan to address COVID relief that would help state and local governments, small businesses and individuals.

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