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Peace Core. High school art teacher. Wedding dress designer. Three totally different careers - with different paths to success.
File-This March 23, 2008, file photo provided by the Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff's Office shows Douglas McAuthur McCain.
This 2005 file photo released by the Hennepin County, Minn., Sheriff's Office shows Troy Kastigar. Kastigar, was killed in Somalia in September 2009 while fighting with the terror group al-Shabab.
When crowds round the gravel road leading up to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival's main gate, they're met with magic: rising turrets marked with flags, the mast of a pirate ship, gnarled trees stretching to crisp autumn skies. Festivalgoers lean as far as they can over a massive berm, marveling at its size and peering over the cliffs at the festival's edge.
Two people have died in a car crash that also injured at least three people, including two children. The Minnesota State Patrol says says two cars crashed in a broadside accident Sunday afternoon in Murray County near Fulda.
Bill Maher, host of the HBO series "Real Time with Bill Maher," announced that Rep. John Kline of Minnesota's 2nd congressional district is who he plans to target for his "Flip a District" campaign. Maher, a political comedian who has long engaged in controversial topics dating back to his days as the host of Comedy Central's "Politically Incorrect," signed off his Friday night show with his promise to do all he could to ensure Kline's defeat in the midterm elections.
The former Minnesota State, Mankato football player who made a remarkable recovery after he was gravely injured in a bar fight last May suffered a seizure over the weekend. Isaac Kolstad was taken to the emergency room on Saturday night where doctors diagnosed him with epilepsy.
U.S. Sen. Al Franken leads his Republican challenger Mike McFadden by double digits, but that lead narrows dramatically outside the metro area and flips in northern Minnesota, according to a Star Tribune Minnesota Poll. Franken gets the backing of 49 percent of likely voters, while McFadden gets 36 percent.
Kellita Whisnant wiped away tears during a prayer service in Robbinsdale on Sunday. The Ebola outbreak feels close for many Minnesota families.
Opponents of a nearly $2 billion Red River flood control project that would mostly benefit North Dakota's largest city, Fargo, have enlisted the support of two powerful allies, including Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton. Dayton and another Minnesota Democrat, state Rep. Paul Marquart, have thrown their lot in with upstream residents who are unhappy that the diversion plans call for a holding area that would flood farmland, buildings and cemeteries in times when the channel is needed to protect 200,000 residents in the Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota area.
Hotel developers Minesh Patel, left, and Harshal Patel have acquired the foreclosed Federal Plaza for $1 million and plan to convert it to a 40-plus room boutique hotel. Federal Plaza is a century-old building in downtown Minneapolis.
Bursting at the seams, executives at surgical device maker Cardiovascular Systems Inc. knew they needed to double their physical space and double their workforce. The big question was where.
"Can my dog meet your dog?" the other shopper asked. "No, sir," she said. "This is a service dog."
With so much at stake for Peterson, a local defense attorney, who is not affiliated with this case, weighed in on how the prosecution and defense will move forward. When a grand jury indicted Adrian Peterson on charges of child abuse, corporal punishment also became a key factor in the case.
Large, newly built homes throughout Minnesota will come with an added feature next year - whether their owners want it or not. A state mandate requiring indoor sprinklers in new homes 4,500 square feet and larger goes into effect in January.
To counter ISIL tactics, we need “to engage with the local community,” said U.S. Rep Keith Ellison. Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, who represents a sizable Muslim community in his Minneapolis district, has a message for Obama administration officials: Work with the locals during this time of unrest in the Middle East.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 07:03 am
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