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Franken, Klobuchar Headed for Life in Senate Minority

kstp.com — In 2008 Al Franken was elected by the razor-thin margin of 312 votes and joined the majority Democrats in the U.S. Senate. In 2014 he won by more than 200,000 votes, but starting in January he will be relegated to the Senate minority after a Republican wave put them in control of the majority.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @5hauser: Franken, Klobuchar Headed for Life in Senate Minority kstp.mn/7ob0b via @KSTP

Nov 21, 2014

Franken, Klobuchar Headed for Life in Senate Minority kstp.mn/7ob0b via @KSTP

Eden Prairie Wins Thrilling 6A Championship Game

kstp.com — Will Rains ran for a 75-yard touchdown with 2:46 to play and Eden Prairie rallied to win its fourth straight Class 6A title with a 28-27 victory over Totino-Grace Friday night. It's the school's 10th title since 1996. The Eagles have won 30 games in a row.

Man Sentenced for BB Gun Shooting Outside of Downtown Mpls. Bar

kstp.com — A 44-year-old man convicted of shooting a man with a BB gun outside of a downtown Minneapolis bar last fall will spend time in jail for the crime. Wayne Steven Odegard has been sentenced to six months in the Hennepin County workhouse, along with five years of probation.
Nov 21, 2014

Man Sentenced for BB Gun Shooting Outside of Downtown Mpls. Bar kstp.com/article/storie…

Moose that Wandered into Southern Minn. is Found Dead

kstp.com — A wandering moose spotted in the unfamiliar habitat of southern Minnesota has been found dead. Department of Natural Resources wildlife research manager Lou Cornicelli says he got word from colleagues Thursday that the moose was found dead in someone's yard, but didn't have any other details...

Big Stone County GOP Official Calls Muslims 'Parasites'

kstp.com — The chairman of the Republican Party of Minnesota is condemning comments about Muslims a county GOP chair made on his Facebook page. Big Stone County GOP Chair Jack Whitley called Muslims "parasites" and wrote "FRAG 'EM!" when they travel to Mecca, slang for a fragmentation hand grenade...

Man Suspected in Hammer Assault on Woman Captured in Anoka Co.

kstp.com — A man wanted for beating a woman with a hammer was captured after an extensive search by land and air of some woods in Anoka County. Sheriff's Cmdr. Paul Sommer says a passer-by discovered a car in the ditch along a road in Columbus about 7 a.m. Thursday...
Nov 20, 2014

Man Suspected in Hammer Assault on Woman Captured in Anoka Co. kstp.com/news/stories/s…

Totino-Grace Football Carries Tragedy, Inspiration to Prep Bowl

kstp.com — For much of her life, Rachel Woell had to fight brain cancer. The last few years, she did it while tirelessly serving as student manager to the Totino-Grace Football team, which plays for a State Championship Friday night against Eden Prairie. "She's an angel on earth," says Totino-Grace coach Jeff Ferguson.
Nov 20, 2014

Prep Bowl-bound @TotinoGrace draws inspiration from beloved student manager who lost her fight against brain cancer: kstp.mn/7o79c

Nov 20, 2014

AMAZING story about a Totino-Grace student who is inspiring the football team: kstp.com/sports/stories… via @jclong this is a MUST watch