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Patrick Reusse's 2014 Turkey of the Year is ...

startribune.com — The Turkey Committee is a private group and thus our meetings are not subject to sunshine laws. That's how we avoided giving the public a peek behind the curtain to discover how the Turkey of the Year was determined for 36 years. Today, that veil of secrecy will be lifted, however briefly.
Nov 27, 2014

The Timberwolves are big winners this morning, according to the Committee and my colleague @1500ESPN_Reusse m.startribune.com/sports/2840565…

Nov 27, 2014

RT @ChrisRstrib: Attn: Strib HR Dept RT @StarTribune: Who would have guessed @PatrickReusse's 2014 Turkey of the Year? strib.mn/1ppQaXZ

Nov 27, 2014

Patrick Reusse with his golden tradition of offering a Twin Cities Turkey of the Year (note Gardenhire nomination) goo.gl/shMRLT

Nov 27, 2014

Attn: Strib HR Dept RT @StarTribune: Who would have guessed @PatrickReusse's 2014 Turkey of the Year? strib.mn/1ppQaXZ

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Car plows through protesters during Ferguson rally in south Minneapolis

startribune.com — A vehicle reportedly plowed through a group of demonstrators in Minneapolis on Tuesday afternoon during a march and rally in the wake of a Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer for fatally shooting a black teenager.
Nov 26, 2014

A guy drove into a Minneapolis crowd protesting the #Ferguson non-indictment and ran over a girl: startribune.com/local/minneapo…

Nov 26, 2014

Horrifying: Car plows through protesters during Ferguson rally in south Minneapolis strib.mn/1uDl4rM

Nov 26, 2014

This is so messed up: "The report lists the driver as a 'victim' and the injured girl under the 'other' category." strib.mn/1po2TKH

Nov 26, 2014

RT @SukiDardarian: VIDEO: Frightening scene as car plows through protesters during Ferguson rally in south Minneapolis strib.mn/1uDl4rM

Nov 26, 2014

frightening video: car plows through #FergusonDecision protesters in minneapolis & pushes woman down street. strib.mn/1yWOLs4

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Gophers lineman thrives with new families

startribune.com — Cameron Botticelli bloomed with second chances on and off field By Joe Christensen jchristensen@startribune.com The holidays were approaching, and 16-year-old Cameron Botticelli wanted a Christmas tree. He didn't think that was asking his father for much - just a tree and some stockings, a few decorations to give the bitter home some normalcy.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @JoeCStrib: ICYMI: The story of how an uncle's love helped lift #Gophers DT Cameron Botticelli when home was a '98 Geo Prizm: strib.mn/1ppfvkO

Nov 27, 2014

ICYMI: The story of how an uncle's love helped lift #Gophers DT Cameron Botticelli when home was a '98 Geo Prizm: strib.mn/1ppfvkO

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Police: Driver who lurched into crowd was 'attempting to flee from the mob'

startribune.com — The driver who lurched into a south Minneapolis intersection packed with Ferguson protesters was "attempting to flee from the mob" when he ran over and slightly injured a 16-year-old girl as others were atop the hood of his car, police said Wednesday. The driver, a 40-year-old man from St.
Nov 26, 2014

Police: Driver who lurched into crowd was 'attempting to flee from the mob' | Driver reportedly has priors zite.to/1yj08MC

Nov 26, 2014

RT @walshpj: UPDATE: Minneapolis police now consider driver who struck protester a "suspect," no longer a "victim": strib.mn/1pnDzVl

Nov 26, 2014

RT @walshpj: UPDATE: Minneapolis police now consider driver who struck protester a "suspect," no longer a "victim": strib.mn/1pnDzVl

Nov 26, 2014

RT @walshpj: UPDATE: Minneapolis police now consider driver who struck protester a "suspect," no longer a "victim": strib.mn/1pnDzVl

Nov 26, 2014

"The report lists the driver as a 'victim' and the injured girl under the 'other' category." strib.mn/1xTIWNL

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Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Crazy league, Kalil defends Kalil, Smith sits out and more

blog.startribune.com — Every weekday, our Vikings reporters walk you through what's happening with the team that day. WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED - Despite similar records, the Vikings and Panthers are in very different spots. - Panthers C Ryan Kalil defended his little brother, Vikings LT Matt Kalil.
Nov 27, 2014

The Turkey Day @AccessVikings morning walkthrough: Crazy league, Kalil defends Kalil, Smith sits out and more... strib.mn/1ryQQ9k

Black Friday in the Twin Cities

live.startribune.com — 6 a.m.: Kmart 8 a.m.: RadioShack 5 p.m.: J.C. Penney, Toys 'R' Us, Best Buy 6 p.m.: Macy's, Target, Kohl's, Sears, and many shopping malls. Wal-Mart, which is open 24 hours, will start its first round of doorbusters at this time.
Nov 27, 2014

Don't forget: Follow all things Black Friday (today) on the Strib's live blog. Already lots of good stuff to see. strib.mn/1ryOl6V

Nov 27, 2014

Follow all things Black Friday (starting Thursday) on the Strib's live blog. I'll be online with updates. strib.mn/1ryOl6V

Obituary: Sheldon Goldstein, an actor and TV programmer who led the U's media resources department

startribune.com — The term "Renaissance man" is often bandied about, but when it came to Sheldon Goldstein, it fit. To educators, he was the demanding, but fair, director of media resources at the University of Minnesota, a job he landed after putting in 45 years as a teacher in the speech and communications department.
Nov 27, 2014

Obituary: Sheldon Goldstein, an actor and TV programmer who led the U's media resources department startribune.com/local/west/284…

Medtronic's acquisition of Covidien step closer to completion

startribune.com — Medtronic 's proposed $42.9 billion acquisition of Ireland-based Covidien is a step closer to completion with a proposed settlement announced Wednesday by the Federal Trade Commission. FTC said the acquisition likely would be anticompetitive because both companies are developing products to compete in the U.S.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @chrissnowbeck: F-T-C settling / Concerns on Medtronic deal / It would close next year: startribune.com/business/28400… #haiku

Nov 26, 2014

Medtronic, Covidien each divesting a business MT @StribBiz: Medtronic settles with FTC on Covidien deal strib.mn/1poHmSm $MDT $COV

Hartman: Maturi helped hire Gophers, Badgers coaches

startribune.com — When former Gophers athletic director Joel Maturi hired Jerry Kill as head football coach, he relied on the recommendations of a number of trusted sources including Barry Alvarez, the former Wisconsin football coach and current athletic director, before making the decision.
Nov 26, 2014

Hartman: Maturi helped hire Gophers, Badgers coaches strib.mn/1z0onxj

Nov 26, 2014

A recommendation from Barry Alvarez helped convince Joel Maturi to hire Jerry Kill, writes @SidHartman strib.mn/1ppfxJA

State names new official to head child protection

startribune.com — The state agency that oversees child protection in Minnesota has named a new top official to run that division, following a series of highly publicized breakdowns in the system for protecting children from abuse and neglect.
Nov 26, 2014

Change comes following our stories RT @StarTribune: Minnesota names new official to head child protection strib.mn/1uJsHwN

Giving thanks and remaining mindful

startribune.com — Minnesotans have much to be thankful for - and much to be mindful of - this Thanksgiving. As we approach the end of another year in the news, the Star Tribune Editorial Board offers this partial list, in the spirit of giving thanks.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @stribgillespie: The Editorial Board is thankful for many things, including its loyal readers. Thankful, mindful 2014 startribune.com/opinion/editor…

Nov 27, 2014

The Editorial Board is thankful for many things, including its loyal readers. Thankful, mindful 2014 startribune.com/opinion/editor…

Gophers' Cobb is called 'big-time questionable' for big game

startribune.com — Signs continue pointing toward the Gophers being without standout running back David Cobb for Saturday's showdown at Wisconsin. Cobb hasn't practiced since straining his left hamstring in last week's win at Nebraska, and coach Jerry Kill said Cobb won't practice Thursday, either. After Wednesday night's practice, Kill said Cobb is "big-time questionable" for the Wisconsin game.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @JoeCStrib: Kill says Cobb is 'big-time questionable' for Wisconsin game; sounds more like doubtful: strib.mn/1tud8Zw #Gophers #Badgers

Nov 26, 2014

Kill says Cobb is 'big-time questionable' for Wisconsin game; sounds more like doubtful: strib.mn/1tud8Zw #Gophers #Badgers

Car runs through Ferguson protest in south Minneapolis

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Nov 26, 2014

Amazing no serious injuries MT @vsawkar: Network, local TV all using incredible video of car running into protesters strib.mn/1zW1Dj5

Nov 26, 2014

Network TV, local TV all using this incredible video of car running into protesters. Shot by @startribune @mvnclv: strib.mn/1zW1Dj5

Nov 25, 2014

RT @StribJany: via @LavinskyStrib MT @StarTribune Video of the car hitting the woman and going through the crowd in Minneapolis: strib.mn/1zW1Dj5

Nov 25, 2014

RT @dbrauer: Oh my God “@vtuss: Video of the car hitting the woman and going through the crowd in south Minneapolis: strib.mn/1zW1Dj5

Nov 25, 2014

RT @dlyngdalKARE: Car runs through Ferguson protest in south Minneapolis strib.mn/1zW1Dj5

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Forget the turkeys. Reindeer Cam is back.

MNsure tops 4,300 private plan sign-ups during first 11 days

startribune.com — MNsure continues to sign-up people for commercial health insurance policies this fall at a faster rate than last year. During the first 11 days of open enrollment, more than 4,300 people obtained private coverage through the exchange, Jenni Bowring-McDonough, a MNsure spokeswoman, said on Wednesday.
Nov 26, 2014

MNsure nets 4,300 for private coverage in 11 days of enrollment. Last year, it took nearly 2 months to get that many. strib.mn/1poDUag

A squirrel's-eye view of Loring Park

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Gophers postgame: Minnesota gives its worst of the year vs. St. John's

Wild notes: Ballard skates in 600th game

startribune.com — It was almost three years ago - Jan. 9, 2012, to be exact - that Keith Ballard played in his 500th NHL game. The next 100 took longer than he expected, but the Wild defenseman said Wednesday that the frustrations never have eclipsed the joys.
Nov 27, 2014

#mnwild notes by @blountstrib: Keith Ballard skates in 600th game; Cooke, Brodin skating, etc. strib.mn/1yjqVIy

Teenager dies after car crash during St. Paul police chase

startribune.com — A 15-year-old boy has died after he crashed the car he was driving as he fled St. Paul police early Wednesday. Police identified the boy as John McAfee, of St. Paul. About 12 a.m. Wednesday, police in the area of 4th and Robert streets in the city's downtown came across a car that had recently been reported stolen.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @stribnorfleet: Teenager dies after car crash during St. Paul police chase strib.mn/1uJUQUy