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Very amateur photographer, hockey fanatic, extrovert. Proud mom of freshman goalie & 6th grade gymnast/Circus Juventas performer. Star Tribune video host.

Hundreds descend on L.L. Bean grand opening at Mall of America

startribune.com — Hundreds of people waited in line on Friday morning to be one of the first to walk through the doors at the new L.L. Bean store in Mall of America. Many of them were hoping to win a $500 shopping spree. L.L.Bean gave away gift cards ranging from $10 to $500 to the first 200 people in line.

Maple Grove ranks No. 2 on Money's 'Best Places to Live' list

startribune.com — Maple Grove earned high marks in Money Magazine's national "Best Places to Live" list. The Minneapolis suburb ranked No. 2 on the magazine's Top 50 list of U.S. cities with populations of 50,000 to 300,000. Great bike paths, housing prices, ample outdoor space for recreation and a thriving arts community helped propel the city to its top ranking.

Navy 'Leap Frogs' parachute from plane over Minnesota Capitol as part of Navy Week in state

startribune.com — ST. PAUL, Minn. - A trio of skydivers made the Minnesota Capitol their landing spot, with one streaming a giant American flag as he came in. The elite team of Navy skydivers jumped from a plane to the Capitol lawn on Wednesday afternoon as part of a Navy Week celebration in the state.

Ponders release picture of newborn girl

startribune.com — Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder and his wife, ESPN reporter Samantha Ponder, accomplished a great feat in this social media-driven world. They kept the pregnancy and birth of their daughter a secret. The Ponders have now released a photo on Instagram and Twitter of baby girl Bowden Sainte-Claire who was born earlier this month.

Onboard medical emergency forces London-bound airliner to land at MSP

startribune.com — A British Airways flight was diverted to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport early Wednesday because of a medical emergency onboard, an airline spokeswoman said. Flight 268 from Los Angeles to Heathrow Airport near London was diverted and landed in the Twin Cities, according to British Airways spokeswoman Michele Kropf.

Family photo shows beating victim Isaac Kolstad with newborn daughter

startribune.com — The family of Isaac Kolstad released a picture of the injured former Minnesota State, Mankato football player holding his infant daughter. Isaac's wife, Molly, wrote on his CaringBridge site that Isaac is taking every opportunity to bond with his infant daughter, Malia. "It continues to amaze us the connection he has made with her through this ordeal.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @StarTribune: Mall security gets ready. Sign: "All persons and packages are subject to search upon entry." strib.mn/1zIDqx4 pic.twitter.com/IiEEDAXx8i

Dec 19, 2014

RT @kellystrib: Today's top news: a brewery opened and someone got engaged.

Dec 19, 2014

MT @StarTribune: Who is this mystery couple? Mpls woman captured engagement in Rice Park. strib.mn/1r8cjef pic.twitter.com/KUAFU2lF0B

Dec 19, 2014

RT @golden_erin: Here's the scene inside as Surly opens its doors. "I think it will be easier to just do beer," says guy in line. pic.twitter.com/MrjdOhRrC3

Dec 18, 2014

@sportstalk1240 The all time greatest hockey announcer!! I will tune in!

Dec 18, 2014

My boy is having a blast. MT @scotshockey: Tues game stats vs. Mora: Scots freshman @Jack_Branby had 55 saves. pic.twitter.com/Sdr5HJUMSv

Dec 18, 2014

RT @StarTribune: Watch Mankato's Isaac Kolstad talk about his recovery, with his wife Molly at his side. startribune.com/video/28621467… pic.twitter.com/Nd0hxRT44d

Dec 18, 2014

Making plans for the weekend? @nealjustin has some great ideas for you. Watch: strib.mn/1r1aEad

Dec 17, 2014

@Vislife Not sure what you mean. It says lower school in the second and third paragraphs and it says, "for some grades" in the first para.

Dec 17, 2014

RT @RandBall: Sun Country just added a bunch of new flights to/from MPLs and Orlando to accommodate #gophers bowl fans. bit.ly/1Gt8tjs

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