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Proud mom of varsity hockey goalie/golfer & 7th gr gymnast/Circus Juventas performer. Former TV anchor. Star Tribune video host.

Why die on Mars when you can live in South Dakota?

startribune.com — In a world filled with viral videos and social media content, South Dakota wants to stand out so it's using the slogan, "Why die on Mars when you can live in South Dakota?"

Hubble telescope spots smiley face emoji

startribune.com — NASA's Hubble telescope spotted what appears to be a smiling face in a galaxy cluster. NASA posted the picture on its website. It shows what looks like two glowing eyes, a button nose and the form of a smile underneath. There is even the shape of a head on the outer edges of the smile.

Squad car video of ex-Gophers QB Nelson: 'I didn't kick anybody'

startribune.com — Newly released squad car video shows former University of Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson right after he was arrested in May for an alleged assault in Mankato at bar-closing time. Nelson was arrested by Mankato police after a fight with Isaac Kolstad. Kolstad suffered severe brain injuries after the encounter.

Bauer Hockey plans first Minneapolis 'retail experience' store

startribune.com — Twin Cities hockey players could have one more option for gear starting this fall. Bauer Hockey plans to open its first "retail experience" store in Minneapolis. The company isn't specific about the location yet, but has taken to Twitter to tout a very player-friendly shopping experience.

Como Zoo orangutan gives birth

startribune.com — It's a girl! Como Zoo proudly announced the birth of a bouncing baby orangutan at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center. The 3.45 pound yet-to-be-named baby was delivered by C-section Wednesday. A team of maternal health and veterinary experts were on hand for the delivery.

Frostbite: How to identify symptoms and how to treat it

startribune.com — Minnesota doctors want people to be on alert for frostbite and know its symptoms as painfully cold temperatures pierce the area. "Obviously, the key is to avoid exposure to extreme cold temperatures," Dr. Ryan Fey at Hennepin County Medical Center's Burn Center stressed.

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.
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Jul 07, 2015

Home alone. TV flips on. Almost freak out until I realize 15 yr old set DVR for @GolfChannel. #golfcrazy

Jul 07, 2015

Subway pitchman Jared’s home raided amid child-porn charges against associate: strib.mn/1G4Wfup pic.twitter.com/8K6OPexTZW

Jul 06, 2015

RT @MnPCA: You may experience health effects, especially if you have pre-existing conditions. More info: pca.state.mn.us/rfaupkh twitter.com/ToriTornado1/s…

Jul 06, 2015

RT @StribDrive: A semi struck the Jersey barrier and crashed, NB494 at County Road 6. Expect major delays for NB traffic. pic.twitter.com/PwGbYSFVrq

Jul 05, 2015

On @GreenLineTC from @StPaulSaints game and train delayed because people setting off fireworks on train. @sppdPIO called.

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