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

Holidazzle Village will include carousel, skating rink this year — The bright lights and festive music from the annual Holidazzle parade will be replaced with the Holidazzle Village and Minneapolis Holiday Market. The Minneapolis Downtown Council on Thursday released details of what people will experience this holiday season on Nicollet Mall between 10th and 12th Streets.

Maple Grove ranks No. 2 on Money's 'Best Places to Live' list — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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.
Nov 26, 2014

Who will @patrickreusse name:Turkey of the Year? Watch @1500ESPN_Reusse describe process. @randball columns help:

Nov 26, 2014

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

Nov 26, 2014

@patricktcondon Make the drive to St. Paul. Louisiana Cafe, Uptowner, Buttered Tin....too many to name.

Nov 25, 2014

RT @iampink: Need to learn how to carve turkey? @vsawkar has two options for you. WATCH:

Nov 25, 2014

Puck drops on Minnesota prep hockey. @stribprepsDavid previews season: @youthhockeyhub @followthepuck

Nov 24, 2014

RT @kavitakumar: Just got confirmation @BestBuy is in process of closing one of St. Louis-area stores in a precautionary move before grand jury announcement.

Nov 24, 2014

@natefanderson Felt the exact same way. I'm sure it will get some Oscar nods.

Nov 24, 2014

Great advice from @cooksofcrocushill as you get set to make your turkey for #Thanksgiving. Watch this 3 min video:

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