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  • Caps Snap Wild’s Streak 3-1Caps Snap Wild’s Streak 3-1

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin got stitched up, and so did the Washington Capitals after a rough road trip. Ovechkin returned after taking a puck to the face and T.J. Oshie had a goal and an assist as the Capitals snapped out of a recent funk and ended the Minnesota Wild’s winning streak at four with a 3-1 victory Saturday night. Bloodied and sporting a few stitches on his lip, Ovechkin shook it off and had an assist to help Washington end its two-game skid. “It’s fine. It’s hockey,” Ovechkin said. “We dictate our game. I think we have lots of chances. Obviously power play, penalty kill do a great job, we score two goals. We’ll take it and we’ll move forward.” Oshie, who said the Capitals’ character “was a little bit of a question” after losses at Nashville and Colorado, was motivated to come out with a strong performance. He scored his seventh power-play goal of the season to tie Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos for the NHL lead but was far from the only player on top of his game. “It was addressed that we weren’t playing with enough grit, enough intensity, we weren’t playing for each other enough,” Oshie said. “There was a little extra determination tonight to get the boys going. Didn’t really need to. Everyone was rolling on their own.” Washington rolled thanks to an even-strength goal in the first by Dmitry Orlov and then a power-play goal in the third by Evgeny Kuznetsov. With goaltender Braden Holtby sharp as usual, the Capitals allowed just one power-play goal, to Nino Niederreiter in the first, and were perfect on their final three penalty kills. Making his first career start against the Capitals, Wild backup Alex Stalock stopped 40 of 43 shots. Oshie’s goal ended the Wild’s streak of 17 consecutive penalty kills dating to Nov. 4. “Their power play was better than our power play,” Minnesota coach Bruce Boudreau said. “That’s pretty well the difference, I think. They scored two. We scored one.” Holtby made 30 saves, including one with the edge of his glove while pinned against the cage. Washington outshot Minnesota 43-31, so Holtby didn’t have to be the hero he was in several recent victories. He and his teammates were all better than they were against the Predators and Avalanche. “We knew we needed to be better,” Holtby said. “We knew that’s not near good enough. That’s on everyone in here.” Ovechkin kept going Saturday night after an errant pass from Chris Stewart ramped up off the Russian superstar’s stick and into his face nine minutes into the second period. Ovechkin went off for repairs, returned for the third period and figured it could’ve been much worse: He could’ve lost some teeth. With Ovechkin’s teeth still in place, Nicklas Backstrom joked about the captain with the gap-toothed smile. “It’s just a couple stitches on his lip, so he’ll be fine,” Backstrom said. “Does he have any more teeth? NOTES: The Capitals improved to 6-0-1 when scoring first and won their fifth in a row at home. … Stalock stopped Chandler Stephenson on a penalty shot 15:11 into the third period. …The Wild gave Stalock his first start since Oct. 31 because Boudreau wanted to give No. 1 goalie Devan Dubnyk a “mental break” after his franchise record shutout streak of 195:54 ended Thursday against Nashville. … F Jakub Vrana returned to Washington’s lineup after being a healthy scratch Thursday at Colorado. Vrana replaced Nathan Walker. … Capitals D Christian Djoos remains out with what the team is calling an upper-body injury. Asked if Djoos was in the concussion protocol, coach Barry Trotz said, “I don’t want to answer that.” UP NEXT Wild: Return home to face New Jersey on Monday night. Capitals: Continue their four-game homestand Monday night against Calgary. (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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  • Ovechkin returns after puck to face, Caps snap Wild's streakOvechkin returns after puck to face, Caps snap Wild's streak

    Alex Ovechkin returned from taking a puck to the face, T.J. Oshie had a goal and an assist and the Washington Capitals snapped the Minnesota Wild's winning streak at four with a 3-1 victory

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  • Capitals halt Minnesota Wild's four-game winning streak - TwinCities.com-Pioneer PressCapitals halt Minnesota Wild's four-game winning streak - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

    TwinCities.com-Pioneer PressCapitals halt Minnesota Wild's four-game winning streakTwinCities.com-Pioneer PressWashington Capitals left wing Jakub Vrana (13) tries to get the puck past Minnesota Wild goalie Alex Stalock (32) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass). Expand. By David Driver ...Caps Snap Wild's Streak 3-1CBS Minnesota / WCCOall 31 news articles »

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  • Pat Shurmur Is Behind The Vikings’ Evolving OffensePat Shurmur Is Behind The Vikings’ Evolving Offense

    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Vikings had their starting quarterback for six quarters. Their starting running back for 15. They’ve had starting receivers and linemen miss multiple games. Yet, they’ve got a top-10 offense. Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur has been masterful this season, using a variety of different personnel groups, making for an incredibly diverse and unpredictable offense — thanks to a constantly-expanding and evolving playbook. Pat Shurmur (credit: CBS) “Well, my mindset is I try to learn something every day, and I’m always watching film, not only of ourselves and our opponents, but other teams,” Shurmur said. “It’s very easy to do with technology the way it is.” Shurmur has said often that he doesn’t have what you would call “his offense,” but is continually incorporating new things. From his West Coast background, he has added up-tempo spread concepts, college plays and schemes of his own invention. He is always innovating. “I think offenses evolve. Each week you look at your opponent and you have your core set of game plan plays, and then you have the adjustments that you make,” he said. Of course, having such a diverse offense is all-incumbent on players to be smart enough to handle that, and coaches to be effective at communicating it. “Fortunately, we have some very smart players that have a feel for conceptual football,” Shurmur said. “And I’m constantly looking for ways to say what we do in fewer words, so you can execute it quicker.” Five different players scored touchdowns this past Sunday in Washington. That doesn’t happen without a creative offensive coordinator.

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  • Firefighters Rescue Teens From St. Paul CaveFirefighters Rescue Teens From St. Paul Cave

    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — St. Paul firefighters spent almost three hours trying to extricate two teens from a cave on St. Paul’s West Side early Saturday. The teens got stuck down a shaft about 100-feet below and could not get back up They were not injured and did not need to go to the hospital after being rescued. (credit: CBS) St. Paul Fire Assistant Chief Mike Gaede said the boys were OK because a third teen who did not follow them down called police. If all three teens had went down into the caves, Gaede said their story would have had a very different and tragic ending. Minnesota’s capitol city has long had a problem with urban explorers, according to Gaede. (credit: SPFD) While the city has covered up many of the bluff caves that line the Mississippi River, Gaede said the three teenage boys tried to access caves through a ventilation shaft about 16 inches in diameter. “They had some flashlights, a few ropes, but nothing to the extent of what they would need for an operation such as that,” Gaede said. “So they got down, realized they were over their head, couldn’t get out by themselves.” (credit: CBS) He said the boys tried for several hours to get out on their own, and even pleaded with the third teen up top not to call police. Eventually, the friend did call police for help at about 1:45 a.m. (credit: CBS) St. Paul’s specialized cave rescue team worked from about 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. to extricate the boys. “It’s one of the more severe [cases],” Gaede said. “They were in a whole lot of trouble. Luckily for them, the air monitoring was good down there.” The boys were in a ventilation shaft that brings clean air into the cave. “That was the intended purpose when those caves were occupied,” Gaede said. (credit: CBS) Air quality is one of the biggest threats once people make it down into the caves, according to Gaede. He said at least two people have died in the caves in the past 15 years, which is why they are all off limits and illegal to enter. “This is no joke,” Gaede said. “That area is dangerous and almost had dire consequences for those two young individuals.” Gaede did not say where this happened specifically, because the department does not want anyone else to get any ideas to go exploring. The fire department will work with city parks and rec officials to also secure this access point to prevent any future incidents.

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  • Gophers Fall in Four to Illinois - Gophersports.comGophers Fall in Four to Illinois - Gophersports.com

    Gophersports.comGophers Fall in Four to IllinoisGophersports.comThe two teams traded points through 19-19 before Minnesota took a narrow 21-19 lead. However, Illinois came back and tied the set at 21 as Minnesota used its first timeout. Minnesota took a 24-22 lead off Lohman's second ace of the set as Illinois ...

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  • St. Paul Time Capsule Highlights Climate ChangeSt. Paul Time Capsule Highlights Climate Change

    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A time capsule is putting the spotlight on climate change. Several groups helped organize the capsule’s dedication in St. Paul Saturday. Organizers asked people to put items in the capsule that they could lose to climate change. (credit: CBS) There were lots of hand-written letters, drawings from children, artwork and jewelry. Those who came out said they want to protect the earth for years to come. “I have grandchildren, and so I’d like them to be able to grow up and have a world to live in, and be able to have grandchildren if they want,” said event volunteer Jeanne Fahlstrom. Similar events happened in several cities across the country.

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  • Hutchinson Veteran Receives France’s Highest HonorHutchinson Veteran Receives France’s Highest Honor

    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A World War II veteran from Hutchinson received a very special honor Saturday. Elvin “Speedy” Homan fought on the beaches of Normandy, France on D-Day in 1944. He was captured by German soldiers in the Netherlands, and spent months as a prisoner of war. Elvin “Speedy” Homan (credit: CBS) France’s Consul General honored him with the Legion of Honor, the country’s highest national honor. “It was awesome,” Homan said. “I thought I’d never get it but I did. I did get it. And I appreciate very much that the Consul gave it.” Homan was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1945, but he re-enlisted in 1950 to serve in the Korean War.

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  • Woman Dies After Rescue From St. Paul House FireWoman Dies After Rescue From St. Paul House Fire

    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A woman is dead after a house fire in St. Paul Friday afternoon. (credit: CBS) Crews responded to a home in the 500 block of Jefferson Avenue, and saw flames and smoke pouring out of a second floor window. Firefighters found a female victim inside, who later died at Regions Hospital. The exact cause of death has not be released.

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  • NFL preview: Rams at Minnesota Vikings - Los Angeles TimesNFL preview: Rams at Minnesota Vikings - Los Angeles Times

    NFL preview: Rams at Minnesota VikingsLos Angeles TimesThe Times' Gary Klein and Lindsey Thiry preview the Rams' (7-2) Week 11 tilt with the Minnesota Vikings (7-2), including the anticipated head-to-head matchup of quarterbacks Jared Goff and Case Keenum.

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  • CSU Pueblo falls to Minnesota State, Mankato 16-13 - KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo NewsCSU Pueblo falls to Minnesota State, Mankato 16-13 - KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News

    CSU Pueblo falls to Minnesota State, Mankato 16-13KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo NewsThe No. 20 Colorado State University-Pueblo football team suffered a 16-13 overtime loss to No. 1 Minnesota State University, Mankato Saturday in Round 1 of the NCAA Division II Playoffs. The ThunderWolves (9-3) entered into their first overtime period ...and more »

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  • David Cassidy Hospitalized, ‘Surrounded By Family’David Cassidy Hospitalized, ‘Surrounded By Family’

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Partridge Family” star David Cassidy has been hospitalized in Florida. His representative tells The Associated Press on Saturday that Cassidy is “now conscious” and “surrounded by family.” The rep adds that Cassidy was in pain and taken to the hospital on Wednesday. No additional details were provided. David Cassidy (credit: CBS) The 67-year-old said earlier this year that he was struggling with memory loss. He also announced this year that he was ending his 50-year career after a few concerts. The actor and singer said that traveling and his arthritis made performing difficult. Cassidy has had numerous personal problems in the decades following his initial success, ranging from substance abuse to bankruptcy. He’s the stepson of actress and fellow “Partridge Family” star Shirley Jones. (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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  • State High School Football Tournament ScoresState High School Football Tournament Scores

    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) — Here are results from the 2017 Minnesota State High School Football Tournament: Class 6A Quarterfinal Thursday, Nov. 9 At Park Center High School Maple Grove 29, St. Michael-Albertville 27 At Chanhassen High School Eden Prairie 35, Lakeville North 0 Friday, Nov. 10 At Osseo High School Minnetonka 10, Prior Lake 6 At White Bear Lake High School Cretin-Derham Hall 28, Edina 14 Semifinal, At U.S. Bank Stadium Thursday, Nov. 16 Eden Prairie 26, Maple Grove 0 Friday, Nov. 17 Minnetonka 17, Cretin-Derham Hall 14 Championship Friday, Nov. 24 At U.S. Bank Stadium Eden Prairie vs. Minnetonka, 7 p.m. Class 5A Quarterfinal Friday, Nov. 10 At Mounds View High School Elk River 66, Andover 60 Saturday, Nov. 11 At Lakeville North High School Mahtomedi 34, Owatonna 59 At Husky Stadium-SCSU Brainerd 24, St. Louis Park 7 At Shakopee High School Apple Valley 41, Mankato West 28 Semifinal U.S. Bank Stadium Friday, Nov. 17 Elk River 51, Apple Valley 40 Saturday, Nov. 18 Owatonna 56, Brainerd 28 Championship Saturday, Nov. 25 At U.S. Bank Stadium Elk River vs. Owatonna Class 4A, Quarterfinal Friday, Nov. 10 At Farmington High School Winona 17, Fridley 14 At Husky Stadium-SCSU Holy Angels 20, Rocori 8 Cloquet 36, Becker 21 At Shakopee High School South St. Paul 42, Marshall 14 Semifinal At U.S. Bank Stadium Thursday, Nov. 16 Holy Angels 26, Winona 22 Friday, Nov. 17 Cloquet 40, South St. Paul 21 Championship Friday, Nov. 24 At U.S. Bank Stadium Cloquet vs. Holy Angels, 4 p.m. Class 3A, Quarterfinal Saturday, Nov. 11 At Prior Lake High School St. Croix Lutheran 61, Rochester Lourdes 29 Fairmont 13, Jordan 20 At Alexandria High School Pequot Lakes 34, Mora 0 At Brainerd High School Proctor 13, Pierz 42 Semifinal At U.S. Bank Stadium Saturday, Nov. 18 Pierz 55, Jordan 26 St. Croix Lutheran 45, Pequot Lakes 7 Championship Saturday, Nov. 25 At U.S. Bank Stadium Pierz vs. St. Croix Lutheran Class 2A, Quarterfinal Friday, Nov. 10 At Burnsville High School Caledonia 38, Minneapolis North 0 At Alexandria High School Paynesville 58, Barnesville 33 At New Ulm High School Pipestone 19, Blue Earth Area 12 At Brainerd High School Moose Lake/Willow River 41, West Central/Ashby 14 Semifinal At U.S. Bank Stadium Thursday, Nov. 16 Caledonia 49, Paynesville 16 Friday, Nov. 17 Pipestone 28, Moose Lake/Willow River 6 Championship Friday, Nov. 24 At U.S. Bank Stadium Pipestone vs. Caledonia, 1 p.m. Class A, Quarterfinal Saturday, Nov. 11 At Alexandria High School Mahnomen 22, Minneota 34 At Brainerd High School Braham 20, Ada-Borup/Norman County West 29 At New Ulm High School Wabasso 53, Bethlehem Academy 14 At Shakopee High School Mayer Lutheran 31, Goodhue 21 Semifinal Saturday, Nov. 18 At U.S. Bank Stadium Wabasso 21, Ada-Borup-NCW 13 Mayer Lutheran 21, Minneota 54 Championship Saturday, Nov. 25 At U.S. Bank Stadium Minneota vs. Wabasso Nine Man, Quarterfinal Friday, Nov. 10 At New Ulm High School Russel-Tyler-Ruthton 8, Mountain Lake Area 6 At Bemidji State Univ. Stephen-Argyle 39, Cromwell 22 Nevis 42, North Woods 14 At Buffalo High School Spring Grove 34, Verndale 6 Semifinal At U.S. Bank Stadium Thursday, Nov. 16 Spring Grove 27, Stephen-Argyle 7 Friday, Nov. 17 Nevis 44, Russel-Tyler-Ruthton 16 Championship Friday, Nov. 24 At U.S. Bank Stadium Nevis vs. Spring Grove, 10 a.m.

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  • 4 Shot In Minneapolis; Teenager In Critical Condition4 Shot In Minneapolis; Teenager In Critical Condition

    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A teenager is among four people shot overnight in Minneapolis. It happened in the 3600 block of Emerson Avenue North at about 1:30 a.m. Marvin Shold has lived on Emerson Avenue North for more than 40 years. “I heard somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 gunshots,” Shold said. Shold is now without a car. He says it was taken away by police as evidence after a shooting. “I don’t know if it was the doors or windows or what part of my car that got shot,” he said. So far this year, the majority of the city’s violent crime happened on the city’s north side. Residents gathered on Emerson Saturday, calling for peace. (credit: CBS) “No matter how many police officers you have on the streets, we have to be able to resolve conflict resolutions,” said Pastor Harding Smith. Police say they found a 33-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy lying in the front yard, both with gunshot wounds. A 36-year-old man was also found wounded in an alley, and a fourth victim had already gone to the hospital. “You don’t have the same issues that you have in Edina and Shoreview. But we got problems in this community that are more deeper than just crime,” said V.J. Smith, president of the Minneapolis chapter of MAD DADS. He said curbing violence means tackling several issues in the process. “Mental health, poverty, housing, jobs, you know, criminal justice,” V.J. Smith said. He said he hopes that will include partnering with newly-elected city leaders. Smith said he plans to work with Police Chief Medaria Arradondo and Mayor-Elect Jacob Frey, but said the work needs to start with the community. “If we depend on one person to solve our problem, we’re going to still have a big problem,” V.J. Smith said. Police say the 17-year-old victim was taken to North Memorial Medical Center with critical injuries. The 36-year-old victim is stable, whlie the others have non-life threatening injuries. Police say this is still an active investigation, and they are not releasing any identities at this time. No arrests have been made.

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  • Wells Fargo WinterSkateWells Fargo WinterSkate

    The holiday season is kicking off in St. Paul with the grand opening of Wells Fargo WinterSkate. The ceremony goes from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The WinterSkate is open through Feb. 11, 2018. Click here for more information.

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  • Gun-related cases running at 20-year highs in Minnesota - Minneapolis Star TribuneGun-related cases running at 20-year highs in Minnesota - Minneapolis Star Tribune

    Minneapolis Star TribuneGun-related cases running at 20-year highs in MinnesotaMinneapolis Star TribuneMinnesota prosecutors have taken aim at criminals with guns, sending more to prison for gun-related convictions than at any time in at least two decades. In 2015 and 2016, prosecutors statewide received about 1,200 gun-related cases each year from ...

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  • Northwestern beats Minnesota 39-0 for sixth straight victory - Chicago TribuneNorthwestern beats Minnesota 39-0 for sixth straight victory - Chicago Tribune

    Chicago TribuneNorthwestern beats Minnesota 39-0 for sixth straight victoryChicago TribuneHe finished Saturday's 39-0 victory against Minnesota on senior day as only the second Big Ten player to record four straight 1,000 yard rushing seasons, joining former Wisconsin great Ron Dayne. “All things come to an end,” Jackson said when asked ...Gophers Fall at Northwestern 39-0Gophersports.comNorthwestern dominates Minnesota in 39-0 shutoutInside NUNorthwestern-Minnesota football: Recap, stats (November 18, 2017)Landof10.comRivals.com (press release) -The Daily Gopher -Reutersall 67 news articles »

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  • Northwestern Dominates Gophers 39-0Northwestern Dominates Gophers 39-0

    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Clayton Thorson had three touchdown passes, Justin Jackson added 166 yards rushing on 31 carries and Northwestern won its sixth straight with a 39-0 rout of Minnesota on Saturday. The Wildcats (8-3, 6-2 Big Ten) also forced five turnovers on defense. Cornerback Montre Hartage had an interception and a fumble recovery to set up up two touchdowns. (credit: David Banks/Getty Images) Thorson finished 9 of 13 for 86 yards in a game played mostly in rain and wind. Garrett Dickerson had two touchdown receptions. “We knew today would be a tough-guy day, a Chicago blue-collar day,” NU coach Pat Fitzgerald said. “You just had to show up and impose your will. I thought we dominated. I thought it was a dominant performance on the line of scrimmage.” Minnesota quarterback Demry Croft completed just 2 of 11 passes for 43 yards with three interceptions. Rodney Smith had 96 yards rushing for the Gophers (5-6, 2-6). “I told our team we never really had opportunities to go win the football game because of the turnovers,” Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck said. “Five turnovers, six drops. When you have that, you’re not going to win many football games.” Jackson has 1,010 yards on the season and became just the second Big Ten player — and 9th in FBS history — to rush for 1,000 yards in four straight seasons. Wisconsin’s Ron Dayne (1996-99) is the other Big Ten player. Jackson has 5,139 career yards and moved past Michigan’s Mike Hart (5,040) for fifth place on the Big Ten’s all-time rushing list. Northwestern has won 21 of the last 22 games in which Jackson has rushed for 100 yards or more. “He’s a once in a coaching lifetime type of young man,” Fitzgerald said. “He’s a terrific leader, he’s got an amazing work ethic and what you see on Saturday is a byproduct of his preparation. He’s done it from the minute he got here.” THE TAKEAWAY Minnesota: The Gophers had dropped four of five games before breaking out for a 54-21 win over Nebraska last week. But any hopes that the performance could spark a late-season turnaround were quickly dashed on Saturday. Northwestern: With a seventh straight win in the season finale next week, the Wildcats will be in line for a major bowl. The offense’s red zone efficiency has played a major role in the winning streak. By going 5 for 5 on Saturday (all touchdowns), the Wildcats have converted 27 of 28 red-zone trips into points during the streak. UP NEXT Minnesota: The Gophers host No. 4 Wisconsin in the regular-season finale on Saturday. Northwestern: The Wildcats conclude the season at Illinois on Saturday. (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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  • Gophers Place 19th at NCAA Championship - Gophersports.comGophers Place 19th at NCAA Championship - Gophersports.com

    Gophersports.comGophers Place 19th at NCAA ChampionshipGophersports.comSix of Minnesota's seven runners made their debuts at the NCAA meet with Strandemo returning as the team's lone veteran. In their NCAA debuts, B. Hasz placed 70th in 20:29.32 followed by M. Hasz in 74th (20:31.01), and Strandemo placed 83rd (20:35.74) ...

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  • Rapid Recap: No. 23 Northwestern 39, Minnesota 0 - Daily NorthwesternRapid Recap: No. 23 Northwestern 39, Minnesota 0 - Daily Northwestern

    Daily NorthwesternRapid Recap: No. 23 Northwestern 39, Minnesota 0Daily NorthwesternGale-force winds and a wintry mix couldn't slow down Northwestern. Instead, the No. 23 Wildcats (8-3, 6-2 Big Ten) thrived in the miserable slop that kept many fans away from Ryan Field, dispatching hapless Minnesota (5-6, 2-6) on Saturday 39-0 to win ...Football: Wildcats embrace the muck in sloppy win over MinnesotaThe Daily Northwesternall 8 news articles »

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  • Franken Writes Letter To Woman Who Accused Him Of HarassmentFranken Writes Letter To Woman Who Accused Him Of Harassment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Al Franken has written a letter to the woman who accused him of forcibly kissing and groping her, saying he is ashamed of his actions and apologizes. Los Angeles radio host Leeann Tweeden read the letter Friday while appearing on the TV talk show “The View.” In the letter, Franken tells Tweeden that he wants to “apologize to you personally.” He also says there is no excuse for the photo taken of him posing in a joking manner while apparently placing his hands on her chest while she was asleep aboard a transport plane. Tweeden says the unwanted kissing took place during a 2006 USO tour. Franken says he remembers their encounter differently but is “ashamed that my actions ruined that experience for you.” (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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  • Free, Fun Things To Do On ThanksgivingFree, Fun Things To Do On Thanksgiving

    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — After your Thanksgiving meal and before your first nap it’s nice to get out for a bit and walk off the bloat. Here are a few free, fun and family friendly things to do that are open on Thursday. Amber Box at Guthrie Theater The Amber Box is located on the ninth floor of the Guthrie. The amber-tinted windows were designed by Jean Nouvel to provide a warm, optimistic view of Minneapolis throughout the year. From the box, you can seee everything from the 35W bridge to the Stone Arch Bridge and the Mississippi River, St. Anthony Falls, the original Pillsbury A Mill and the Mill City Museum. Holidazzle Skating Rink Even though the Twin Cities tradition Holidazzle doesn’t get started until Friday, the skating rink is open every day between now and the end of winter. It’s free, and you can bring your own skates or pick up a complementary pair. Minnehaha Falls There’s just something about Minnehaha Falls, even in the gray, damp weather that’s so relaxing. Rice Park Over in St. Paul, Rice Park is all lit up for the holidays. The trees are coated and the ice is shined up for free skating. Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at the Como Zoo No matter the weather outside, it’s always summery and warm inside the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at the Como Zoo.But make your plans early, because it’s one of the most popular days of the year and they close at 4 p.m. The fall flower show comes down next weekend, and the Holiday Flower Show begins on Dec. 2.

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  • 4 Shot In North Minneapolis; Teenager In Critical Condition4 Shot In North Minneapolis; Teenager In Critical Condition

    TV is part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corp. and one of the largest network-owned station groups in the country. Click here for WCCO-TV news stories Send us your breaking news tips [] 830 WCCO Welcome to News Radio 830 WCCO on CBSMinnesota.com! WCCO is part of CBS Radio, a division of CBS Corp. and one of the largest network-owned station groups in the country.

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  • Mike’s Mix: Dancing In The MoonlightMike’s Mix: Dancing In The Moonlight

    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Each week, Mike Augustyniak searches the Twin Cities for the most creative cocktails around. This week, he’s in Borough, trying his hand at a few Thanksgiving cocktails, including Dancing in the Moonlight — a pumpkin pie in a glass. 1 Whole Egg 1 oz Pumpkin Puree * ¾ oz Ginger Syrup ** ½ oz Demerara Syrup *** ¼ oz St. Elizabeth’s Allspice Dram 2 oz Plantation 5-Year Rum 2 Dashes of Bittercube Blackstrap Bitters * To make Pumpkin Puree: in a saucepan, combine 1 can of pumpkin puree and spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, as instructed on the can).  Add 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract, and 1/4 cup of packed brown sugar.  Simmer on low to blend flavors, then remove from heat and let cool at room temperature before using or storing in the refrigerator. ** To make Ginger Syrup: In a saucepan over medium heat, dissolve 1 cup of granulated white sugar in 1 cup of water. Add 1 cup of sliced ginger to the mixture, bring to a boil, and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, steep for an hour, and then strain out ginger. Use or store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. *** To make Demerara Syrup: In a saucepan, over medium heat, dissolve 1 cup of Demerara sugar in 1 cup of water.  Cool, and use or store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin, and shake over ice until very cold.  Remove ice by straining, and then shake again (called a “dry shake”) until the little flecks of ice are no longer audible.  Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with freshly ground nutmeg. Not Far From The Tree ¼ oz Vanilla Simple Syrup * ½ oz Dolin Blanc Dry Vermouth 1 oz Leopold Brothers Cranberry Liqueur 1 ¾ oz Green Apple Vodka 2 Dashes Lemon Bitters * To make Vanilla Simple Syrup: combine 1 cup of granulated white sugar and 1 cup of water in a saucepan over medium-high heat, and stir until sugar is completely dissolved.  Split a vanilla bean lengthwise, place in a heatproof jar or bottle, and pour the hot syrup over the bean.  Allow to stand for 8 to 10 hours; remove bean, and use or store for up to two weeks. Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass or tin.  Add ice and stir until well-chilled and diluted.  Strain into a chilled coupe glass, and garnish with a lemon twist. Borough’s dining room and bar offer a warm, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. The menus change frequently with the availability of seasonal ingredients. Happy hour is available at the bar from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Special happy hour offerings include ½ off select beer taps, $1/ounce pours of select wines, $6 craft cocktails on tap and a special happy hour food menu. boroughmpls.com

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  • 'A picture of hope' for sex-trafficking victims'A picture of hope' for sex-trafficking victims

    "It is very hard to keep up with demand," says Laura Sutherland, regional coordinator for southeast Minnesota for Safe Harbor, a program that helps at-risk and sexually exploited youth. "It is very hard to keep up with demand," says Laura Sutherland, regional coordinator for southeast Minnesota for Safe Harbor, a program that helps at-risk and sexually exploited youth.

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  • Dollar General marches across SE MinnesotaDollar General marches across SE Minnesota

    A new Dollar General store at the intersection of Minnesota Highway 56 and Minnesota Highway 30 in Hayfield is slated to open early next year. "It's easier than driving to Rochester," Bonnie Schmidt, of Kasson, said about shopping at the Dollar General in Kasson on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017.

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