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Charities cashing in as shoppers round up at checkout

An analysis showed checkout fundraisers across the nation raked in more than $348 million in 2012.

Eden Prairie's Mike Grant a winner on and off the field

Even more so than iconic coaches in Mike Grant's life, his mother’s devotion to humanity guides all he does at Eden Prairie.





Access Vikings
Access Vikings (merry) morning walkthrough: Teddy's sweet throw, Josey joins the Vikings and more

Every weekday, our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening with the team that day. WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED — With one throw, QB Teddy Bridgewater showed his potential. — The …

Zafar Siddiqui
Muslims Love Jesus

Yes, it is the truth that Muslims love Jesus (peace be upon him).

Paul Douglas on Weather
Third Green Christmas In Last 10 Years. Cold Slap for New Year's Eve

Yes, it would be nice to see the sun, but that would probably require a real Canadian cold front capable of breaking the inversion and sweeping low-level moisture south …





C.J.
C.J.: Ex-Timberwolf Corey Brewer takes some pint-size lip at his charity Christmas event

Traded Timberwolf Corey Brewer endured a bit of tiny taunting over a couple of basketball missteps during his Christmas charity event. Before being dealt to the Houston Rockets, Brewer was …

Stud takes a long shot in 'The Gambler'

REVIEW: This remake of the 1974 film starring James Caan bears little resemblance to the original, and wisely so.

Mark Craig
Craig: Vikings receive sack for early end-of-season awards

A look at the Vikings’ team award winners.


Michael Brodkorb
I am dreaming of a white Christmas

Snow on the ground is the missing key ingredient this Christmas season

Up North Report
The night Santa Claus wore steel-toed boots

Minnesota author Aaron Brown tells the story of the time Santa Claus visited his Iron Range family on Christmas Eve.

The Home Inspector
Seek Thermal Infrared Camera: A $199 IR Camera for Androids and iPhones

Seek Thermal has come up with a $199 infrared camera that works with several models of iPhones and Android phones. I tested this camera with my Samsung Galaxy S4.