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Couple slips $500,000 check into Rosemount Salvation Army kettle

The donors want to stay anonymous. The amount dwarfs the previous one-time record kettle donation in the metro area.

Mayor Hodges calls for end to Black Lives Matter vigil outside 4th Precinct

Meanwhile, charges could come today against four men suspected of being involved in the wounding of five activists with gunfire. Authorities are weighing whether to seek prosecution for hate crimes.

Why not Fahrenheit in news stories about climate change?

Why use degrees Celsius when so few of us understand exactly what that means?

Firing Limegrover makes it clear: This is Tracy Claeys' team

After Jerry Kill retired for health reasons on Oct. 28, this sentiment lingered in the air: Tracy Claeys was taking over as head coach, but…

Paul Douglas on Weather
Main Surge of Wet Snow Arrives Late Afternoon and Tonight; 4-7" of Wet, Slushy, March-like Snow Expected

Let. It. Snow. Old Man Winter will assist you in your attempt to get into the holiday spirit over the next 36 hours with a long-duration period of wet snow. Roads will be mainly wet today, but snow will start to stick on area highways by late afternoon; by tomorrow it will actually look like winter out there. About time.

Sid Hartman
Hartman: Vikings' Peterson gets his wish, lots of carries at Atlanta

The Vikings kept going to their star running back, and he responded with a big game vs. the Falcons.

Kerri Westenberg
From the Travel Desk: November, early Dec. are great times to travel

Lower prices and easy-to-get reservations are nice, but the main reason to travel when others stay at home? You can see a place more clearly when it’s not overcrowded.

James Lileks
Lileks: Resist giving in to the dark side of holiday lights

It’s time to drape strings of electrified illumination around your house to increase the urban festivity quotient. In the old days, men got up on…

A lesbian mom feels pressure to be perfect

As much progress as we have made in our fight for equality, we still sometimes feel the pressure to be the perfect lesbian family.

Confessions of a Packers fan who married into a Vikings family

"I grew up with the Green Bay Packers, in suburban Milwaukee, the way you grow up with gravity," writes 10,000 Takes contributor Tim Gihring. Then he married into a family of Vikings fans.

Minnesota on Tap
Sociable Cider Werks celebrates two years

Sociable Cider Werks has been in operation for two years now.