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Mall Of America Reports Brisk Business On Thanksgiving Night

A lot of Americans seem willing to head out to the malls, right after Thanksgiving dinner. The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, says it drew 100,000 customers between 5 p.m. yesterday and 1 a.m. today.

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Man Charged With Hitting Couple Outside St. Paul Bar

Authorities say a driver who backed into a couple outside a St. Paul bar didn't wait for police to order him to the ground. The complaint says 30-year-old Darnell Maurice Cooper of Minneapolis told officers: "I am the one you want.

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Proposed Federal Smog Rules Could Affect Minnesota

Tighter federal air pollution rules aimed at reducing smog and the health risks from it could affect Minnesota. Minnesota currently complies with the federal ozone limit of 75 parts per billion. But the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday proposed lowering that limit to between 65 and 70.

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Minnetonka Middle School Student Charged With Making Threats

A seventh-grader at Minnetonka Middle School West in Excelsior is facing a felony charge of making terroristic threats. The principal sent out an email Thursday saying the parent of a fellow student told officials that the 13-year-old Shorewood boy was threatening her child and had a list of students he wanted to kill.

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3 Residents Escape Hibbing Apartment Fire

Around 70 emergency responders spent much of their Thanksgiving Day fighting a two-alarm fire at a Hibbing apartment building. A neighbor told the fire department that flames were shooting out of the first floor of the two-story building around 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

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Train Cars Carrying Grain Derail In Mankato

Six cars of a Union Pacific train that was heading to St. Paul went off the tracks in Mankato. The train was not carrying hazardous materials and there were no injuries when the derailment happened about 2:30 a.m. Thursday.

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Minnesota Nonprofit Cuts Ties With Savers

One Minnesota nonprofit is cutting ties with Savers after a state report alleged the company has deceived the public about the amount of proceeds that actually go to charity. True Friends is dropping Savers as a fundraising partner.

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Authorities: Alcohol Was Factor In Fatal Crash In St. Louis County

A 48-year-old woman has died and three others were injured after a vehicle rolled over in St. Louis County. The sheriff's office has identified the woman who died as Chevra Jean Zeigler of Shoreview.

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Safety Officials Warn of Holiday Fire Danger

Minnesota safety officials say the holiday season can be a deadly time for home fires.

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Judge Rejects Kyle Widow’s Request For New Trial

A judge has rejected a request from the widow of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle to order a new trial or set aside a jury's verdict in favor of former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.

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