Santa Lucia Day is a Scandinavian festival that takes place on one of the darkest days of winter. It was originally created to honor St. Lucia, one of the earliest Christian martyrs.
The Vikings beat Philadelphia on Sunday 48-30 to snap a five-game winning streak by the Eagles.
About 200,000 anti-government protesters converged on the central square of Ukraine's capital Sunday in a dramatic show of morale after nearly four weeks of daily protests, but the rally was shadowed by suggestions that their goal of closer ties with Europe may be imperiled.
The annual SantaCon bar crawl occurs worldwide in more than 300 cities in 44 countries.
Here in Minnesota we're used to freezing temperatures and snowy roads in December. Snow plows stand ready. Winter coats are hanging by the door. But in the Middle East, full-blown winter is something rare. The snow shouldn't last long thought -- temps in the region are forecasted to reach the 50s by next week.
Nelson Mandela,died on Thursday at the age of 95, a global symbol of sacrifice and reconciliation in a world often jarred by conflict and division.
A National Weather Service observer reported 26 inches of snow north of Two Harbors late Tuesday night. Duluth was buried under at least 16 inches. Forecasters say much of the region will see another 8 to 12 inches Wednesday.
PolyMet Mining hopes to unlock copper in the rock of northeastern Minnesota. Their plans bring hope for economic development and fear of environmental damage to the region that used to be the hub of the iron ore industry in the state.
Federal authorities on Monday were beginning an exhaustive investigation into what caused a New York City commuter train rounding a riverside curve to derail, killing four people and injuring more than 60 others.
Peterson passed the mark for Minnesota in the fourth quarter Sunday against Chicago in his 101st career game. Eric Dickerson got there in 91 games, and Jim Brown reached the milestone in 98 games.
The big balloons soared along with the crowd's spirits Thursday as the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade made its way through the streets of New York City.
Hunger relief groups have been working for weeks to make sure all Minnesotans have a meal on Thanksgiving. Altogether, they'll provide thousands of meals - some at homeless shelters or other charitable organizations, some delivered right to family homes.