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Jerusalem snow

Photos: Snowstorm brings white Christmas to Bethlehem, and beyond

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

Photos: Nelson Mandela, 1918 - 2013

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.

Clearing snow

Photos: Winter storm moves through Minnesota

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.

A rod mill

Photos: At PolyMet, ramping up to mine copper

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.

New York City train derails

Photos: Scenes from the New York City train crash recovery

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.

Adrian Peterson, Chris Conte

Adrian Peterson hits the 10,000 yard mark

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.

Snoopy

Photos: The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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.

Volunteers pack up pumpkin pies.

Open Arms provides Thanksgiving meals at home

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.

Welcome

Legacy of lutefisk

For many, it's the season of fish. For others, it's the lutefisk, to be exact. Lots and lots of lutefisk.

Good Samaritan Center

Photos: Small town says goodbye to its nursing home

The recent closure of the 33-bed Good Samaritan Center in Hoffman, Minn., leaves Grant County with just one nursing home, located in nearby Barrett.

Eternal flame

Photos: Nation remembers JFK on 50th anniversary of death

Fifty years after John F. Kennedy fell victim to an assassin's bullet while visiting Texas with his wife, people at home and abroad paused Friday to remember the 35th president of the United States.

"I guess it's a well kept secret."

55101 as hipster haven. Um, seriously?

A report out today has named ZIP code 55101 as the top hipster market for real estate in the country.