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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Adrian Peterson
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was held to 99 yards on 22 carries, after gaining 199 and 210 in his first two games against Green Bay, and quarterback Joe Webb stumbled badly in place of Christian Ponder as the Packers rolled to a 24-10 victory over the Vikings in an NFC wild-card game Saturday night. (01/05/2013)
The number of people who died in Minnesota traffic crashes rose in 2012 after five years of improving numbers. (01/05/2013)
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The latest figures show December was another month of steady, moderate job growth. But for many people still struggling with long-term unemployment, the situation hasn't actually changed much at all. (01/05/2013)
U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., met with mental health advocates, state officials and members of law enforcement on Saturday to discuss better ways to help people with mental illness stay out of the criminal justice system.
The Republican Party seems as divided and angry as ever. The GOP's internal struggles to figure out what it wants to be were painfully exposed after Mitt Romney's loss to President Barack Obama on Nov. 6, but they have exploded in recent days.
Minnesota's offense has a simple focus: Adrian Peterson. The Vikings aren't scheming to surprise opponents by throwing 50 passes per game. That doesn't mean offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave doesn't have plenty to work on.
Efforts to unionize government-subsidized personal care assistants in Minnesota are getting some help from a national advocacy group.
Authorities say the pilot arrested for being under the influence as he prepared his plane for takeoff is a 48-year-old North Carolina man.
The Vikings visit Lambeau Field for Saturday's NFC wild card, and no place in the NFL has been tougher to play over the last three years. Green Bay has won all but two of its last 28 regular-season home games. But in the postseason, the Packers lost their last two home playoff games.
The nation just suffered its worst year for whooping cough in nearly six decades, according to preliminary government figures.
We know obesity is a health crisis, or every new year wouldn't start with resolutions to eat better and get off the couch. But don't try taking away our junk food. Americans blame too much screen time and cheap fast food for fueling the nation's fat epidemic, a poll finds.
Lawmakers accused the CIA of misleading the makers of the Osama bin Laden raid film "Zero Dark Thirty" by allegedly telling them that harsh interrogation methods helped track down the terrorist mastermind.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is embarking on what it calls the largest study of moose deaths ever conducted. The study will help determine why Minnesota's moose population has declined almost 50 percent in the last six years.
Hamline University has suspended basketball coach Nelson Whitmore indefinitely after a player was accused of punching a woman.
The downtown St. Paul store looked like it wasn't there for the long haul.
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday proposed the most sweeping food safety rules in decades, requiring farmers and food companies to be more vigilant in the wake of deadly outbreaks in peanuts, cantaloupe and leafy greens.
Legislation passed this week to avert the "fiscal cliff" could still leave in place deficits averaging more than $900 billion a year over the coming decade if Congress fails to follow its tax increases up with further spending cuts or tax hikes, the nonpartisan scorekeeper for Congress said Friday.
President Barack Obama may round out his new national security leadership team next week, with a nomination for defense secretary expected and a pick to lead the CIA possible.

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