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Saturday, December 29, 2012

U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., said he is willing to give ground on the income threshold for tax increases in a deal to solve the fiscal cliff crisis. (12/29/2012)
A Rotary Club and high school students in Duluth are hoping to gather 9,000 people to break a world record for making snow angels. (12/29/2012)
The biggest trend in fashion for the new year might just be that there isn't anything especially trendy. (12/29/2012)
It's the holiday season and for some people that means celebrating with friends, family and cocktails. But instead of settling for the standard martini or Manhattan, author and historian Lesley Blume suggests you reach for a taste of bygone cocktail culture.
Hennepin County says it has saved nearly $54 million in interest and is on track to pay off its debt for Target Field years early.
The Department of Natural Resources has set up a 15-member committee to provide advice as the agency ramps up its fight against aquatic invasive species like Asian carp and zebra mussels.
There is a law in place that calls for new manufacturing requirements to improve the visibility behind passenger vehicles to help prevent fatal backing crashes, which the government estimates kill some 228 people every year. But the standards have yet to be mandated because of delays by the DOT.
There is a major decision coming up that will truly define the year 2012. Yes, it's almost time for the American Dialect Society to once again vote on the Word of the Year. Will it be selfie? Hate-watching? Superstorm? Double down? Fiscal cliff? Or (shudder) YOLO?
The Mars rover Curiosity has fallen into a rhythm: Drive, snap pictures, zap at boulders, scoop up dirt. Repeat. Topping its to-do list in the new year: Set off toward a Martian mountain -- a trek that will take up a good chunk of the year.
Heading into Sunday's Vikings-Packers game, it would be hard for the stakes to be much higher, and that's just the way it should be.
After finishing among the top three on "The Voice," St. Paul singer Nicholas David gets a big honor Sunday.
Two Minnesota Republicans failed to make it onto the presidential ticket. Voters rejected efforts to enshrine in the state constitution a gay marriage ban and a requirement for presenting photo IDs at polling places. And Democrats took control of both houses of the Legislature for the first time since 1990 as politics dominated Minnesota's news scene in 2012.
He cracked the code. That's what folks in the oilpatch say about George Mitchell. In the 1970s and '80s, the country's conventional, big pools of natural gas were tapped out. Drillers looked in new geologic formations, but found themselves stumped. His firm's breakthrough was coaxing natural gas from stubborn rock known as shale. It unlocked a new geologic door to fossil energy.
D.J. Johnson returned an interception 39 yards and Ryan Bustin made a 28-yard field goal as time expired to give Texas Tech a 34-31 comeback victory over Minnesota on Friday night in the Meineke Car Care Bowl.
It's the peak of the bowl season with a handful of big games on New Year's Day, and the BCS National Championship game a week later. Millions of us watch on television, but the tradition of seeing the big game in person draws legions of traveling fans from across the country.

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