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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Ford says it expects to sell 2.2 million vehicles this year, with the Ford Focus compact car being its most popular model. (12/30/2012)
Adrian Peterson, Connor Barwin
Adrian Peterson's remarkable comeback season now has a magic number to punctuate it. He became the seventh player to rush for 2,000 yards in a season, plowing through the Green Bay Packers for a 20-yard gain that put him over the top in the third quarter Sunday. He finished with 199 yards and a touchdown in the 37-34 victory, leaving him nine yards shy of Eric Dickerson's single-season record. Here's what some of his season looked like. (12/30/2012)
Adrian Peterson, A.J. Hawk, Morgan Burnett
Peterson became the seventh player to rush for 2,000 yards in a season, plowing through the Green Bay Packers for a 20-yard gain that put him over the top in the third quarter Sunday. (12/30/2012)
Adrian Peterson picked up the Minnesota Vikings and gave them a ride to the playoffs, where the first stop on this improbable journey is, yes, Green Bay.
On the subject of gun rights, a divide has existed for decades, separating America into hostile camps of conservative vs. liberal, rural vs. urban. As the nation responds to the massacre of 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Conn., the gulf has rarely felt wider than now.
The top Senate negotiators on the effort to prevent the government from going over the "fiscal cliff" offered a pessimistic assessment Sunday barely 24 hours before a deadline to avert tax hikes on virtually every worker.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers have been here before. They've steamrolled through cushy nonconference schedules to crack the AP Top 25 and raise some optimism for the season. Then the Big Ten comes along and roughs them up.
Apparent struggles by GOP governors on the issue of health care exchanges suggest political uncertainty for Republicans as the Affordable Care Act starts to go into effect two years after clearing Congress without a single Republican vote. The risks are acute for governors in Democratic-leaning or swing-voting states.
A Grand Rapids woman has died a week after police say she was shot by a man in her home.
We'll take a look back at the best books of 2012. We covered a lot of literary ground on The Daily Circuit this year, and many of the books featured on the show have ended up on critics' lists of top reads.
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision on the healthcare reform law may have dominated health news in 2012, but there were many other big medical stories. We'll discuss the discoveries that captured our attention.
A Capitol Hill deal to avert the "fiscal cliff" was proving elusive Sunday as a deadline to avert tax hikes on virtually every American worker and block sweeping spending cuts grew perilously near.
President Barack Obama went on air to levy the pressure on Congress as Senate leaders worked to negotiate a deal to avert the "fiscal cliff." Meanwhile, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said on Fox News Sunday that the odds of a last-minute deal are good, saying, "Hats off to the president, he won."
Several new state laws go into effect this week. Beginning Tuesday, all new school buses used in Minnesota must have a crossing control arm on the right front bumper that automatically extends whenever a bus is stopped.
State officials are hoping this New Year's Eve will be Minnesota's fifth in a row with no deaths caused by drunken driving.
Arab-Americans are looking back and trying to unearth their stories, separating myth from truth and hoping to show their neighbors that, in the story of America, they are not a "them" but an "us."
A new sled dog race begins Sunday, Jan. 6, on Minnesota's North Shore of Lake Superior. The Gichigami Express will include teams from Minnesota, Michigan, Alaska and Canada.

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