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Minnesota WWII Vet to Receive Prestigious French Medal

A World War II veteran from Minnesota is about to receive the highest decoration France can present to a foreign citizen.
    
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Sunday will present the Knight of the Legion of Honor Medal to veteran Jim Carroll of Bloomington. Carroll, a private 1st class, is being honored for his service in western Europe during World War II.

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2 New Holiday Traditions Open in Twin Cities

Two new holiday traditions opened Friday in the Twin Cities.

In downtown St. Paul, the European Christmas Market kicked off its three-day run. The open-air market located in the West Seventh Place corridor features handmade goods of artwork, holiday décor, candles and clothing from local crafters.

Minnetonka Student's Arrest Prompts Conversation about School Threats

Parents in Minnetonka are using a middle school student's suspected hit list of classmates as a teaching tool over the holiday break.

The 13-year-old Shorewood boy attends Minnetonka Middle School West in Excelsior.

Best Buy's Website Crashes on Black Friday... Twice

Black Friday shoppers crashed Best Buy's website twice on one of the busiest retail days of the year.

A spokesman for the Richfield-based chain said a concentrated spike in mobile traffic forced them to close down the site for a little more than an hour Friday morning. The site then crashed again around 4:30 p.m.

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Middle School Student in Minnetonka Charged with Making Threats<br />

A seventh grade student in the Minnetonka school district is facing felony charges of making terroristic threats, school officials said Thursday.

The 13-year-old Shorewood boy attends Minnetonka Middle School West in Excelsior.

Local Businesses Gear up for Small Business Saturday; European Christmas Market Opens

In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday which encourages shoppers to bypass the "big box" stores for one day during their holiday shopping and shop local.

Small Business Saturday - the Saturday after Thanksgiving - has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before.

'Average Mohamed:' Minneapolis Man Creates Anti-Extremist Videos

Federal, state and local authorities are working to stop Minnesotans from going to Syria to fight alongside Islamic State militants and Somalia to fight with Al-Shabab.

Just this week, two Minnesota men faced criminal charges in connection with terrorist activities.