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'Moms Demand Action' Advocacy Group Honors Sandy Hook Victims in Minneapolis

As fingertips strum a harp, filling the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis with sounds of beauty and healing, a community can't forget the death and horror brought into the world at the hands of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza one year ago.

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Hundreds Attend Wreaths Across America Day at Fort Snelling

At Fort Snelling National Cemetery Saturday, hundreds came to remember, to honor, to teach.

Investigators Look For Mpls. Officer's Gun, Uniform Stolen in St. Paul

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Investigators are still trying to track down equipment stolen from an off-duty Minneapolis police officer last month, according to Minneapolis police.

The officer's gun, uniform and other property was taken from his pickup truck while he was at a drug store in St. Paul, police said.

Doctors 'Cautiously Optimistic' About UMD Student With Severe Hypothermia

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The 19-year-old UMD student who spent almost 10 hours out in the cold is making some improvement, according to her family.

The Caring Bridge website for Alyssa Jo Lommel says doctors are "cautiously optimistic".

She was taken into surgery Friday at Regions Hospital after she started having trouble breathing. She is now on a ventilator.

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Wreath Donations Down Days Before Veterans' Cemetery Ceremonies

Every holiday season, thousands of wreaths are laid at the graves of fallen American soldiers across the country -- and here in Minnesota. But this year, donations are down, meaning fewer veterans will be honored in this holiday tradition.

Thrivent Financial Pledges to Match $25K in Change Donated to Red Kettles Saturday

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans has pledged to match up to $25,000 in coins donationed to Twin Cities Red Kettles on Saturday, Dec. 14.

The matching gift comes as the Salvation Army announced they are behind in their Christmas campaign goal by more than $500,000.

Mpls. City Council Approves 'Downtown East'; Judge Issues Partial Lawsuit Ruling

The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved the "Downtown East" development that will be adjacent to the new Minnesota Vikings stadium.

The $400 million project will include two office towers for 5,000 Wells Fargo employees, retail space, apartments, a city park and a huge parking ramp that will also be used by the Vikings on game days.