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Community Rallies to Cover Funeral Costs for Toddler Killed in Brooklyn Center Fire

Tears streamed down cheeks and prayers echoed in the air Saturday afternoon outside an apartment complex in Brooklyn Center where a 2-year old boy died in a fire.

Family and friends held a vigil for Keoni Holt.

"I'm going to miss him so much," Kenya Holt, Keoni's mother, said tearfully. "It's just so hard."

Somali-American Who Helped Mogadishu Gov't Killed

Mogadishu government - Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Gunmen shot and killed a Somali-American from Minnesota who had left a well-paying job in the U.S. to help the fledgling city government in Mogadishu, an official and relative said Wednesday.

Brooklyn Park Educator Named 'Education Support Professional of the Year'

A Brooklyn Park educator has been named the state’s Education Support Professional of the Year.

The award, which comes from Education Minnesota, was given to Cindy Brose, a paraprofessional who works with special needs youth at Edgewood Education Center. She has worked with special needs kids for 21 years in various roles, according to Education Minnesota.

'Bud Grant Way' near New Vikings Stadium Dedicated Monday

Bud Grant Way is now a formally recognized street in Minneapolis, just to the south of the under-construction Minnesota Vikings stadium.

Maureen Bausch Named as Super Bowl Host Committee CEO

A new CEO has been named to head up preparations for the upcoming Super Bowl that will be hosted in Minneapolis in 2018.

Bloomington War Hero Honored for Service in WWII

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A Minnesota war hero will be honored Monday for his service and sacrifice in Europe during World War II.

Private First Class Jim Carroll will receive the Knight of the Legion Honor Medal, which is the highest honor France can award a foreign citizen.

Garth Brooks Stops by Hockey Sports Camp in St. Louis Park

A country superstar stepped off the stage and onto some ice to encourage young, aspiring hockey players in St. Louis Park.

On Sunday, Garth Brooks and former NHL star and Stanley Cup winner Shjon Podein stopped by the ProCamps sports camp; they played with kids in the DinoMights youth hockey program.