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Benefit Planned for Duluth Student Who Spent Freezing Night on Porch

The University of Minnesota Duluth student found unconscious after nine hours in subzero temps earlier this month is coming to terms with what has happened and what's in store, according to her family.

On Wednesday, Alyssa Lommel's mother updated her CaringBridge site saying it appears her daughter is starting to accept the way things are going to be.

Toy Drive & Santa Day

Toy Drive & Santa Day

FARIBAULT – Even Santa loves to park the sleigh once in a while and hop on a Harley! 

 

Santa will be hanging out at Faribault Harley-Davidson on December 7th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

 

The event is called Toy Drive & Santa Day at Faribault Harley-Davidson.  FHD is a Toys for Tots drop location this year. 

 

White Earth Band Ends Blood Quantum Rule

Photo: Courtesy of White Earth Nation  -

The White Earth Band of Ojibwe has adopted a new constitution that expands membership in Minnesota's largest Chippewa tribe and changes the structure of its tribal government.
    

Closure for Mandy Matula's Family After Remains Found

After nearly six months of searching, the family of 24-year-old Mandy Matula has some closure.

Dayton Heads to International Falls Wednesday

Gov. Mark Dayton - Photo: MGN Online

Gov. Mark Dayton heads to International Falls to try to calm anxiety over the sale of Boise to Packaging Corp. of America and recent layoffs.
    
Dayton says he called PCA CEO Mark Kowlzan recently to talk about the remaining 580 jobs at the plant and says he's hopeful PCA will pay down some debt, then invest in the future of the plant.

Minn. Toddler who Bit Tide Detergent Pod Out of Intensive Care

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A 1-year-old Minnesota boy who was poisoned when he bit into a Tide detergent pod is out of the pediatric intensive care unit at a North Dakota hospital.
    
Alexander Rhode from Hitterdal, Minn., was flown to Sanford's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in Fargo more than a week ago.
    

Hundreds Mourn Granite Falls Homicide Victim

Andrew Joseph Dikken, 28, of Granite Falls, is a person of interest in the case -

A young woman who was fatally shot along with her boyfriend was eulogized as investigators worked across the street at the sheriff's department in Granite Falls to find the person responsible for the deaths.