Dallas Man Becomes Mall Of America's 1st Black SantaThe nation's largest shopping mall is hosting its first-ever black Santa Claus. The Mall of America in Minnesota hired Larry Jefferson of Dallas to play Kris Kringle as part of its Santa Experience.
Officer Charged In Shooting That Was Streamed On FacebookProsecutors say that when Philando Castile was pulled over, he calmly told the officer he had a gun and was licensed to carry it. Moments later, the officer fired shots, and a bleeding Castile's last words were: "I wasn't reaching for it."
Minnesota Gets 84-67 Win Over UT-ArlingtonJalen Jones scored 17 points and Erick Neal added 12 for Texas-Arlington. The Mavericks pulled out road wins at Ohio State and Memphis last season, and appeared primed to pull another upset against the Gophers.
Prince Museum Adds Tour Dates & Fan PackagesPrince's Paisley Park plans to offer new, themed fan packages and is adding tour dates through March 31. The museum, located in suburban Minneapolis, said Thursday that the new tour packages start December 1.
Council: Prince's Paisley Park Museum Can Open PermanentlyA Minnesota city council says Prince's Paisley Park recording studio and home can finally open as a permanent museum.
Prince's Paisley Park Seeking Tour GuidesPaisley Park needs employees to handle the hordes of fans expected to visit Prince's private estate and studio complex in suburban Minneapolis when it opens for public tours on October 6.
Scout Leader Remembered As Loving Mother, Generous VolunteerA group of Boy Scouts is home after a tragic camping trip that claimed the lives of a fellow scout and a scout leader.
Boy Scout, Scout Leader Killed On MN Camping Trip From North TexasThe Ontario Provincial Police on Thursday identified the two who died as 13-year-old Christian James Sanchez of Lewisville, Texas, and 39-year-old Rorth Lac of Carrollton, Texas.
"America Is Weeping" After 3 Tragic DaysThree tumultuous days made it clear that electing a black president hasn't reconciled the nation's fractured history with race. A country that lived through decades of unrest still bubbles with resentment and rage.
Obama "Deeply Disturbed" By Police ShootingsPresident Obama took to Facebook on Thursday afternoon to express his thoughts about this week's police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota. "All Americans should be deeply troubled by the fatal shootings," he said.
Minnesota Police Kill Man After Traffic StopA man died after an officer-involved shooting Wednesday night in a Twin Cities suburb, and the aftermath of the gunfire was caught on cell phone video that was posted to Facebook.
Judge Says No Hurry In Determining Prince ClaimsA Minnesota judge handling Prince's estate says he's in no hurry to decide who can get a slice of the superstar's fortune.

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