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Ellen DeGeneres surprises Minnesota single mom who donated kidney to save her son

TV host Ellen DeGeneres surprised a Minnesota family in a segment airing today on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Ellen patched in a live shot with Stacey Elsenpeter, of Andover, and her three children: Zachary, Austin and Kylie. Elsenpeter jumped up and down upon seeing DeGeneres on her computer screen

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2017-11-16 22:48:00

Around the state: Train collision kills 2 women in Red Lake County

PLUMMER - The State Patrol says two women are dead after their car collided with a freight train in northwestern Minnesota. Authorities said Emilie Genevieve Skjerven, 78, of Plummer was driving a Ford Taurus on a private driveway when she collided with a Canadian Pacific train Wednesday morning in

POST-BULLETIN - 2017-11-16 04:34:48

Driver charged with murder in robbery hit-and-run

ANOKA, Minn. - The driver who allegedly ran over and killed a young man during a drug deal gone wrong is now charged with murder. Anoka County Prosecutors detailed charges of second-degree murder and criminal vehicular homicide against 19-year-old Loren James Gafner in a criminal complaint filed Wed

KARE - 2017-11-15 21:22:45

One-man crime spree terrorizes northeast neighborhood

One man terrorized a northeast Rochester neighborhood on Thursday with a short and odd crime spree that started in a 14-year-old girl's bedroom. After receiving several calls about a man entering homes, stealing things and acting irrationally in the 1500 and 1600 blocks of 7-1/2 Avenue Northeast, Ro

POST-BULLETIN - 2017-11-17 16:15:00

Rep. Sheldon Johnson to leave Legislature after two decades representing St. Paul

Longtime St. Paul lawmaker Sheldon Johnson announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election to the Minnesota House in 2018. Johnson, a Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party member, has represented the St. Paul neighborhoods of Dayton's Bluff, Mounds Park, Eastview, Conway, Battlecreek and Highwood for n

PIONEER PRESS - 2017-11-17 00:55:27

Two-plus years in the making: Nicollet Mall back in business

We made it after all. Nicollet Mall reopened at noon Thursday, marking the end of a construction headache that's cost millions of dollars and closed the downtown Minneapolis corridor for more than two years. Dozens of people gathered on Nicollet and 7th Street midday to celebrate, shivering and sipp

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2017-11-16 21:26:00

Hwy. 169 will be single lane in Champlin this weekend

Motorists in Champlin can expect major backups this weekend as Hwy. 169 will be reduced to one lane in each direction, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said. Lane restrictions will go into effect at 9 a.m. Friday and remain in place until 5 a.m. Monday. Northbound traffic will be shifted t

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2017-11-17 12:04:00

All about turkeys at Eastman Nature Center

Turkey Time Test your turkey knowledge and find out interesting facts about Thanksgiving's main course. Learn about the characteristics of turkeys and how they survive in the wild. Make a craft for your holiday celebrations. (1-3 p.m. Sun. Free. Eastman Nature Center, Elm Creek Park Reserve, 13351 E

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2017-11-16 17:32:00

Take a Slow Film up the Hudson River on Thanksgiving

Do you remember the Yule Log program that WPIX broadcast at Christmastime from 1966 to 1989? Its amusing history is well documented on Wikipedia, which reveals the seemingly ever-crackling log in a fireplace was just a loop of 17 seconds that was later re-filmed and expanded to six minutes. This Th

WLIW.ORG - 2017-11-17 08:00:00

Huntington vets build homes to aid others in need

Huntington Station veteran Jerome Robinson, ninth from left, stands with the 2017 VetsBuild graduating class at the Huntington Opportunity Resource Center Nov. 13. Photo by Sara-Megan Walsh Veterans who have served our country are proving in Huntington Station they can also learn the skills to help

TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM - 2017-11-16 17:49:40

Joe Dowd: The surreal experience of modern moviegoing

I'll begin by saying I don't get out much. But whose bright idea was it to turn movie theaters into torture chambers? A couple of Saturdays ago I decided to turn off the computer and join the world of the living on a weekend evening. What harm could come of it? I'll go to a movie, I figured. "Murder

LONG ISLAND BUSINESS NEWS - 2017-11-16 20:00:41

Schools use Halloween as a teaching tool for students

The arrival of autumn proved to be an effective learning tool for kids across Long Island. Local schools have hosted everything from fall-themed art projects to science experiments involving apples and pumpkins in an effort to bring the changing seasons into the classroom. Bayville Intermediate Scho

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-17 02:13:24

Small LI retailers seek to offer what the internet can't

Brian Drucker's Cow Over the Moon toy store in Huntington offers a full-service shopping experience. Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara Small retailers on Long Island are facing the challenge of online shopping by offering products and services that can't be easily matched by a website. The

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-17 11:00:00

Destination Long Island: November 19-30

An inside look at the final stages of Champagne-making culminates with a glass of the vineyard's Cuvee Rare Champagne, along with hors d'oeuvres. Reservations required. (Pindar Vineyards. Peconic. 631-734-6200, ext. 104. Weekends through Nov. 26.)SYLPH CHAMBER MUSIC AT NORTH SHORE LIBRARY Flutist Na

LONG ISLAND BUSINESS NEWS - 2017-11-16 23:00:27

After natural disasters, the giving season focuses on victims

From across the Island, churches, clubs, businesses and individuals dig deep for charity Photo Credit: Barry Sloan On a recent Saturday afternoon, Margarica McGowan, 18, was among the throngs of young people at Roose velt Field mall in Garden City. You could say the Holy Spirit and the holiday spi

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-17 02:42:33

Long Island Concerts & Events November 17-19

Grammy-nominated R&B singer Tank joins soul singer-songwriter Leela James for their Savage X The Soul tour. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $35-$146. 8 p.m. Nov. 17. Max Weinberg's Jukebox The percussionist behind Bruce Springsteen's E Street

LONGISLANDPRESS - 2017-11-17 13:55:41

Dad of 11 killed protecting son during robbery

A New Jersey dad of 11 was stabbed to death while protecting one of his children during a robbery, police said. Jose Malave, 30, died Tuesday night in front of several family members, including his girlfriend and four of his kids, in the doorway of his Jersey City apartment building, according to th

NEW YORK POST - 2017-11-16 23:33:23

Brooklyn murder suspects caught in S.C. return for trial

Anthony Alexander, who was also caught hiding out in South Carolina after the murders, was brought back to Brooklyn this week.(Sam Costanza/for New York Daily News) Men wanted in the murders of two innocent Brooklyn mothers returned to the borough in handcuffs Thursday to face justice for the killi

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-17 07:37:02

Men arrested in fatal shooting of two Brooklyn mothers to appear in court

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - The two men arrested for a fatal shooting that left two Brooklyn moms dead are scheduled to appear in court Friday. Anthony Alexander, 18, and Nazir Saunders, 20, allegedly gunned down Chynna Battle, 21, and Shaqwanda Staley, 29, while aiming for someone else at the barbecue. The

PIX11.COM - 2017-11-17 12:25:19

Nigerian women’s bobsled team will be first to represent country in Winter Olympics 

The Nigerian bobsled team might be the best bobsleigh story since "Cool Runnings." After forming in 2016, the three-member Nigerian bobsled team qualified to become the first to represent Nigeria in the upcoming 2018 Olympics. They'll be the first African team, men or women, to qualify in the Bobs

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-17 17:01:59