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Minn. Officials Offer Warning About Home Fires During Holiday Season

Officials are warning Minnesotans as we enter a historically dangerous season.

With the temperatures dropping and the holidays coming up, people can be at greater risk for house fires. Cooking, heating and open flames were the most common causes of structure fires in 2013, according to a report recently released by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

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Minn. Hunters Register 111K Deer Through 3rd Weekend

Minnesota hunters have registered 111,000 deer through the third and last weekend of the firearms deer season, a drop of 31,000 from the same period a year ago.

But the lower harvest is by design. Regulations were put in place to make more deer - especially does - off-limits to increase Minnesota's deer herd.

Thanksgiving Trumps Black Friday for Deals

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Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year.
    
An analysis of sales data and store circulars by two research firms contradicts conventional wisdom that Black Friday is when shoppers can get the most and biggest sales of the year.
    

Blaine Man Accused of Stealing Truck from Lexington Bar, Driving Impaired

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A Blaine man is facing multiple charges after allegedly stealing a truck from a Lexington bar.

Centennial Lakes police were called to a bar on the 3800 block of Restwood Road on a report of a stolen vehicle. When they arrived, the victim said he had been warming up his truck, and when went outside 10-15 minutes later it was gone.

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Ramsey Woman Accused of Taking $34K from Lacrosse Booster Club

A 45-year-old Ramsey woman is accused of taking money from the Anoka High School boy's lacrosse booster club back in March.

Amy Weigman allegedly took nearly $34,000 in unauthorized ATM withdrawals and payments, according to the criminal complaint. She was the booster club treasurer.

Forest Lake Man Charged after Allegedly Beating Woman with Hammer

Justin Cardinal - Photo: Anoka County Sheriff's Office

A 33-year-old man has been charged Friday with assault after allegedly hitting a woman in the head with a hammer.

Justin Cardinal of Forest Lake was captured Thursday after an extensive search by land and air in Anoka County.

Stovetop Extinguisher Credited for Stopping Fridley Apartment Fire

A stovetop fire extinguisher is credited with saving lives from an apartment fire in Fridley Thursday.

The kitchen fire broke out at Brandes Place in the 6100 block of 5th Street.