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Minnetonka Student's Arrest Prompts Conversation about School Threats

Parents in Minnetonka are using a middle school student's suspected hit list of classmates as a teaching tool over the holiday break.

The 13-year-old Shorewood boy attends Minnetonka Middle School West in Excelsior.

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Middle School Student in Minnetonka Charged with Making Threats<br />

A seventh grade student in the Minnetonka school district is facing felony charges of making terroristic threats, school officials said Thursday.

The 13-year-old Shorewood boy attends Minnetonka Middle School West in Excelsior.

Approx. 185 Arrested for DWI in Minnesota on 'Blackout Wednesday'

Approximately 185 people in Minnesota were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on the eve of Thanksgiving, also known as "Blackout Wednesday."

Increased patrols started Wednesday to combat the consequences of driving drunk on Minnesota roads.

Storm Snarls Travel in Parts of Minnesota, Cold on its Way for Turkey Day

The recent snow is creating some difficult driving conditions on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

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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.

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.