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Bob Kendall, owner of Kendallville Farm in Glencoe, raises reindeer along with the usual cows and horses. He became enamored of reindeer after seeing two at a mall while shopping. Bob and his wife, Sandy, have 15 reindeer, which they rent for parties, holiday events and shopping mall displays. The season keeps them running, transporting Santa's assistants in a trailer to events from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on weekends.

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Construction on the new Minnesota Vikings stadium started last December. When complete in 2016, the building will rise about 300 feet above ground, house 65,000 seats and cost upward of $1 billion. Photojournalist Jeffrey Thompson checked in on how construction is going. A large support beam structure is painted as construction on the new Vikings stadium continues in downtown Minneapolis. Two matching support structures rise from the construction of the new Vikings stadium in downtown Minneapolis. Parts of structural support beams lay disassembled as construction on the new Vikings stadium continues in downtown Minneapolis.

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The 2013 Tall Ships Festival is expected to draw even more people than IN 2010, the last time Duluth hosted a similar event, according to Terry Mattson, president and CEO of Visit Duluth. The nine ships that year attracted about 250,000 visitors to the world's largest inland port. Some of the thousands of visitors this year walked along the waterfront on Thursday, July 25, 2013. Nine majestic sailing ships evoking our nation's nautical past sailed into the Duluth harbor Thursday afternoon, July 25, 2013, during the Grand Parade of Sail that signals the start of the city's five-day Tall Ships Festival. Above, Pride of Baltimore II crewmembers including Melissa Brauner, of New Orleans, left, and Chad Lossing, of Big Rapids, Mich., work on the ship's sails as it enters the harbor. Melissa Brauner, of New Orleans, at the wheel of the Pride of Baltimore II, after she navigated it into the harbor in Duluth.

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Protest marchers called for justice for Trayvon Martin and Terrance Franklin and demands that the Unites States Department of Justice bring civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, Monday evening, July 15, 2013 in Minneapolis. Asa Edwards of Little Canada gathers to protest George Zimmerman's acquittal in the 2012 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida Monday, July 15, 2013 at the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis. He was there with his son Kaos Edwards, foreground, and wife Regina Edwards, not pictured. The crowd was also protesting police actions in the shooting death of Terrance Franklin in an uptown Minneapolis basement in May. A large crowd gathers Monday evening, July 15, 2013 outside the Hennepin County Government Center to protest George Zimmerman's acquittal in the 2012 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida. Ashley Martin, right, the mother of Terrance Franklin's son, speaks to people gathered to protest George Zimmerman's acquittal in the 2012 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida Monday, July 15, 2013 at the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis. They were also protesting police actions in the shooting death of Terrance Franklin in an uptown Minneapolis basement in May.

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Somalis in Minnesota commemorated Somali Independence Day this weekend as the 52nd anniversary of their country's struggle for independence. The Somali Independence Day festival Sunday, June 30, 2013 in Minneapolis included food, music and a camel -- a popular attraction among children. Officially July 1, Somali Independence Day commemorates the founding of the Republic of Somalia when it gained freedom from British and Italian rule in 1960. Minnesota is home to one of the largest Somali populations outside of Somalia. Young girls share a secret in the midst of the Somali Independence Day festival on Sunday, June 30, 2013 in Minneapolis. A woman takes photos of the music performance at the Somali Independence Day celebration on Sunday, June 30, 2013 in Minneapolis.

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Residents and utility crews on Saturday were assessing and repairing the damage from a severe storm on Friday night. The National Weather Service said that the worst damage from the storm was centered in the metro area, with hundreds of trees and power lines down throughout the Twin Cities. In the Highland Park area of St. Paul, cleanup was underway on Saturday, June 22, 2013, after severe thunderstorms caused damage and power failures around the Twin Cities on Friday night. Megan Kellerman of Minneapolis uses her cellphone on Saturday, June 22, 2013 while it charges off the battery of her car, which was crushed by a fallen tree on Humbolt Avenue near 33rd Street in Minneapolis. Numerous large, old trees were uprooted in this neighborhood east of Lake Calhoun and south of Uptown after powerful overnight storms swept through the Twin Cities. Rockville, Minn., Fire Chief Rodney Schaefer stops to take a photo of a downed tree on a home on Friday, June 21, 2013, in Rockville, Minn. The tree crushed an antique tractor. A strong overnight storm caused damage over much of central Minnesota.

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Michael Karkoc, 94, told American authorities in 1949 that he had performed no military service during World War II, concealing his work as an officer and founding member of the SS-led Ukrainian Self Defense Legion and later as an officer in the SS Galician Division, the AP reports. In this May 22, 1990 photo, Michael Karkoc, photographed in Lauderdale, Minn. prior to a visit to Minnesota from Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev in early June of 1990. Karkoc, a top commander whose Nazi SS-led unit, is blamed for burning villages filled with women and children lied to American immigration officials to get into the United States and has been living in Minnesota since shortly after World War II, according to evidence uncovered by The Associated Press. In this picture taken May 10, 2013, a monument pays tribute to civilians who were burned alive during WWII in Pidhaitsi close to Ukraine's western city of Lutsk. The monument reads: 'To our parents, wives, children, who were murdered by the German occupants on December 3, 1943 in Pidhaitsi. 21 people, including 9 children.' Evidence uncovered by AP indicates that Ukrainian Self Defense Legion commander Michael Karkoc's unit was in the area at the time of the massacre. The photo taken June 3, 2013 in Chicago shows the header of Michael Karkoc's petition for naturalization obtained from the U.S. National Archives in Illinois. The petition was granted. Karkoc a top commander whose Nazi SS-led unit is blamed for burning villages filled with women and children lied to American immigration officials to get into the United States and has been living in Minnesota since shortly after World War II.

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A classic ground-beef burger is a terrific way to kick off the summer, but outdoor chefs might also want to experiment with other types of meat: lamb, turkey, salmon, pork-or even bean-and-grain veggie burgers. The current Real Food magazine, which you can pick up free from Lunds and Byerly's has a lot of great alterna-burger recipes. Charlotte Smith works behind the counter helping customers select cuts of beef, lamb, goat and pork or homemade sausages Sunday, May 26, 2013 at Clancey's Meats and Fish in Minneapolis. The Linden Hills neighborhood butcher shop often buys whole animals from local farmers and can provide specific cuts of meat for customers. Alexander Huffington butchers a goat Sunday, May 26, 2013 at Clancey's Meats and Fish in Minneapolis. Gilled goat loin chops, purchased at Clancey's, served with a quinoa salad Monday.

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